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2024 Greenfield Music Festival a success

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2024 Greenfield Rotary print buyers (l-r): Blain Bergstrom (Merchants National Bank), Kelley McNeil (Community Savings Bank), Jennifer Kennedy (Sitterle Insurance), Dana Daugherty (Southern Hills Community Bank), Tammy Wells (Artist), Quincey Gray (MHS Superintendent-print was purchased & donated by Mike & Linda Penn), Mike & Linda Penn (Greenfield Research), Steve Hunter, Lynn Stevens (Stevens Hardware), Heath Fettro (Murray-Fettro Funeral Home & Corner Heath Mart-Eric Zint-not pictured) and Josh McCoy (Adena Greenfield Medical Center). (HCP Photos/Jim Jones)
Jim Jones, The Highland County Press

The second annual Greenfield Music Festival was a success, with crowds enjoying numerous concerts as well as a variety of activities during a mild and pleasant weekend June 7-9.

The festival included music performances by Violet Aquarium, Naked Karate Girls, Jess Kellie Adams, Dumbfounded, Sean Poole and Buckin' Krazy, Jeremy Barnhart, Steven Dowd, Brock Howard, Levi Fraley and Filo Beddoe.

Other festival attractions and events were a queens pageant, an antique tractor show, car and bike show, parade, baby contest, runs at Felson Park, a beer garden, food vendors and a kids zone.

On Saturday, June 8, the Greenfield Rotary Club conducted their annual charity auction. At the start of the auction, local artist Tammy Wells was honored and proclaimed a Paul Harris Fellow for helping the club raise over $350,000 over the past two decades.

“For the 22nd year, local artist Tammy Wells created a beautiful print of interest to current or former community residents,” according to the Greenfield Rotary Club. “This time the subject matter involved two buildings constructed 100 years ago and still looking great. The Greenfield Middle School and the Vocational Building were built in 1924 and continue to offer excellent educational opportunities. McClain High School's well-known natatorium is located in the Vocational Building and even 100 years later it is still a rarity for a public school to have its own swimming pool.

“As the auction was about to begin, Rotarian Pat Hays called Wells to the stage and presented her with a pin and documents proclaiming her as a Paul Harris Fellow. The local club donated $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation to make Wells a Paul Harris Fellow, and the money is used for good works such as improving health and safety conditions in countries where help is needed.”

The Rotary Club also thanked this year’s print buyers, which included Adena Greenfield Medical Center, Community Savings Bank, Corner Pharmacy, Greenfield Research/Mike and Linda Penn (who donated their print to Greenfield Exempted Village Schools), Steve Hunter, Merchants National Bank, Murray-Fettro Funeral Home, Sitterle Insurance, Southern Hills Community Bank and Stevens Hardware; as well as auctioneers Gary Binegar and Rod Halterman and event publicists Barb Barton and Steve Pearce.

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