After a year’s hiatus due to COVID, the annual Piedmont Harvest Festival returned to the center of town this past Sunday. Masks were commonplace but did not stand in the way of families enjoying music, games, treats, and bidding on class scarecrows.
The Bob Roden Quintet
This happy group won a treat at the cake hop A display of blown glass pumpkins by a local artist Friends and families enjoyed lunch at tables set out in Exedra Plaza Rebecca Thornborrow, Nicki Gilbert, Sara Valkonen and Dana Lung provided snacks, masks and information about the Walk for Wellness Greg Slatoff’s Olives Stuffed with Garlic get’s an enthusiastic “Classic” comment by one of the judges of the edibles contest. Parent volunteers assisted with the scarecrow auction An admirer of #22 (Tina Fey’s character) from Soul Frida Kahlo and her monkey were one of four scarecrows from Coco at the auction A realistic Wall-E catches this child’s attention Snowcones were in high demand The charming Totoro character from the movie of the same name A toddler plays in Snoopy’s dog house The Piedmont Fire Department showed off its newest truck Piedmont Park’s large oak, a favorite for climbing While not technically part of Harvest Festival, PHS senior Haik Kibarian and City of Piedmont CivicSpark Fellow Annie Wensley help shovel compost during a giveaway event for city residents held at the Corporation Yard, Saturday, Sept. 18.