Kickin’ Summer Bash set for this weekend

By Sarah Hawley -

The Anything that Floats race will be held on Saturday during Kickin’ Summer Bash.

POMEROY — Kickin’ Summer Bash returns this weekend with activities and events for all ages.

Friday evening begins the bash with a car show on the lower end of the parking lot with DJ Rockin’ Reggie. The car show runs from 4-8 p.m. and is hosted by the New Haven Road Angels with 25-plus trophies being awarded.

The opening ceremonies will be held at 5 p.m., followed by the Riverside Cloggers with Erica Haning at 5:30 p.m. Insured Sound will perform from 7-10:30 p.m.

Saturday will feature a full slate of events, with vendors and concessions open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The “Anything that Floats” contest will be held at noon.

Activities for the kids taking place from 2-4 p.m. include, face painting, tattoos, games, treasure hunt, carnival games for prizes, fingerprinting, pet contest, Wolfe Mountain Entertainment characters will be making a visit. A treasure hunt for the kids provides fun sponsored by Forest Run Ready Mix who will be delivering sand on the parking lot. Home National Bank will be donating money to hide in the sand. The kids get sifters and will be looking for treasure to take home.

Sheriff Keith Wood and sheriff’s office representatives will be on hand from 3-5 p.m. to fingerprint the kids so that parents have a record of them in the event they would ever be needed. There will be inflatables for the kids from 4-8 p.m.

At 4 p.m., the pet contest begins. Contestants (dogs, cats, etc) must wear summer attire (shorts, tanks, swimwear) and have a talent. There are three categories — pet owner look a like, most talented and people’s choice.

From 4-9 p.m. there will be the Tribute to the Truckers, allowing for those in attendance to get “up close and personal” with the trucks.

“Semis and various other trucks will roll onto Main Street to share their way of living with festival goers. This will be great for the kids as they get to see them up close. Drivers often share the cab for viewers especially kids. Trophies will be given and prizes awarded as well. Stop by and vote on the People’s Choice Award for both the car show and Tribute to the Truckers,” said organizer Brenda Roush.

There will be live music from 7-11 p.m. organized by Brent Patterson.

Also on Saturday evening will be a lighted boat parade at 8:45 p.m. and a truckers lighted parade at 9 p.m. There will be prizes for the best light scheme.

The Anything that Floats race will be held on Saturday during Kickin’ Summer Bash. Anything that Floats race will be held on Saturday during Kickin’ Summer Bash.

By Sarah Hawley


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