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Another View: Top 10 reasons to visit this year’s Auburn Community Festival

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By: Kahl Muscott, district administrator of the Auburn Recreation and Park District
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As most readers have observed, I like to make top 10 lists. I especially like sharing my opinion when it comes to an event like the Auburn Community Festival (Saturday, Oct. 16 at Recreation Park; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). In no particular order, here is what makes this event so special: 1. It’s free to attend. 2. Giant pumpkins. Most years we weigh pumpkins in excess of 1,000 pounds. This year should be no exception. 3. The most creative, elaborate scarecrows you have ever seen. True works of art. 4. The costume parade and contest. This is a crowd favorite, and one of my family’s traditions. 5. A recipe contest featuring all sorts of culinary creations. 6. The ability to win prize money in the previously mentioned contests. There is $10,000 worth of prize money to be had! 7. Giant bounce houses and inflatable toys. There is a small fee for this fun, but it is worth the money and it wears out the kids! 8. Live music. This year’s headliner, Justin Ancheta, has energy and excitement that are contagious to all in earshot. 9. Vendors. We have over 50 vendors, offering everything from tasty treats to exquisite crafts. 10. A chance to enjoy good company and a great community in one of Auburn’s true treasures — Recreation Park. I do hope that you and your family have a chance to come by on the 16th. You will not be disappointed. For more information, visit auburncommunityfestival.com. Kahl Muscott is district administrator of the Auburn Recreation and Park District