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Video: 22nd Annual Sawmill Festival in Bruce

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BRUCE, Miss. (WCBI)-The 22nd Annual Sawmill Festival in Bruce brought many people from all over to enjoy the music, food, and fun for the whole family.

Many visitors gathered in Bruce for the Sawmill festival. Some came for the fun games.

“Almost broke my back doing the wipe-out I haven’t rode the bull yet. It’s not much of fun, but been out here just chilling,” says Conner Starcks.

Others came for food and craft vendors.

“I like all the vendors and everyone is singing and it’s just fun,” says Brooke Logan.

And then there are those who came to share their talents with the town of Bruce.

Bonnie and Terry Lee Smith came from Harrisburg to show off their artistic talents with their Red Bug and Associate Portrait and Character drawings. Bonnie says it’s something that has become a dying art.

“The technology takes up an awful lot of people’s time more than I think that it should so things that are more traditional like what we have done I think they get missed after a while people still like doing this and they still like to have their portraits done, but I think it may be the technology has something to do with it,” says Bonnie Lee Smith.

The Smiths display Bible scriptures in their tent in hopes to strike up conversation while they draw their subjects.

“We have some scriptures that are formed in question. Something I’ve noticed about human beings, they can’t stand not knowing the answer to a question so when you form it that way you give them a hint to where they can find the answer and then they look it up,” says Smith.

After traveling to over 130 cities for festivals like these, Bonnie says the Sawmill Festival is one of her favorites.

“Well it’s traveling to towns like this it’s like we are tourists on the road even though we are actually working doing a business and this festival is wonderful. A lot of variety of other artists her, crafts people, things for children to play with I was impressed with we’ve really enjoyed our stay and working here,” says Smith.

The festival started Friday night and ended at four this afternoon.