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Swinging Bridge Festival Extends Programming Into the Evening

Posted: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 6:25 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh

The Fourth Annual Swinging Bridge Festival in Columbus Junction has returning favorites and new events planned for history buffs.

Organizer Melanie DeVore talks about this year’s festival, “We’ve added some evening activities, one’s called ‘Stroll the Street’ from 6-9 p.m. all the businesses will be open. We have from 8-9, it’s called a Ghost and Mystery Walk, we start on North Main Street and we have people in period costumes, and as we walk along Main Street we talk about some of the historical aspects of the buildings. Then we’re going to walk up to the bridge and we’ve got some people portraying some people from the past up there, and then we’re closing that event with the Indian Maiden which is a big legend around the bridge.”

Other new additions to the festival include a historical selfie scavenger hunt, and the Columbus Heritage Museum will give a presentation on the Convict Highway Project. The festival takes place today. All of the proceeds go back to fund the Swinging Bridge Festival.