Henderson celebrated the annual Heritage Syrup Festival this Saturday downtown and at the Depot Center. From deep-fried foods to car shows, there was a whole day worth of fun to enjoy.

“I worked the choir and theatre booths, as well as taking part in the play at the Henderson Civic Theatre,” sophomore Max Cloutier said. “I also played my guitar for the entertainment of the bypassers.”

The Depot also hosted its traditional cane syrup making, as well as showcasing blacksmiths and many other historical traditions.

“I spent a considerable amount of time watching the blacksmiths,” sophomore Tucker Dorsey said. “Their crafts are really attention grabbers. I think it’s rather exciting to see people making crafts through traditional methods and without machines”.

Many Henderson shops and businesses hosted booths featuring face painting, trinkets, and homemade goods.

“I worked the Children’s Advocacy Center booth at the festival,” junior Mia hay said. “It’s a really neat volunteer opportunity, and I’m very excited to help out and enjoy the festivities.”

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