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Pennsboro Country Roads Festival Celebrates 34th Year

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The Pennsboro Country Roads Festival has been a tradition in Ritchie County for the last 34 years. The last day of the festival was held on Saturday.

Brian Morton is a committee member for the festival and said this year the festival changed a bit.

"This year we have a lot of new attractions and a lot of things to offer because of our community support. We have free rock climbing wall, free zip line, free inflatable rides, there's a cartoon artist who does free drawings, and a tropical bird show," said Morton.

Morton said the festival is an inexpensive way for the whole family to have a good time.

"It's not very often you can do something with your entire family that's affordable. For the most part you could bring your family here and not spend a nickel," Morton explained.

On Saturday, families gathered for some entertainment at the inaugural Fire Department water battle.

"It's essentially a game of tug of war using fire hoses. Each team tries to push a barrel to the opposing team's side. They have to win two heats to advance in the tournament and right now we have 5 teams," explained James Robinson Jr., the chief of the Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

Robinson said the water battle will become a staple at the Country Roads Festival.

"It's going to become an annual thing. We got all the material donated and now we have it set up for future use," Robinson said.

Robinson said he hopes fire departments from surrounding counties will come and compete in future years.