33rd Holly Berry Festival shrugs off early rainfall

       Despite rainfall creating a muddy set-up the first day, the Sept. 16-18 33rd annual Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival went well, according to organizers.

Some of the thousands of attendees at the three-day, 33rd annual Holly Berry Festival walk between tents.
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       The outdoor event at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site featured 160-some artisans from the region and other parts of the country, with proceeds after costs going to the ranch.
       Those numbers have not yet been tabulated, according to a spokesperson for Holly Berry who was contacted Sept. 20.
       Ron Wright, president of the ranch's volunteer Living History Association (LHA), said the well-attended venue also resulted in 215 new or renewed LHA memberships.
       Over the years, the Holly Berry Festival has raised more than $1 million for the ranch.

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