LAUREL HILL — The Oct. 3 Laurel Hill Hobo Festival drew a number of residents to Gene Clary Park.

Despite gray skies, visitors got their faces painted, played in bounce houses and on inflatable slides, perused the history booth, enjoyed a variety of food, met Sparky the Fire Dog, and clapped along to home-grown entertainment.

“All the food smells were wonderful,” resident April Tucker said. “The slide was so much fun and it was fun watching the face-paint artist.”

“I wanted to stay longer but I had company coming,” Martha Gibson, Tucker’s mother, said, adding she enjoyed looking at the Baker Block Museum’s display of area historical photos.