MILLERSPORT- It’s good to be king, but being queen can be tough. Marching bands, military veterans, and festival queens from all over Ohio braved a remarkably chilly August 27 evening to participate in the annual Millersport Sweet Corn Festival parade. While everyone was in good spirits, several of the queens, many dressed in strapless gowns, could be overheard saying they would rather get goose bumps from the enthusiastic crowd than the cold and somewhat rainy conditions. But faithful community members came out in droves to enjoy the parade, rain or none.
“It was a Saturday afternoon crowd,” said Millersport resident Tom Tweedle. He helped manage festival booths sponsored by Baltimore Boy Scout Troop 187, saying the festival crowd was fairly strong, at least early in the day Friday and Saturday. Although, thanks to a strained economy-Tweedle supposesand a Friday night downpour, crowds thinned around 10 p.m. A strong crowd enjoyed headline performer Aaron Tippin’s energetic performance, said Tweedle. Boy Scout troops 561 and 106 were also represented at the Millersport Sweet Corn Festival.