Dunk-a-dignitary back for another splash

Traver Litchfield (left), London Kiwanis Club president, “ices” Nick Adkins, county assistant prosecutor, in the dunk tank.

(Posted July 26, 2017)

Warm up your throwing arm, the London Rib and Jazz Fest has announced who will be taking the hot seat—er, the wet seat—at the festival’s dunk tank.

Politicians, public figures and area coaches are on the list of the lucky few who will take the plunge for a good cause in the annual Dunk-a-Dignitary event.

This year, all proceeds go to the London Youth Football and Cheer organization.

The tank will be in session from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5. Pitchers can give dunking a try for $1 for one ball, $3 for five balls, or $5 for 10 balls. The schedule is as follows:


  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.—Madison County Commissioner David Hunter
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.—London Police Chief Glenn Nicol
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.—Madison County Assistant Prosecutor Nick Adkins
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.—London Mayor Patrick Closser
  • 8:30-9:30 p.m.—London Police Sgt. Joe Cox


  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.—Football Coach Wes Landis
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.—Madison County EMS Chief Robert Olwin
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.—London City Councilman Trint Hatt
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.—London Fire Chief Todd Eades
  • 8:30-9:30 p.m.—London City Council President Joe Russell.
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