By Cpl. Jung Jihoon (IMCOM)September 23, 2013
SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- Service members, civilians and their families enjoyed the early summer weather with musical performances, entertaining booths, an outdoor BBQ and sporting events during the K-16 Fall festival, Sep. 16.
The K-16 Fall festival is an annual event offering the community the opportunity to relax and build relationships with their local Korean neighbors. It also marks the beginning of the Fall season, with comfortable weather for people to gather together and enjoy the outdoors.
"We greatly appreciate the Area II garrison facilitating and enabling all of this," said Lt. Col. Brian E. Walsh, 2-2 Aviation Battalion commander, in his opening remarks. "I also want to thank all the vendors for coming out and making this event even better. We are looking forward to a great day."
Attendants of the festival enjoyed the performances of Korean folk bands and other musical guests.
Super-cars at the automobile exhibition scene amused both children and adults. Also, a door prize opportunity provided fun for all participants of the festival.
Other activities strengthened the bond between local neighbors and the military residents, providing an opportunity for the entire K-16 community to relax and enjoy the company of family and make new friends. Service members and families visited various booths set up by local Korean companies, which included roulette games, free massages and several other gifts and services.
"This is my first time visiting K-16," said Jung Soo-young, a local contractor. "This is a great experience for me because I can feel the hospitality of the service members and civilians who work here. Another great part of the fall festival is that it offers me a chance to interact with the actual residents in K-16."