Friday, August 12, 2016

Fredonia Summer Festival begins tonight

Need something fun to do this weekend? Look no further than the Fredonia Summer Festival set for Saturday at Paul Riley Park.

Organizer Linda Bennett said several new events have been added to increase new excitement to the 52nd annual festival, which raises money for Lions Club-supported projects such as eye exams and eyeglasses for those who need but cannot afford them.

The largest new addition to the Summer Festival line-up is a bass fishing tournament.

There is a $30 registration due Friday night at Paul Riley Park for two-person teams and $20 for singles. Fish may be caught in any area lake or pond. The tournament offers a 70 percent payback with prizes also awarded for second- and third-place finishers. Additionally, contestants can choose to enter the biggest fish contest, which isn’t necessarily the heaviest fish. Entry is $10 with $100 prize money.

The contest has a two-fish limit and concludes with weigh-in at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fredonia park.

Call Kenny Ford for details at (270) 625-1064. The fishing contest is sponsored by Security Seed Company.

Another addition to the events is a two-hour concert by the Fort Campbell Army Concert Band at 4 p.m. Saturday. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Fredonia First Baptist Church Family Life Center.  Please bring lawn chairs.

Schedule of events
  • Fredonia Fire & Resuce will lead the parade route when it begins at 6:30 p.m. The parade kicks off the annual Fredonia Lions Club Summer Festival.
  • Lakeland Cruisers will have a car show at 5 p.m. at Fredonia First Baptist before the parade and drive in the parade.

  • 9 a.m. women’s softball game
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. inflatables for kids
  • 10 a.m. pedal tractor pull
  • 10 a.m. fish weigh-in
  • 10:30 a.m. sack races
  • 11 a.m. bingo
  • 1 p.m. free throw contest
  • 2 p.m. pet show
  • 3 p.m. corn hole tournament
  • 3:30 p.m. bingo and colored water balloon toss
  • 4 p.m. two-hour concert by the Fort Campbell Army Concert Band.
  • 5 p.m. washer pitch contest
  • 6 p.m. music by local talent
  • 7 p.m. music by Tom Peek
  • All-day events include: face painting, games for kids, cake walk, silent auction, arts and crafts booths and a half/half drawing.
  • Food sold throughout the day includes barbecue pork, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, homemade pies and cakes, cotton candy, snow cones, funnel cakes, popcorn and more.
  • Big Raffle items are a gas grill, lawn mower, beach assortment and Y Flicker Scooter. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.