Österäng festival braved the rain and hail
It was only the circus school from Kyrkhult that had to pack up. The trapeze couldn’t withstand the moisture.
However, there were a lot of other things to take part in. There was a long queue for riding ponies and face painting throughout the afternoon. There were competitions, high-spirited children got an outlet for their energy in the bouncy castles, ABK had a fish pond with good fishing luck and the tenant association offered refreshments.
New elements this year were several parties that spread information before the EU elections on the 26th of May.
On stage, there was both singing and music.
Kjell Arvedson from ABF, one of the co-organisers, presented what was on offer on stage.
– I have to say that it was surprising to see as much people this year as last year, and we had good weather then, he says.
The audience this year seems to be more mixed, he thinks.
Britt Olsson stopped to watch the girls in the Future dance group.
– The festival is good, I usually come here. I like dancing, even if I'm just watching, she says.
How is it to live in Österäng?
– It is calm and nice, cosy and quiet in the evenings.