The Indian Bayou Arts & Eats Festival was a great success this year.
This was my first year to be fully involved in the morning’s festivities. Last year, my wife had just given birth to my youngest, Sarah, and I was home most of the morning.
This year, however, Callie and I brought Ellie and Sarah to the festival, and they had a blast.
Usually, Ellie completely melts down at the sight of men or women in giant costumes.
Monkey Joe and Chucky Cheese were non-starters, but she loved Hardy Heart.
It was unfortunate that she was shamelessly licking the bottom of a plate that had contained two beignets while Hardy Heart and his crew were giving health tips.
It was great to finally meet the great cartoonist Ricky Nobile, who drew a wonderful 11x14 caricature of the girls.
It is truly a wonderful thing that Indianola has a festival that has so much to offer adults and children, while having some great arts and crafts for sale at the same time.
Ellie was crying when we were loading up the car to head home to Sarah’s first birthday party.
“I don’t want to go,” she sobbed.
We’re already looking forward to next year.