I and several family members chose to view the recent total eclipse from the "Eclipse Fest" in St. Matthews. We read some articles prior to the event suggesting that many small towns would be unable to cope with the influx of visitors, but St. Matthews did very well. We felt welcome, enjoyed the music, and appreciated having access to the restrooms and a bit of cool air in the buildings surrounding the festival while waiting for the eclipse. Getting in and out of town was easier than we expected and we got a great view of the eclipse. None of us had heard of St. Matthews prior to beginning the eclipse planning, but left with a very good impression and feeling very happy with our choice of viewing location. Thank you to everyone that helped plan and execute the event. Well done!