Merriam’s Turkey Creek Festival draws steady traffic before the big rains hit

It's never too early to become a junior firefighter as Kristen can attest.
It’s never too early to become a junior firefighter as Kristen can attest.

Merriam’s annual Turkey Creek Festival escaped with only a spot of rain Saturday, nothing like what came later that night, and enjoyed a steady stream of festival-goers.

With a large inflatable section, a petting zoo, lots of Kid Zone activities and plenty of food choices, it was a perfect place for the kids Saturday. But a large arts and crafts section and music stage also drew the adults. The fire and police departments also had exhibits that were magnets for the younger set.

It also was a chance for lots of folks to roam Antioch Park on a perfect afternoon.

I want one this shape.
I want one this shape.
A police fundraiser covered the cruiser with stickers.
A police fundraiser covered the cruiser with stickers.