North Royalton Community Festival

43.) North Royalton Community Festival – August 25, 2012

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When I arrived at Royalton and Ridge Roads for the North Royalton Community Festival, I was faced with an interesting problem…

…where was a festival goer supposed to park?

There is a visible parking lot next to the big yellow X (festival location)…
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…but that parking lot was used for festival rides.

I ended up driving around the big triangle once or twice, not wanting to park at a private business…

…and decided on parking in an “additional parking” lot wedged between the local police station and a nursing home.

(Fortunately, my car wasn’t towed nor ticketed.)

When I finally arrived at the festival, I saw that it was divided…

…with one side consisting of fair food, games…

…rides and jousting…

…and the other side dealing more with local businesses/organizations…

…such as Royalton Automotive…

…the YMCA

…the Bloodview Haunted House

…and the NEO Church, which gave free bottles of water.

The local side also included an eating area…

…surrounded by a handful of standard food vendors…

…local restaurants Dolce Wrap and Royalwood Wine & Deli…

…and musical entertainment via a DJ.

But most impressive for me were the booths held by men and women of service…

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…such as the resident volunteer Community Emergency Response Team…

…the North Royalton Police Department…

…which had a Bomb Squad robot present…

…and the North Royalton Fire Department, who offered free hats…

…and a shot at the hose.

 

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