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Marion County Communities Celebrate End of Summer With Festivals

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MARION COUNTY -

Many kids have already returned to school, signaling then end of summer. But, this weekend, a pair of Marion County communities weren't ready to say goodbye to summer.

Farmington celebrated its homecoming celebration, while Monongah held its annual Monongah Fest.

Events at Monongah Fest kicked off Friday with a town-wide yard sale and continued Saturday with a big favorite: the parade.

"The kids always enjoy it and it's a good community. Everybody kind of comes out for everything," Monongah resident Shelly Yankie said.

WBOY's Tony J. Amormino, Don Gray and Jamie Stover joined Snowbird and stopped by the parade, too, while Farmington's event went off a few miles away.

"You want to try to get your community together, and get them more involved with things, we proved that here in the last few years," said Forrest O'Dell of Farmington Homecoming Inc. "You know a small town area, you need to have this happen, and this is what we're working for."

It started as a true homecoming for Farmington High School alumni. But, the annual Farmington Homecoming is now a festival celebrating new and old residents. Many visitors wait each year to catch-up with an old neighbor or two.

"This is it right here, getting to meet these people who used to live here and you haven't seen in years," O'Dell said. "I have neighbors, like who's walking in behind us now and it's just a good thing to get everyone together, that's what this is here for that's what it's all about."

Monongah Fest continues with a car show Sunday.