Kenton planning week-long celebration

Kenton planning week-long celebration

The “Kenton, Home of the White Squirrel, Homecoming Festival” will bring a fresh breath of life back to Kenton this year, according to organizers of the event. The committee has been working for several months, planning for what they say will be a great week. 
Activities and events will begin June 25 with pageants for contestants up to 21 years old. July 1 is the date for the opening ceremony, which will be held at the Youth Center at 8 a.m. Veterans and military personnel will be honored with coffee, donuts and fellowship following a brief program. A white bean supper is planned for 5-7 that evening and the talent/karaoke show will begin at 7 in the former Kenton High School gymnasium.
At 7:30 a.m. July 2, there will be a 5K run. Later in the day, the opening game of the softball tournament will take place and a pet show will open. The David Johnson Chorus will close out the day with a delightful performance, “Hope and Peace,” at 7 in the gym.
An area-wide worship service will be held at the gym July 3 at 6 p.m. and on July 4 there will be plenty of action, with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. Line-up is set for 10. There will be a Mason auction at 1 p.m. Finals of the softball tournament will be featured and there will be a street dance from 7-10, followed by fireworks.  
Other activities will be announced in The Messenger as plans are finalized, a spokesman said.

Published in The Messenger 6.1.11

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