The 2016 Eats on the Street Festival held in downtown Kenton Friday night was a big success.
Jacqualine Fitzgerald, Director of Community Development for the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance said the weather was perfect for the event which left people wanting more, "People keep asking when are we going to do this next year, can we do it sooner? We had quite the crowd last night. The weather was perfect, we couldn't ask for anything better."
As for a rough crowd estimate, "There were over 5000 at one point around 7o'clock. We'll probably have a little better a count next week. Someone had a GoPro and a drone out there so we'll get more of a feel I'm sure next week."
One of the activities at Eats on the Street was the Chairs For Hope auction to benefit Night By Choice, which Fitzgerald said brought in more money this year than last, "I was told that total was $13,500, so it's better than last year. I think it's maybe a $1000 higher than it was last year, so it was amazing that the community comes out. I guess I shouldn't be amazed, because we have such a giving wonderful community."