(Posted July 30, 2015)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
The village of South Charleston Police Department and the Madison Township Fire Department will host a Community Day on Aug. 22 at South Charleston Community Park.
The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Big Splash 5-K run, which benefits the South Charleston pool. At the same time, a series of softball games will start featur-ing teams from areas businesses, police departments and fire departments.
Children are invited to participate in a basketball shoot-out at 10 a.m. and again at the top of each hour throughout the day. Other children’s activities include a bounce house and games.
Residents are encouraged to warm up their throw-ing arms for the dunk tank, which opens up at about noon. Among the folks up for dunking are Mayor Sam Stucky, Fire Chief Chris Clark, and Police Chief Brian Redish, along with other fire and police personnel.
Anyone with a competitive side and a feel for throwing corn-filled bags are invited to enter the cornhole tournament set for 4 p.m. The cost to participate is $10 per two-person team. Registration takes place just prior to the tournament.
The pool will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. at which time village residents can swim free of charge.
Food will be served during Community Day. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds go to the Kids Club, which hosts events for children throughout the year, including a bike rodeo, pool party, Halloween party and Christmas events. The Kids Club also sponsors a youth baseball team every year.
“We do whatever we can do to help out in the community with the kids,” said Chief Redish.
For details about Community Day, call the South Charleston Police Department at (937) 462-8822 or the Madison Township Fire Department at 462-8222.