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Neosho celebrates fall, history

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NEOSHO, MISSOURI -

Neosho hosts its "Fall Fest" every year with vendors, food, and town spirit, bringing thousands into its downtown. Creative scarecrows dotted the streets, some with a message, others in fun. 

Crowder College students earn community service hours for helping with the event. Kyla Buchanan is a freshman at Crowder.

"It's a really fun way to get the service hours, just directing people towards the different food places or things for kids to do. I've seen a lot of kids with the fake tattoos or enjoying the bouncy houses. It's a good place to be," Buchanan said.

Part of Fall Fest is Newton County Historical Society's "History Alley". Fall fest-goers take a literal walk through the town and county's history by interacting with artisans in traditional costumes. Artisan displays this year include blacksmiths, banjo-makers and butter-churning. 

"It's fun for us to show what we do and what these people's grandparents, great-grandparents and fore-fathers did. History is always going to repeat itself," Doug Crane, banjo-maker said.

The turnout at History Alley broke last year's record attendance of 1500 people early on in the day according to Park Director Deanna Booyer.

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