Scenes from the 2012 Foothills Festival – Around Town

Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Long-time Foothills Festival Planning Committee member Fran Hay spent some time Friday afternoon, promoting the events on slate for last weekend’s Foothills Festival during a live remote broadcast with WANY radio station host Sid Scott.

Another record number of runners were on hand Saturday morning for the start of the Foothills Festival 5K Run, with 180 leaving the starting line this year.

Some of the arts and crafts offered this past weekend were intended to be displayed on a shelf, while others were to be displayed on the buyer. Face painting, hair decorating and event air-brushed painted-on tattoos, shown being applied above, were available around the courthouse square during last weekend’s Foothills Festival.

There’s always plenty of variety being offered at the Foothills Festival Food Court, but Donnie Stinson seemed to be partial to this plate of giant onion rings he purchased on Saturday.

The collection of inflatable attractions were the sight of constant activity from the younger Foothills Festival crowd on both Friday and Saturday. The inflatable rides were located next to First and Farmer’s Bank on Jefferson Street.

All about the hats
Last weekend’s cool air and brisk winds brought out a host of hats for the Foothills Festival, some traditional and others – well not so much.
Above, Tisha Starns and Austin Waid used their hats to keep their heads, ears, and necks warm as they took in all of the sights and sounds of the Foothills Festival.

Jaxon Frye’s hat not only kept his head good and warm, but included “legs” that extended down and were used as gloves as well.

This float from the Pine Grove United Methodist Church picked up a third place win in Friday’s Foothills Parade float contest.

Westview Christian Church picked up the first place honors in the Foothills Parade float competition with this entry.

Clinton County Care and Rehab Center was awarded the second place prize in the Foothills Festival Parade float competition for this entry entitled “Courage and Grace.”

Kiss Them Goodbye, a clothing store located in south Albany, won the coveted Foothills Window Display trophy with its “Where the Mountains Touch the Stars” themed entry that was complete with a scrolling welcome marquee as well as background audio.