POMEROY — From a car show to the tribute to truckers, live music and kid activities, Kickin’ Summer Bash brought a range of entertainment and activities to Pomeroy.
“Friday night was wonderful and I was super pumped for the amount of car enthusiasts who either came and shared their vehicle or came to take in the beauty of the ‘beasts.’ I had so many favorites,” said festival organizer Brenda Roush.
The New Haven Road Angels registered 67 vehicles, not including those brought by club members because they could not be judged. Twenty-five plus trophies were awarded.
Saturday morning kicked off the Anything that Floats Race, followed by kids activities.
“The kids had a ball hunting for treasure in the sand. When the pirates showed up they were trying to take the kids’ buried treasure (real coin money),” said Roush.
Inflatables, particularly those with water on the hot afternoon were a favorite among the kids. There was also face painting, balloons, tattoos, various items to give away to the kids attending and a guessing game.
“Many thanks to Sheriff Keith Wood for doing the fingerprints for the kids and bringing their vehicles along with Robbie Jacks for bringing down an ambulance. I noticed one little guy who was playing with the siren that had a huge smile,” said Roush.
Saturday night featured an entertainment lineup put together by Brent Patterson.
“Each band was extremely talented and we had a great mix of style,” noted Roush.
The Tribute to the Truckers went well and a lot of people put in for their people’s choice, said Roush. Trophies were given for Best of Show, Most Odometer Miles, Best Paint, Farthest Driven, Oldest Model and People’s Choice.