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2011-10-28 / Government / Neighborhood

Eau Claire residents enjoy the Pumpkin Patch and Fish Fry Festival

By Josh Cruse


Master Abdullah Ballard, instructor of Kempo Martial Arts gives exhibition Master Abdullah Ballard, instructor of Kempo Martial Arts gives exhibition Residents of the Eau Claire Community took part in the second annual Pumpkin Patch and Fish Fry Festival at the Eau Claire Community Council Building Saturday, October 22. Among the festivities were apple bobbing, sack races, and a karate demonstration.

A farmer’s market offered items such as pumpkins and gourds. The money raised will go to a number of initiatives such as the Education Task Force, the Eau Claire Youth Initiative, and the Eau Claire Renaissance Project.

“This is very important because we are trying to have money to do things in the community so hopefully the community will be more involved,” Venice Livingston, coordinator of the festival, said.



Dreamsa Harrison, Chaze Cooper, and Yolanda Jones were the first ones to buy a pumpkin and gourd. Dreamsa Harrison, Chaze Cooper, and Yolanda Jones were the first ones to buy a pumpkin and gourd.

Chaze Cooper enjoys a martial arts display. Chaze Cooper enjoys a martial arts display.

Keith McNeil, Joseph Joyner, Donovan Greene, Venice Livingston, Wajeeh Wade, Courtney Harris, and Marcus Johnson enjoy the Pumpkin Patch. Keith McNeil, Joseph Joyner, Donovan Greene, Venice Livingston, Wajeeh Wade, Courtney Harris, and Marcus Johnson enjoy the Pumpkin Patch.

Columbia Police Officer Steve Rumschik and Edna Samuels Columbia Police Officer Steve Rumschik and Edna Samuels

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