Harvest Hoedown Celebrates the Fall Season

Performing arts groups from Temple City schools entertain residents on a festive day at Temple City Park.

Written by ALBERT CHEN / Published October 26, 2012  

Last Saturday the annual Harvest Hoedown took place at Temple City park from noon to 4:00 pm, celebrating the fall season with performances by the Temple City High School and Oak Avenue Middle School music departments.

Vendors at the event sold cake, barbecue sandwiches, and handmade crafts such as baskets, clothing, and jewelry. Other attractions included a petting zoo, a Ferris wheel, a silent auction, and a car show. The funds from the barbecue stand and silent auction went to support the TCHS vocal arts program.

The TCHS orchestra, band, Brighter Side, choreo, and flag team performed to large crowds on the day of the event. The Oak avenue band and auxiliaries also performed at the hoedown.

“It seems to be very well attended this year,” said Council member Tom Chavez, “It’s been increasing every year I believe.”

The event was organized by the city of Temple City and the performing arts programs of Temple City schools.

“It is a good example of a joint effort between the city and the schools.” said Chavez

With musical performances, a rock climbing wall, and a petting zoo, the hoedown provided entertainment for all ages.

“I think overall my favorite part about the event is that it brings out the community with their families,” said Administrative Coordinator for Parks a Recreation Debbie Ingram, who helped plan the event.

Overall, the event has changed little from previous years and continues to grow. Notable changes include a new rock climbing wall and a “Yes on S” booth.

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