Westmorland Honey Festival is a Sweet Time

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Moises de la Mora gave pony rides on “Lucky”

WESTMORLAND – Hundreds of honey fans made a bee-line to Westmorland to participate in the fun and festivities offered yearly in the Honey Capital of the World.

Kicking it off was the 5K run and the pancake breakfast, both popular events. Winning the race for the men, for the second year in a row, and in sandals at that, was Arturo Solorzano, coming in second and third respectively was Gil Rebollar and Luke Reeves.

Francine Figueroa took first for the women, followed by Carmen Bravo and Madelyn York. Fifty-two participants ran in this year’s race.

Dozens of vendors lined the street selling food, jewelry, honey, dates, and other desirables. Zumba dancers, fire-bearing hula hoops, and other acts entertained the crowds. They Honey Festival also held a Spelling Bee and a drawing contest.

5th and 6th grade spelling bee contestants

 

Off to the side, and eventually the main event, was a boxing ring with local youth showing their moves and endurance.

Organizer Sally Traylor said, “This is our biggest year yet. I have no idea how to count this crowd, but we have more vendors and people than ever before.”