May 28-31: Mt. Sterling Fire Fighter Homecoming festival

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(Posted May 22, 2014)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The Tri-County Fire Fighters’ annual homecoming will take place May 28-31 in downtown Mount Sterling. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Classic Midway will operate a variety of rides throughout the festival. Wristbands will be sold on Wednesday and Saturday. A pony ride also is part of the fun.

Musical entertainment includes tunes by deejay K.B. Towler from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, the Smokin’ Ham Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, and Aaron Buckley from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Additionally, a benefit auction will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Once again, the Dairy Freeze, 85 N. London St., is hosting a drive-in car show. Registration is at 11 a.m. May 31. The show runs until 2 p.m. Participants will receive dash plaques. Trophies will go to the top placers in three categories—muscle, classic and custom. There is no charge to enter. For details, call Steve Cooper at (740) 869-2062.

There will be plenty of food options, from hot dogs and Mexican fare to bourbon chicken. The fire fighters will serve up their famous hamburgers. With 21 vendors signed up, the festival also will have shopping opportunities, from a booth selling t-shirts to a vendor who makes homemade teddy bears.

The Fire Fighters Ladies Auxiliary is organizing the festivities. Proceeds benefit the Tri-County Fire District, which covers 118 square miles and serves a population of approximately 10,200. The Auxiliary raises money to purchase fire equipment and supports the fire fighters at structure fires by supplying them with food, drinks, dry socks and towels.

For more information, call Kathy Robison at (614) 679-2756.

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