Silex, Mo. – The Silex community braved the heat for a day of celebration for the town’s first Summer Festival on July 30.

The all-day event featured cornhole, carnival games, a basketball shoot-out, bounce houses, powerwheel races, a Beergarden, food vendors, a DJ throughout the evening, volleyball and two bounce houses.

There was also live music throughout the day into the evening, as well as a book exchange, a “Country Cuties Baby Show,” a highlight of the festival and a silent auction.