‘Hang Around’ tradition continues in Victor

Saturday was a good day to hang around Victor, for the 42nd time.

This year’s Hang Around Victor Day, hosted by the Victor Chamber of Commerce, once again drew crowds of people who wandered among more than 150 tents featuring arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, festival food, local products, and giveaways. Representatives from area service and nonprofit organizations also were on hand.

On center stage in the entertainment tent, The Happy Pirates shook the rafters with “yo ho ho” songs and dances, Everhart Band brought the music and fun and The Magic Guy wowed young fans.

“We’re excited to continue the tradition of family, community and fun,” said Victor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jodell Raymond, who spearheaded her first Hang Around Victor Day on Saturday. Her predecessor, Mitch Donovan, retired in June.

“We’ve broken records in terms of our sponsors, increasing by almost 50 percent, and our attendance is up,” said Raymond.

The new business organization’s director had her eyes Saturday on both Hang Around Victor Day and making a smooth transition into the future.

“The main goal was to make sure we had some continuity between the previous year and also to add some new things so the Victor community can showcase and our residents can have a great time,” said Raymond of the festival.

New additions included a “game and ride,” interactive mobile unit with video games inside “for the kids,” and a tiny house, she said.

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