Attendees enjoyed a meal of ramps while great bluegrass and gospel music was played.
During the festival certain attendees were recognized. They included: 3-year-old Makinsey Cross from Benton as the youngest in attendance; oldest attendee for the third year was 92- year-old Margie “Granny” Johnson. The largest family at the Ramp Festival was the Woody family of Benton and the Jones family of Cleveland, both with 5 members present. Coming the furthest to attend were Judy and Ken Harrison of Salt Springs, Fla., and The Ford Family from Ocala, Fla.
Approximately 600 attended this year’s Festival with approximately $1,600 raised for the Polk County 4-H Camp (Camp McCroy).
Entertainment was provided by the Steel String Session and Ronnie Raper Band.
If you would like to be a part of the 2012 Polk County Ramp Festival, contact the Polk County Extension Office at 338-4503 for more information.
Many volunteers are needed for digging, preparing and serving the famous Ramp Lunch.
It’s a great way to meet others while enjoying a long-time tradition.