Big day in Purdy

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Rather than a mechanical bull, the Purdy Festival featured a mechanical beetle and Abigail Keener, 8, tried to hold on for eight seconds Saturday. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat

Rather than a mechanical bull, the Purdy Festival featured a mechanical beetle and Abigail Keener, 8, tried to hold on for eight seconds Saturday.

One of the highlights of this year’s Purdy Festival was the Wheels of Freedom monster truck offering rides in the FEMA building parking lot. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
This 1948 Chevy Sedan Delivery truck dubbed “Beauty and the Beast” was one of many classics on display in Purdy during the Purdy Fest on Saturday. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
Aurora Briggs, 6, takes a spin on the Wizzer during the Purdy Festival. Kids rides during the event are offered free of charge each year. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
Alex Jordan, 5, takes a turn on the trampoline at the Purdy Festival Saturday. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
A group of youngsters takes a barrel train ride through the Purdy City Park. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
Mike Bennett and Johnny Bowman serve up complimentary homemade ice cream on a hot afternoon in Purdy. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
Theo Legg, 10 months, and his grandmother Kim Roller check out the petting zoo at the Purdy Festival, getting up close to goats, ducks and bunny rabbits. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
The Purdy High School gym was a place for community members to cool off and check out a batch of 4-H projects and browse the Purdy Festival Craft Fair Saturday. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
A classic example of a 50’s hot rod paint job made an appearance at this year’s Purdy Festival in the form of a 1953 Mercury. Mike Gervais/Casville Democrat
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