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From the July 7, 2021 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   There were some hiccups along the way and everything didn't pan out exactly as organizers had hoped, but the first ever Freedom on The Square festival last weekend in Buena Vista was a hit none-the-less.
   While the large number of bikers and classic car enthusiasts didn't show up as predicted, and the provider of the advertised helicopter rides cancelled the day before the event, many local and area residents still enjoyed gathering on the downtown square to shop with a variety of vendors, enjoy tasty treats like ribs and funnel cakes, ride the attractions at the carnival, taste test the new slushy creations at Swampfox Distilling Company, and enjoy a

wide variety of live music inside Fox Hall.
   The fireworks show right on the downtown square also inspired a lot of ooh's and ahh's and definitely added to the event's success.
   Organizers say they are satisfied and hope to make it an annual event.
   "I think overall it was great and with only 2 ½ months of planning and organizing, I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome," said Joel Tischler. "My favorite part of the whole event was ... The rest of the story