Kerens celebrated its 14th annual Cotton Harvest Festival Saturday. The event kicked off at the KESA Building with the traditional pancake breakfast. The flag was raised and the National Anthem was performed by Season Bain Sayles, followed by a flyover by the Coyote Squadron. The CASI qualifying chili cook off took place downtown, accompanied by other vendors. Also downtown was the Antique Tractor Show. Kerens Library hosted a Heritage Exhibit, with educational stuff, antique tools, a cotton video playing and the photo contest displayed. The musical lineup included Byron Haynie, American Idol contestant London Lawhon and Sandy Bates' The Soulful Experience. Later that evening, Dancing on the Bricks with Ira Bradford and Bustin’ Loose took over downtown. All proceeds from the entire festival go to operating expenses for Friends of the Kerens Library.

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