TREMONT – The town of Tremont is welcoming thousands of visitors for its annual Turkey Festival. The event kicks off Thursday.
It’s well-known for its delicious food. Volunteers marinated 32,000 pounds of turkey to sell throughout the weekend. After you grab a turkey sandwich and strawberry shortcake, visitors can experience carnival rides, play games, and see live entertainment.
All of the money raised helps the small town keep its services going. Festival Chairman Michelle Kreilling said, “The money raised will go to our 702 rescue squad, the library gets money. Organizations in our area, the roboteers, sporting events, and then our pool and there's scholarships they give out."
Turkey sandwiches cost just $4. You can get one beginning Friday at 11:00 A.M.
Thursday is Merchants Day at the festival. Organizers said it’s a way to highlight local businesses.
Most are located within walking distance of City Park. Many businesses, like Simply Sweet Cakes, are offering special deals on Thursday, hoping to draw in new customers. Cheri Crebo owns Simply Sweet Cakes. She said, “We always are getting the "I didn't know you were here. I am so glad to know we have a cupcake shop in town or near us."
Crebo said her goal is to sell 500 cupcakes in four hours. She offers more than a dozen flavors on a daily basis.