|Main Street Fountain that was installed by the Forest City Betterment Club in the 1910s.|
|A replica of the McArthur homestead "Burnt Chimney"|
|Smith's Drugs - the façade has been updated since this photo was taken.|
A popular stop in Forest City is Smith's Drugs. The pharmacy and operating soda fountain has been serving the community since 1939. At the fountain, breakfast, lunch, and of course ice cream and milkshakes are served. In addition to being the local pharmacy and gathering place, the store also has a gift shop and offers free gift wrapping with any purchase.
Forest City is home to numerous festivals including the Cherry Bounce Festival and a weekend auto show in August. The Christmas Light Show along Main Street is one of the town's most popular events. Visitors can drive through town and enjoy the over 500,000 Christmas lights on any night during the holiday season. On weekends, carriage rides, ice skating and visits with Santa are part of the festivities.
All photos taken by post author - November 15, 2008
Originally published November 23, 2008 - expanded August 23, 2020.
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