Shopping and bug-eating in West Jefferson


(Posted Oct. 2, 2023)

By Jeff Pfeil, Staff Photographer

The Jeffersonian Senior Citizen Organization and the West Jefferson Farmers Market hosted a Fall Festival at Pat’s Pizza on Sept. 30. More than 40 crafters and vendors filled the parking lot. A bug-eating challenge was part of the fun, too.

Carter Patterson (center) has a look of disgust after eating a spoonful of bugs during the Bug Eating Challenge. He kept eating until the contest was over.
Winners of the Bug Eating Challenge sponsored by The X-Terminator Pest Controlwere: (from left) third place, Luke Hockman; first place, Jeff Patterson; and second place, Candy Evans.
Georgia Daugherty sits while Kiara Face Painter adds the final touches to her face decoration while visiting the Fall Festival.
Theresa Powell grins as she leaves with popcorn she purchased from the Boy Scouts at the Fall Festival.
Ada Cochran with the Jeffersonian Senior Citizen Organization shows off the prizes donated for the raffle at the Fall Festival.
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