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      Mushroom Festival comes to a close

      After a beautiful weekend, the Mesick Mushroom Festival is coming to a close Sunday.

      The Mushroom Festival is the biggest percentage of sales for the merchants of Mesick each year and organizers say everyone in the village is involved in some way.

      The festival closes Sunday evening with the flea market, carnival rides and food, and of course - the classic car showdown at Ellen's Corners.

      To go along with a fun celebration, the Morel mushrooms this year look to be fantastic.

      "You need warm weather and moisture, and we've had pretty good of both the last week - so it's been good mushroom growing weather here recently," said Louis Hughes, the festival Treasurer. "It's good to see it all come together and have a good weekend. All the vendors and the flea market, the carnival, the mud bog, the rodeo - everybody's had a good weekend. So it's good to see that and that's what's the best part for me, is seeing everybody do well."

      Each store in town gives a $100 Savings Bond for the biggest mushroom turned in to the store in the past week. Ellen's Corners is selling mushrooms for $50/pound.

      Organizers say that since we had such a late start to Spring, the Morel mushroom season should last into early June.