Fun from the #BOGUECREEKFESTIVAL


Some of these photos were published in the Sept. 14, 2017 edition of The Winona Times.

The #BogueCreekFestival is a Duck Hill Family Reunion


“It is almost like a family reunion,” said Nancy Kirk. “People come to Duck Hill for the Bogue Creek Festival to enjoy friends and family they haven’t seen all year.”
One of the organizers for this year’s event, Kirk said the Bogue Creek Festival is a tradition in Duck Hill that means so much to so many.
“I enjoy seeing people who I rarely see,” said Duck Hill resident Carolyn Swanson. “It’s like having a reunion.”
Swanson said she also likes to support the Duck Hill Baptist youth tent where they always have food to sell. This year, it will be Bar-B-Q chicken, slaw, and baked beans. Swanson said the money raised for the barbeque plates goes to help fund youth mission trips. Continue reading

Enjoying #blueberry season this #summer


For the Powell’s, blueberries have been a family tradition for over 20 years.

Blake Powell said his grandfather “was a genius.” Powell said when he established the blueberry trees he installed a special irrigation system that has kept the blueberry farm in business regardless of the rainfall conditions. But rain is a good thing for blueberries and extends the growing season through July. Continue reading

Climbing Duck Hill Mountain


16508248_1742942982701226_638399712835786379_nDUCK HILL — It is something they have always wanted to do, and at a school reunion a few years ago, class members made a pact that they would climb Duck Hill Mountain.

Four years ago, they made their first climb. Everyone loved it so much, it has become an annual “event” for the town. Now people of all ages join the fun! Continue reading

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL! It’s pumpkin-pickin’ time!


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Hayden Hubbard playing in the pumpkins at the May Farm Pumpkin Patch. (Photo submitted)

Some like tiny pumpkins and others want “The Great Pumpkin” on their doorstep.

Several children interviewed this week said they liked pumpkins “so big I can barely carry it,” while one or two said they liked pumpkins they can hold and play with all month. Moms love the decorative gourds and white pumpkins at local pumpkin patches. One mom said she had some Fall Pintrest decorating ideas and she needed a few pumpkins to “make Fall happen” at her house.

One thing is sure, Fall is in the air, and what a great time to take the family to a pumpkin patch to find the perfect decorations and future Jack-O-lanterns.

Two great local places designed for Fall family fun are Bull Bottom Farms in Duck Hill and May’s Corn Maze in Stewart.

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