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Bonaparte's spring festival brings new folks to town

Jean Dockery is the owner of Nana’s Kettle Corn LLC./KTVO

Saturday afternoon, vendors from across the Heartland set up booths selling homemade crafts, beauty supplies and plants.

For six years, Dustin Troutman has been putting together the Spring Festival in Bonaparte. He says it’s a great way to bring people to town.

“We get a lot more traffic coming through and it helps when Bentonsport does things around the same time we do, so we kind of help each other out,” said Troutman.

And the people really do come from all over.

Jean Dockery is the owner of Nana’s Kettle Corn LLC.

“We make all the way for 50 on up to 60 flavors,” said Dockery.

Dockery drove up three hours from McFall, Missouri just to be able to sell her kettle corn in Bonaparte.

And this isn’t the first time she’s taken part in the festival.

“We love the people. They’re really neat, they’re really nice, the camping area is really nice. I mean it’s pretty,” said Dockery.


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