Just as it has done in previous years, the Smiley city council voted to close down parts of Steele, Anglin and Commerce Streets for the forthcoming Bantam Fest event. After a very brief deliberation, the council unanimously approved the closures.
“They want to know if they could just close them down, they also asked about the dirt road in the back,” Mayor Michael K. Mills said. “They just want to keep people from coming up from behind back there because they had a little trouble with Easter egg hunt the other day. People were driving there, and little kids were running around.”
Bantam Fest is an annual festival held in Smiley. This year will feature shops, a petting zoo, games, a car show and live music. The event is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to midnight at the Smiley Community Center on May 4.
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