“The Greater Limaland Blues Festival,” and later in its purer, more altruistic state, “Pickles Blues Extravaganza,” gave the community a roots music event annually for 23 years. This event, not by some devious design, so typical of the cultural patronization seen from too many Arts organizations, gathered as diverse an audience. Its 1,000 plus attendance consistently cut through racial and economic barriers. People filled that perfect venue, Memorial Hall, drawn by what they knew would be quality music played by authentic Blues musicians. Pickle Felter searched literally across the country to book players who were/are legends of the genre. There were no “posers” at this Extravaganza.