Lebanon Reporter

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September 17, 2013

Back To The Fifties appears to be phenomenal success

"Stupendous," summarized Lebanon's 2013 Back To The Fifties event chairwoman Carmen Ottinger Monday. Ideal weather Saturday brought thousands of spectators for the annual event. There's no official count, but an informal assessment based on the elbow-to-elbow crowds at the food court's picnic tables strongly suggested the turnout was spectacular, she said. Several food vendors sold out Friday night and had to restock for Saturday, Ottinger said. "Some of my new vendors were doing exceptionally well," she said. "I think some of them sold out again on Saturday." “Our Friday night cruise-in was stupendous,” Ottinger said. “That’s the most cars we’ve ever had.” The popular band Sundown returned after a one-year hiatus, and was part of the big draw to Friday’s event, Ottinger said. “It’s just like a big family reunion” and, she said, one of the biggest Friday crowds in the festival’s history. Some new to the event were “amazed that something like that still happens,” she said, with people setting up lawn chairs in the street to enjoy a concert, food and conversation. Vendors were calling on Friday night, asking if booth space was available. Except for one exhibitor who did not show, all available vendor space was occupied. The vacancy was filled by a Saturday walk-in, Ottinger said. “We’re already rebooking for next year,” she said. See Tuesday's Lebanon Reporter for more on this story.

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