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Hundreds gather in Eagle for annual Harvest Festival

The festival featured pumpkin carving, live music, a petting zoo and food to embrace the fall weather.

BOISE, Idaho — The City of Eagle held its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday to welcome the fall season and mark the end of the Saturday summer market.

Hundreds of people came out to the festival to carve pumpkins and enjoy live music, a petting zoo, and food - all to embrace the fall weather.

Stan Ridgeway

"We have grown so much as a city and two out of three people have moved here in the past eighteen years, so this is a very good way for us to introduce out new residents in eagle to what goes on," City of Eagle Mayor Stan Ridgeway said.

Nine-year-old Claire Elliot, the young girl who has a terminal brain tumor, was also in attendance at the Harvest Festival on Saturday.

Clarie's mother, with the help of the Eagle community, is putting together an early Christmas for her, so she can experience her favorite holiday before the end of her life.

On Friday night, a huge crowd of Claire's friends, neighbors, and the Eagle Fire Department showed up to her home to sing Christmas carols.

KTVB is told that Claire had an absolute blast and loved every minute of it. 

The major celebration for Claire is on Saturday, October 19.

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