POMEROY — “It’s free, fun and a great way to kick in the summer.”
That’s the word from Brenda Roush, chairman, about the Kickin’ Summer Bash which will take place this Friday and Saturday on the Pomeroy parking lot.
Events will include everything from kayak and canoe races to bounce houses and amusement rides for the kiddies.
The kayak and canoe races, sponsored by Farmers Bank, begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with prizes totaling $350. A jet ski race begins at noon followed by the “anything that floats” competition at 12:30 p.m. with both events having cash prizes for the winners.
Susan White is chairman of the amateur photographers contest which will take place on Saturday with prizes totaling $150 to be paid out in three places. Rules on all of the competitive events are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.
Rich Wamsley, Racine Fireman, is coordinating efforts between area fire departments for a firemen’s river rescue demonstration. Not only will the firemen be in competition, they will be showing off their expertise involving their watercraft and will be on hand to oversee the races on the river.
There will also be contests on Meigs County trivia and a “Let’s make a Deal” event with prizes for the winners.
Co-chairs Judy Williams and Candi Owens invite all the pleasure boaters to join in the boaters’ light parade at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and again cash prizes will be awarded . The event is being sponsored by Meigs County Tourism.
Children’s activities will take place on the lower parking lot from 10 a.m. until noon. There will be face painting and games with prizes to be awarded. Holzer Clinic Meigs is sponsoring the kids’ activities. The bounce houses and amusement rides will be free from 10 a.m. to noon. on Saturday. Again this year the “We Got Talent II” to showcase youth will be held at 3 p.m. in the amphitheater with cash prizes to go to the winners.
Local bands entertaining Friday night will be Duo Glide, Dale Kulchar and Chad Dodson at 6:30 p.m. followed by Southbound Band at 8:15. Saturday evening, up and coming singer/song writer, Mindy Braasch will entertain from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Still Standing will take the stage at 6:45 p.m. and finishing out the evening will be Southern Accent at 9 p.m.
There is still room for artisans and concessions and reservations can be made with Roush at 740-992-3034.