Bodock event a success, despite rain

By Regina Butler/Pontotoc Progress

PONTOTOC – Folks saw the Bodock Festival start in a whole new way this year – with buckets of rain.
Friday’s rainstorm canceled the majority of the Bodock festivities slated for the evening including the flag drop, high school band music and the gospel music show. However, 125 die-hard runners came out to run in the Lion’s Club twilight run at dark.
Saturday’s weather didn’t disappoint and patrons enjoyed vendors, music and a carnival.
This year vendors lined Main Street, creating a more roomy atmosphere. Flea market vendors set up on a side street downtown. The Pontotoc Historical Society had a quilt and apron show featuring the apron collection of Carolyn Terry from Iuka.
Grownups and children alike lined up their animals for the annual pet show hosted by the 4-H clubs on the east side of the courthouse.
Also new to the festival this year was the movie in the park, which was canceled Friday and moved to inside the community house Saturday night.
The festival closed out with performances by Corbette Jackson and the Lost Trailers.
regina.butler@journalinc.com