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Putnam Deputy Sheriffs Host Fundraiser Festival

Elijah and Ethan Johnson of Hurricane brought their legend cars to the fall festival. They race these cars at the Ona Speedway.

The Putnam County Deputy Sheriff’s Association held its first ever fall festival on Saturday, November 4, at the courthouse grounds in Winfield. The event featured a petting zoo sponsored by Farmers Meats and Deli, horse drawn wagon rides, a race car exhibit, games for children, a dance party with a DJ, and emergency vehicle demonstrations, as well as vendors and food trucks.

The fall festival was a fundraiser to raise money for Putnam police officers to buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children within the county. Prior to COVID, officers would take the children shopping, but the program was turned into an angel tree system due to the pandemic.

Thirteen raffles were featured at the event, with the two main prizes being half a hog generously provided by Farmers Meats and Deli, and earrings and a bracelet from Calvin Broyles Jewelers.

“We appreciate the support we have gotten for our first year,” said Destiny Reese, one of the festival organizers. “We hope to make this an annual event. The main purpose is to provide a blessed and merry Christmas to these children, and because of the community, it was a success.”

Children enjoy a dance off competition at the festival.
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