Stories and photos by Eric Dresden Herald Review Staff Writer\u00a0 Between the petting zoo, baked goods, children\u2019s games and other events, Hersey residents spent the weekend celebrating during the annual River Town Festival. On Saturday, about 90 kids ran and played in the yard in front of of the Hersey United Methodist Church, located at 200 W. Second St. Marsha Lewis, who helped coordinate the children\u2019s events, said the big crowd at the games made it fun. \u201cWe had new games and old games and they seemed to like them all,\u201d she said. \u201cThe kids had lots of energy.\u201d With the parade happening on Saturday, Lewis commended everyone who put on the event, calling it a \u201cbang-up job.\u201d \u201cLast year was good, but this year was better,\u201d she said. Lori Cox, of Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo, said the company brought about 40 animals for people to pet and feed. Cox said people liked the camel, Bentley, or rabbits that sat in cages in front of the zoo employees. \u201cIt is amazing, these things they gravitate to,\u201d she said about the rabbits. Near the zoo, people were buying baked goods from a sale to benefit the Rhythmic Sky Dance Team. Kayla Kesting, a mother to a dancer, said being next to the zoo helped business tremendously. \u201cEveryone seems to be happy,\u201d she said. \u201cPeople are loving the petting zoo, so that\u2019s drawing people to our bake sale.\u201d Lawrence Trombley, owner of the Hersey Roller Mills Store, said although its been a slow summer, the festival brought many to visit. \u201cThe town\u2019s pretty much coming back to life,\u201d he said.