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Templeton's Founders Day Festival kicks off with new cattle drive

Templeton’s annual Founders Day Festival will kick off Saturday with a new cattle drive in addition to old favorites such as a free slice of pie.

Hosted by the Templeton Chamber of Commerce, the event honors the town's agricultural heritage from noon to 5 p.m. on Main Street between Third and Fifth streets.

Festivities include a harvest celebration with food vendors, beer, wine, arts and craft booths, quilt displays, bake sales, youth performances, antique cars and farm equipment, miniature trains, blacksmith photography exhibits and a kids’ corner with dress-up play, games and prizes. The Templeton Historical Museum and the Depot building will be open for tours and every visitor gets a free slice of pie or cake. There will also be a woodworking demo by Templeton company, Daniels Wood Land.

The Second Annual Rotary Chili Cook-off features a $500 cash prize for the best chili voted on by the crowd. Tasting tickets are $10. Those interested in entering the chili cook-off should call Georgia Vreeken at 440-7889 or download the sign-up form.

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