Posted: Jun 21, 2013 7:10 PM by Rachel Wittel
Updated: Jul 8, 2013 8:40 PM
FULTON - The heat wave is not stopping Fulton residents from attending the 10th Annual Fulton Street Fair. The Fulton Street Fair kicked off Friday at noon with a 5k run and Kid's Mile.
People gathered to hear live music, shop at various vendors and watch the live Callaway Cup Mule Derby and Auction.
Although the warm weather hasn't affected the crowd, Callaway County Associate Commissioner Doc Kritzer said the Street Fair Committee will help prevent any possible heat exhaustion.
"We just try to keep everybody nourished," Kritzer said. "They need to eat. They need to drink lots of water - not necessarily beer, but lots of water. Keep hydrated and they can avoid some problems."
Street fair co-chair Melissa Siegel said Fulton actually welcomes the heat this summer brings.
"Everyone is so glad it's dry," Siegel said. "We've had so much rain in the spring, and the street fair brought rain the past two years, so I think people are glad to be out."
This is also Siegel's last year as a street fair committee chairperson, along with street fair co-chair Tom Harris. The two have been involved with this event since its beginning.
"We decided that it was probably time to let the younger committee step up and take more of a leadership role," Siegel said. "We thought that as long as we were there, they wouldn't be doing that."
Next year's committee has not yet been chosen. Siegel said she hopes the next committee will work together to better the community.