People braved the rainy morning weather Saturday to watch the parade and a few sprinkles certainly didn't dampen spirits. | News
For more than 50 years the residents in Washington County have hosted the Kaolin Festival.
It's a chalky substance that goes into a bunch of stuff you probably have around the house. People braved the rainy morning weather Saturday to watch the parade and a few sprinkles certainly didn't dampen spirits. They also cheered on the fastest foul in a chicken race. There were local crafts and of course good food.
Christy Hinton, the president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, said since the first festival in 1956, it has grown into an event that brings the community together every year.
"It was started because the Kaolin industry is so important to Washington County and, kind of, in honor of that industry," she said. "But now, it has grown into a huge festival with vendors from all over. "
Kaolin is in products you use everyday you probably don't realize like toothpaste and makeup. The festival usually hold tours of those kaolin mines but because of the rain, they were cancelled this year.