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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. 

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. 

The magic show on the main stage.

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

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.

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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