Loose Caboose Festival Continues

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The streets of downtown Newton were packed as residents turned out to the sixth annual Loose Caboose Festival.

"The families are out this year. It is great to see all the children," said Newton Chamber of Commerce Director Angie Burks.

And third generation families like this one: with grandma, ma, daughter and kids made this festival a family affair.

"I enjoy my family and friends coming over and dogs and all kinds of stuff being here. There's all kinds of fun things everyone can enjoy here," said 8-year-old Carly Taylor.

And there was a little something for everybody with a Motorcycle, antique car, and dog show. And you can't forget about the hog and rib competition.

"The motorcycles is unreal, the antique cars are great. We're expecting a little dog show later on and it's just wonderful. The vendors are wonderful," said Newton resident Pat Vaughn.

Coordinators say it was a record number of arts and crafts vendors, totally 140.

And the fun doesn't stop with the Loose Caboose festival. Residents say even though the festival is once a year, there's still a lot to see in Newton.

"This is a great little town," said Vaughn.

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