The Yellow River Festival which celebrates Marshall County history each year is a highly anticipated event. This year’s festival included the history encompassing the years 1840 through the 1940s.The festival includes music and dancing, storytelling, Indian dances, and demonstrations period reenactments, traditional food, rustic crafts and cultural activities. The festival takes place on the banks of the Yellow River itself.
Several Miller’s Assisted Living residents were able to experience the festival first hand thanks to family members and volunteers who were able and willing to attend the event with them. This festival especially seems to appeal to the men in our facility.
Several veterans attended the festival and reminisced about their days of serving in the Armed Forces. In particular Navy Veteran Eugene Chipman enjoyed meeting the WWII re-enactors at the Yellow River Festival and Army/AirCorp Veteran Jack Kinney, Sr. looked over an M-1 30 Caliber rifle just like the one he was assigned during his service years. He remembered the rifle weighed 9 pounds.
“I was glad to have it,” said Jack. “But I’m glad I never had to use it.”