Market Square to host belch festival


In a move seen as a win for downtown, the American Belchers Association has selected Market Square as the location of its 2006 Festival of the Belches. The festival should attract several hundred participants competing for the titles of Best Overall Belcher, Loudest Belch, Best Echo, Longest Belch, and Ripest Belch. The festival will be held next June. Admission and warm root beer will be free to the public.