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Webb City Celebrates "Springtime on Broadway"

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It's "Springtime on Broadway!" Webb City kicks off the festival season this weekend with its seventh annual community fair.

More than fifty vendors line the streets from Broadway to Main selling handmade goods and precious keepsakes.

With a break in the stormy weather it gives people a chance to soak up the sun.

“This really is the first big community event in the spring so people have been sitting in their homes through these winters and the snow and the cold weather and they want to come out and enjoy the sunshine and enjoy it with their other community members,” says Webb City Economic & Community Development Director Erin Turner.

From fresh squeezed lemonade to funnel cakes there's something to tempt everyone's taste buds. And for those more adventurous there's even alligator on a stick...I'm gonna give it a try. It tastes like chicken...and shrimp...kinda mixed together.

iI's a family affair, with live carving demonstrations, three blocks of inflatables, and a special pit for children to mine for gold there's things to keep everyone entertained.

“My favorite part is all the rides because they're really fun and they have a lot of options,” says eleven year old Tristan Barroeta.

“They've got the band playing and face painting for kids and different activities for the kids to enjoy and even places to shop,” says Duquesne resident Jennifer Ogle.

Webb City's Downtown was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places in July and a portion of the proceeds help to keep Webb City beautiful.

“…like buying the trash cans which is not an easy feat. The lamp posts the beautiful lamp posts, they came from Springtime on Broadway dollars. The lamp post banners and things like that in order to put back in our downtown to make it even better than it was before,” says Turner.


The festival continues tomorrow and runs from 10 a-m to 11 p-m. The special "Taste of Summer" beer tasting event begins at 6:15.


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