Community Interest

Family Night at the 2022 New Melle Festival

By Kathy Miller 

Family Night at the 2022 New Melle Festival was a great evening with temperatures around 77 degrees and low humidity. There was a wide variety of events for the whole family. Some of the highlights of the evening were Agri-land sponsored by Straatmann Feed with sheep, chicks and the ever-popular kiddie corn bin and goats from The Stull Farm in Cappeln; carnival rides; NMFPD and St. Charles County Bomb/SWAT teams; face painting; balloon artist; magic show and the 3rd Annual Miss and Mister Contest. Click here to see the winners. 

Click here to view the schedule for the 2022 Festival.

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Elliana and Sophia are holding chicks from Straatmann Feed in Agri-land. 

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Eva Knipe enjoying the goats at The Stull Farm display. 
This was the farm's first year at the Festival. 
The kids were able to feed and pet the goats. 

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Brantley Ziercher petting the sheep "Walnut."

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As always, the face painting was great, and
Penelope, Eva and Eloise were thrilled!

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Colby Nail and Knox Wilmes enjoy the Agri-Land corn crib by Straatmann Feed. 

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The magic show on the main stage.


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St. Charles County Police Department helicopter taking off from the ball field. 

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Peoples Savings Bank had a duck pond game for the kids and awesome free raffles and goodie bags.
(L-R) Leah McMackins, Rita Ross, Jeannie Hille, Pauline Wright, Emma Hershberger, Becky Kavanagh.

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The New Melle Fire Protection District had trucks and equipment for the crowd to view. 

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Carnival rides at the Festival. 

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