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Woman, 70, never misses a Fall Festival

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Sally Rhoades, 70-years-old, hasn't missed a Fall Festival since she was born. Sally Rhoades, 70-years-old, hasn't missed a Fall Festival since she was born.

There is still plenty of time to head out to the West Side Nut Club's Fall Festival on Franklin Street.

One woman wastes no time making plans every year to be down there.

Sally Rhoades, 70-years-old, hasn't missed a Fall Festival since she was born.

She says her mother and father brought her to the festival in an old fashioned baby buggy.

She remembers when there were just a few booths scattered around Franklin Street. Businesses along Franklin Street used to decorate with a Halloween theme and handed out candy to kids wearing their costumes.

Sally told 14 News about the times when the festival was toward the end of October and there was so much snow that you would have to climb up to get to the windows of a booth.

She is originally from Evansville, but eventually moved to Florida. She says she always comes back for the Fall Festival. To her, this week is all about family.

"This is the only time of the year I see them," said Sally. "They hunt me up and I just love all the hugs and the memories that we share right here in this block every year after year."

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