“Small Town, Big Heart” – and a Lot of Fun!

Several thousand festival goers enjoyed themselves at the Annual Marthaville Good Ole’ Days Festival, held this past weekend, October 14-15. This year’s Festival marks the 30th anniversary of what has become one of our parish’s most beloved traditions. This year’s event was especially noteworthy in that the Marthaville Park was named in honor of long-time festival chairman and community icon, Randall “Fuzzy” Hennigan who was honored at a ceremony after the parade.

While the parade was the highlight of the festival, it was far from the only activity to choose from. There was antique car judging, singing groups from various churches, performances by school dance and cheer groups, and the 30th Nashville Music Show.

The parade featured 89 entries ranging from the NCHS Army Junior ROTC Color Guard to antique cars and tractors, a range of politicians and candidates, as well as colorful church floats. The hometown Marthaville Hawk cheerleaders and spirit groups were joined by cheerleaders from Provencal and the NCHS Chiefettes. The fire department, antique cars, and a full complement of area pageant queens rounded out the parade roster.

The Marthaville Good Ole’ Days Festival is a superb weekend of family fun and togetherness. It is small town America at its best! The NPJ is looking forward to next year.