February 10, 2016

Festival on the Trails returns this weekend

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com The Festival on the Trails will come back to Gardner this weekend after a yearlong hiatus. The third annual festival, which was first organized in 2007 to celebrate the city’s sesquicentennial anniversary, will take place all day Saturday, June 12, in downtown Gardner and will feature a variety of activities and Continue Reading

Festival tour will include Wilson’s account of Bushwackers’ raid on local general store

Mica Marriott mmarriott@gardnernews.com Stephen Wilson slept upstairs above Gardner’s first General Store, located at 103 S. Elm where the Masonic Lodge and Rustic Connection are today. He worked seven days a week. His roommate was an old Mexican War veteran, Wesley Iliff, who was employed by J.W. Sponable also. The roommates and owner would eventually Continue Reading

Festival on the Trails – Schedule Of Events

Friday June 11th 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.  Sneak Peak of the Artists work (Green and Open class buildings on Fair grounds) Saturday June 12th 10:00 a.m. –   Festival on the Trails Opens Art Show (Green building on Fairgrounds) Kids on Elm (Elm Street) Food Court (Fairgrounds) Chili Cook Off (Shawnee & Elm) Car Show (First Continue Reading

Festival on the Trails — Volunteers Needed

The Festival on the Trails is looking for volunteers. Right now perimeter personal are needed to monitor the traffic through the gates.  There is a need to staff the gates from 7am to 11pm. Each shift will probably be two hours through all 5 gates. The Festival needs two persons at each gate. Currently the Continue Reading