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Depot hosts Fall Family Fest, Photo Contest

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. will be holding its 10th annual Fall Family Fest on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Cherokee Railroad Depot on South 4th Street in downtown Cherokee.

The day will kick of at 9 a.m., there will be a Farmers Market held until all the produce is gone. Other events will include an Art Display provided by area artists, and music will be provided throughout the day. The Little Sioux Valley Model Railroad will be open and operating at the depot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Also Judy and CW Miller will be giving a rope-making demonstration from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Darrell Veencamp will show how honey is extruded from a honeycomb.

Lunch will start at 11:00 a.m. until the food is gone. Menu includes tavern, chips, hot dogs, and a drink. The Fall Family Fest will also include games and activities for kids starting at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. During that time kids can meet Barkley the Dog from 1st Trust and Savings Bank. There also will be a vegetable toss, apple eating contest, little train ride and much, much more.

Plus, the Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. is hosting the first annual Photography Contest.

The guidelines for all entrants in the Photography Contest include:

*The contest is open to people of all ages.

*Each entrant may enter one or two photos.

*The photos should depict some aspect of Fall or Autumn in Cherokee and/or Northwest Iowa.

*The photos may have been taken in this or any prior year as long as it is the Fall season.

*The photos must have no bends or folds so they can be safely mounted with mounting corners on a wall.

*Photos can be rejected for any reason.

*Photos are to be 8" x 10" or 8" x 12".

*Photos are to be in color.

*Each photo is to be labeled with the name, address, and phone number of the photographer on the reverse side.

*All photos should be unframed and unmatted on standard glossy or matte photo paper.

*A small border is acceptable if desired.

Photos are to be brought to the Cherokee Depot (call ahead at telephone 712-229-9502) no later than Wednesday, Sept. 21, so they can be judged in advance of the Fall Festival and displayed on the wall the day of the Festival, along with indication of how well the photos placed in the contest.

Photographers may pick up their photographs during the first week after the Festival.

Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. will have non-cash prizes for the winners of first place, second place, third place, and a people's choice.

All entrants are welcome!

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