Saturday, April 25, 2009

Clewiston Sugar Festival Attendance Down

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Lots Of Fun With Slimmer Crowds This Year

CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Clewiston Sugar Festival, sponsored in large part every April by Clewiston's U.S. Sugar Corporation, is an annual event celebrating the town's primary industry, the growing of sugarcane and noting the end of the cane harvest each year.

Clewiston, America's Sweetest Town, and Hendry county's largest municipality rolled out the carpet once again Saturday with lots of fun, music and food for all. Plenty of arts and crafts and exhibitors this year, along with maybe the largest collection of antique, classic and "hot rod" cars and trucks on display in one place, a big draw for visitors.

Attendance, although lower than past years, might have been helped a bit as travelers passed through Clewiston and down State Road 80 and U.S. 27 because of the road closings due to smoke along State Road 29 and Alligator Alley this weekend.

Former Hendry County resident known as "NaplesCritic" Paul, showed up at the Sugar Festival to record it live on the internet using a netbook computer and a webcam Saturday. See Paul's Festival car show video above. Paul now lives in Naples and was joined by wife and his mother to take in the Festival and record it live on his webcam broadcast website at

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