BONIFAY — Bonifay Kiwanis Club received an update about the Two-Toe Tom Festival from Esto Town Council member Darlene Madden and was entertained by the Carmel Assembly of God choir during their April 3 meeting.
“First I just wanted to let everyone know that the parade we held for Holmes County High School’s boys basketball team was to celebrate them winning the State Championship,” said Roger Brooks, event coordinator for Bonifay Kiwanis. “Their star athlete Chris Walker is in Chicago playing in this year’s McDonald’s All American Game and this past Monday he won the Slam Dunk Contest for the nation. You can watch him on ESPN tonight; he’s going to shine like he always does.”
Madden gave an update about the upcoming 2nd Annual Two-Toe Tom Festival. The festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at John W. Clark Park in Esto.
“We are excited about this year’s event,” said Madden. “We’ve been working hard to build up Esto and our park is beautiful. We had an attendance of 1,500 and we’re expecting between 1,800 and 2,000 this year.”
She said this was an event not only to raise funds for the town but to also give local families and children something to enjoy for free.
Events include a car and truck show, horseshoe tournament, dunking booth, Fire truck Exhibit; venders with wood art, arts and crafts, hand painted items, children's clothes, candles, food, cakewalk, face painting, etc.; entertainment includes the Springs, Southern Chain Gang and Big and Loud and she said they were in the process of getting Jerome Jackson.
“We want to make Esto a better place to live,” said Madden. “Come out and have yourselves a good time.”
The meeting was concluded with a presentation of gospel from the Carmel Assembly of God Choir.