Preparations for the 2019 Holly Dickens Festival hit a snag Wednesday, Nov. 27, when two tents became unmoored by the high winds and blew across the parking lot, taking power lines with it.
On Tuesday, Nov. 26, two tents were installed at Crapo Park in Holly near the train tracks. They were to house the vendors and Santa’s Village.
Holly Township Supervisor and Dickens Festival Chair George Kullis noticed after they were installed, that they only had 20 sandbags between the two tents, instead of the 24 under each that they were promised.
On Wednesday, high winds gusted through them; one tent blew away with Kullis standing under it while he was on the phone with the tent company. The issue will have to be resolved before the festival starts this Saturday, Nov. 30.