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Sunday, 30 June, 2013 8:13 PM

Stars and Stripes Festival a success at new home, Freedom Hill County Park

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The animals were a big hit at this year's Stars and Stripes Festival in Sterling Heights, Mich.

 

by Joe Giuliani
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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- The smell of funnel cakes and farm animals wafted through the air this past weekend at Freedom Hill as the County Park hosted the annual Stars and Stripes Festival.

The weekend-long free event attracted thousands who came out for music, carnival rides, fireworks and especially food. Clinton Twp. resident Maria Ali lead four excited children into the festival on Sunday afternoon.

“We’re going to check out the white tigers,” she said. “And I really want to win the Justin Timberlake Jay-Z tickets they’re raffling off.”

Two white tigers were on display in a tent as part of an exotic animal exhibit. Less exotic but no less entertaining were the goats and sheep that wandered around the nearby petting zoo. Children, some hesitant and some laughing, offered treats to the animals who ate right out of the kids’ hands.

A number of vendors and craftspeople set up shop at the festival. Arisia Ward of Royal Oak offered festival goers a grain of rice personalized with a name written it.
“I’ve been doing this for twelve years,” Ward said. “I learned it from a friend.”

After writing the person’s name on the grain of rice, Ward then puts it into a tiny vial. The vial is then attached to a necklace, bracelet or keychain. “Business has been pretty good,” she said.

Music was a big part of the weekend’s entertainment, with Randy Travis, Collective Soul and Puddle of Mudd headlining. Local performers were included in the lineup too, as rocker Amy Gore and rapper Hush were the main acts on the local talent stage.

Related Stories: PHOTOS: 2012 Stars and Stripes Festival in downtown Mount Clemens, MI; PHOTOS: 2011 Stars & Stripes Festival in downtown Mount Clemens, MI; PHOTOS: 2009 Stars & Stripes Festival in Downtown Mt. Clemens, MI

 

 

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Attendees checking out the animals

 

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More animals

 

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Festival goers at Freedom Hill County Park

 

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Personalities from WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 were on hand to greet fans

 

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Crowds at the 2013 Stars & Stripes festival

 

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