Representatives of the Friends of the Crossett Community said the inaugural Harvest Carnival went well.

Last week saw Crossett’s first ever Harvest, and Jessica Hill with FCC said the organization hopes to make the carnival an annual event.

Hill said crowds were low on Friday, but she felt like that had a lot to do with the football games.

“We had a great turn out on Saturday, and we were very excited,” Hill said.

The three-day event raised approximately $1,600, which will go into the funds managed by FCC that they use throughout the year as needed to “improve” Crossett or be a friend to Crossett when they see a need.

Hill said FCC not only plans to bring the carnival back every year, but they hope to expand it in the future. She said nothing is set in stone yet, but they have had conversation about doing it on Halloween again and possibly organizing a city-wide trunk or treat or maybe expanding to a festival-type event with vendors.

“We do have to work around their dates and schedule,” Hill said.

Hill said that this year’s carnival was sort of planned last minute as the carnival people provided them with dates only a week before the event, but they wanted to make it happen even on short notice.

Hill said the Crossett Carnival fit in perfectly between an event the company was hosting in Lake Village and one on the west side of Crossett.

The carnival was going to be traveling directly through Crossett any way and has now decided to make that an annual stop after they wrap up the Lake Village Fall Festival.

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