POMEROY — The first of the boats arrived on Thursday afternoon, followed by a line of fire trucks, as the annual Pomeroy Sternwheel Regatta began.
With the river level slowly returning to normal, the Regatta will be proceeding as planned with a full slate of events on Friday and Saturday, with the exception of the car show which will not be taking place, according to Eagles President John Lehew.
That included the Jim Sisson Memorial Firetruck Parade and opening ceremonies later on Thursday evening.
The Pomeroy Sternwheel Regatta is hosted by the Pomeroy Eagles, with the support of the Meigs County Historical Society, Pomeroy Merchants Association and the Pomeroy Fire Department.
The schedule of events for Friday and Saturday is as follows:
Friday, Sept. 21
All day — Downtown merchants sidewalk sales
10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Historic walks through Pomeroy
10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. — Food vendors open
11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Horse drawn carriage rides
5-7:30 p.m. — DJ Kip Grueser and a Dance-off contest
5-9 p.m. — Split the pot
8-11 p.m. — Music by Blitzkrieg
9 p.m. — Basket winner announced
Saturday, Sept. 22
8 a.m.-4 p.m. — Eagles Golf Scramble at Riverside Golf Course
9 a.m. — Pirates and Princesses 5K Run
9-11 a.m. — Breakfast the Pomeroy Eagles
9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Chili Cook-off on the parking lot
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Poker Walk in downtown Pomeroy
Noon-4 p.m. — Cornhole tournament on the parking lot
2 p.m. — Silent auction at Maple Lawn Brewery
2 p.m. — Kayak races
5-6 p.m. — Riverside Cloggers at the parking lot gazebo
6-7 p.m. — Captain and First Mate Dinner on the river front
6-8 p.m. — Live music on the river front
8 p.m. — Basket winner announced
8-11:30 p.m. — Music by Four on the Floor
Additional coverage of the opening ceremony, the Jim Sisson Memorial Firetruck Parade and the Pomeroy Sternwheel Regatta will appear in upcoming editions of The Daily Sentinel and on mydailysentinel.com.
Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.