Celebration Day<br>

Did you hear? Winslow threw a party and nearly all of Northern Arizona came.

In case you missed it, Winslow’s sixth annual Standin’ on the Corner Festival was last Friday and Saturday.

The event featured more of everything — more vendors, more music and certainly more visitors. Although exact numbers are not kept, festival organizers said the crowd continues to grow each year.

The rain stayed away this year and the sun shone brightly on Winslow’s little corner of the world. Festival participants were treated to a variety of ethnic foods as well as some classic American fare all washed down with Coke or beer.

More than 100 unique vehicles were on display at the 10th annual Just Cruisin’ Car Clubs Car Show including hot rods, motorcycles and a giant shopping cart.

The Standin’ on the Corner Foundation’s auction drew a crowd that bid on signed guitars, stained glass windows and donations from dozens of local businesses. All the proceeds went to making next year’s festival even better.

Winslow resident Leonard Baca took home the Eagles autographed guitar. Ted Keatly from Tonto Basin won the guitar autographed by Mogollon. Chris Richardson of Star Valley doubled up on the music and won both the Budweiser neon guitar and the one featuring Hotel California and Mogollon autographs. Wayford Bryant of Winslow won the bid for the bat signed by Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez.

A variety of musicians kept toes tapping and fans singing along all day and well into the night. The Tommy Dukes Blues band kicked off the tunes with soulfull blues and rockin’ classics. The two headliners drew crowds standing shoulder to shoulder. Perennial favorites Hotel California and first-timers Mogollon had the crowd gathered in front of the stage banging their heads, throwing their hands in the air and singing along.

The entire event was sponsored by the Standin’ on the Corner Foundation, community businesses and the city.

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