Another Puppets Up Festival has come and gone. From where I sit at the junction of Mill and Little Bridge Streets I have the opportunity to see many of the comings and goings of both guests and volunteers. No festival would be successful without the guests and they were here in droves yet again. The real strength of the festival comes from the volunteers who tirelessly give of themselves to do every small and big job that needs to be done. With that note , I would like to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you. Without you this event would not happen. Whether you are part of the organizing committee or a student picking up volunteer hours, or anyone in between, you make me proud to be a retailer in downtown Almonte. Again, I say Thanks!