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Festival rated a success

Malcolm Gorrill
Northern News Services

Inuvik (Jun 29/01) - Mackenzie Road was a busy spot last Friday evening.

People strolled up and down the street, looking over items for sale at the various booths, or sampling some of the food being cooked up.

It was Midnight Madness, and Theresa Ross, director of recreation services for the Town of Inuvik, said plenty turned out despite the somewhat chilly temperature.

"I don't think the weather really discouraged people. There was a lot of energy and a lot of fun," Ross said.

"The whole night was really good. I've heard some good comments from people."

The library had a book sale, and all 500 lobsters sold at the annual lobster and steak dinner, put on by the Knights of Columbus of Inuvik. Yellowknife fiddler Lee Mandeville performed at Jim Koe Park.

As well, the Inuvik Heat fastball team operated a kiddy carnival.

"It looked like the kids were having fun," Ross said.

She noted many people who took in the sights were in town because of the Inuvik Petroleum Show, which wrapped up Friday.