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Officials: Polka Fest is on


Ennis Daily News file photo / Ennis is moving ahead with its May 24-26 National Polka Festival after this morning's tornado caused damage in several areas of town, including the downtown parade route.

Ennis Daily News file photo / Ennis is moving ahead with its May 24-26 National Polka Festival after this morning’s tornado caused damage in several areas of town, including the downtown parade route.

Nick Todaro, n...@ennisdailynews.com

A social media explosion today has confirmed a message National Polka Festival organizers have been trying to spread: The festival is happening, and it’s happening May 24-26 as planned.

The only question at a meeting of city and festival chiefs today was whether Ennis Avenue would be primed for a parade in time for the May 25 morning show.

Plans are in the works, with Mayor Russell Thomas relaying updates that include possibly walling off the south side of E. Ennis Avenue where significant structural damage raises questions about building safety.

More details will be available as damage assessments to the buildings in downtown are completed.

“We’ll make this thing happen any way we can,” Thomas said.

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