Street Fair to be held Sept. 12 in Lewisburg


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



Books-To-Go Library is hosting its first annual Street Fair Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will be held at both the old Lewisburg City Hall, as well as the the city’s McKinney Park.

“We want everyone to come out and have a good ole’ fashioned time,” said long-serving library volunteer Melanie Henderson. “Proceeds from the event will go to the Books-To-Go Library.”

Henderson said the event is two-fold. She says the community seems to be dying and it is hard to watch. Organizers of the library want to be able to keep the doors open to the public, but also want to help bring people out the community to have fun and fellowship.

There will be many venders at the Street Fair selling many items including food. There will be lots of games for all ages including: horse shoes, corn hole, sack races, three legged races, water balloon fights, a cake walk, and face painting to name a few. There will also be live music from 1-3 p.m.

Books-To-Go Library began with a few stubborn ladies who wouldn’t allow Lewisburg’s library branch to close without a fight. Several years ago the Lewisburg branch, which was funded by the Logan County Public Library- was closed. Henderson, along with others, opened Books-To-Go in hopes of keeping not only reading alive in Lewisburg, but educational opportunities for the youth of this small city.

Over the years organizers have struggled with funding to keep the doors open. Fundraising, and now a little help from the Logan County Fiscal Court, has made it a little easier for the library to continue offering new books, movies and computers for the public to use.

“We work all year round to help fund the library here in Lewisburg,” said Henderson. “We feel it is important to have a library in our community.”

The youth of Lewisburg utilize the local library a great deal during the summer months. Most Lewisburg children wouldn’t have the opportunity to travel to Russellville to go to the library.

Anyone that wants to participate in the Street Fair it is not too late. If you are a vendor and want to be a part of the event, you can contact Henderson at 270-755-2563.

“We do this all for our community. We love Lewisburg and the people who live here,” said Henderson. “Please come out and enjoy this day together.”

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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