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Nyssa ready to ‘Rock Out’

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

NYSSA — Nyssa Chamber of Commerce Director Char Rainey-McGinnis summed up her schedule last week in one sentence.

“It has been crazy,” Rainey-McGinnis said.

Rainey-McGinnis’s hectic schedule can be traced to one event: Thunderegg Days.

The annual rock hound festival kicks off Thursday in Nyssa and runs through Saturday.

While the focus – as always – is on the unique rock formations called thundereggs, Rainey-McGinnis said the festival will also showcase more than 70 vendors selling everything from food to rocks to arts and crafts.

“It is just a lot of fun,” Rainey-McGinnis said.

The best part about the festival is it is free and Rainey-McGinnis said she expects up to 3,000 people.

The festival will spread out over the Nyssa Elementary School lawn situated at 809 Bower Avenue.

Each day of the festival is packed with entertainment . . .