Photo Gallery: The Poppy Festival in Good Hope

A good crowd turned out Saturday to enjoy the Poppy Festival in Good Hope. This annual event provides for a fun day in the fall where local citizens and visitors can enjoy the festival that honors Good Hope’s most famous resident – Moina Michael – aka the Poppy Lady.


Michael, who was born in Good Hope in 1869, went on to establish the red corn poppy as a symbol to honor fallen troops in WWI. The poppy became the international symbol honoring fallen servicemen worldwide as a result of her efforts. Michael is buried in Monroe.

Vendors and visitors were able to take advantage of the mild fall weather to sell and buy local crafts and fresh produce and support various local causes.


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