Perchville Festival Draws Crowds

EAST TAWAS – Except for a heavy snowfall downstate Saturday, Mother Nature cooperated for the most part in the Tawases over the weekend for the 64th annual Perchville USA winter festival.

“It was a huge success,” said Shelley Buresh, co-managing director of the festival sponsoring Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce. “We owe a lot to our volunteers and sponsors. Attendance was down a little bit and the snow hurt us a little, but the sunshine and warmer temperatures made it an enjoyable event.”

While temperatures warmed up for the afternoon activities, by the start of the festival’s 20th annual Chilly Cook-Off the temperature was 18 degrees and snowing. Snow fell nearly throughout the winter festival on Saturday and the area had sunshine for most of the day Sunday.

By John Morris
Iosco County News Herald