(Posted June 19, 2015)
Mount Sterling’s 9th Annual “Let Freedom Ring” Celebration will take place June 27. Activities will take place at the Mount Sterling Community Center, 164 E. Main St., and at Veterans Field next to the community center. For more information about the festival and for contest and parade entry forms, go to www.mountsterlingcc.org or call (740) 869-2453.
Friday, June 27
All day—Food and vendors. Enjoy delicious festival food, from funnel cakes to fish sandwiches, and shop from local vendors.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.—Baking contest, quilt exhibit and art exhibit (in the community center). Enter your talent into one of the exhibits or support your neighbor’s entry. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m.
10 a.m.-12 noon—Cruise-in car show (in the center’s parking lot). See website for details.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.—Silent auction (under the tent). Winners announced at 6 p.m. at the stage. Includes the 2015 patriotic quilt made by the center’s Sew Social ladies.
11 a.m.—Parade, including a pet and bike entries. Line up at Veterans Field at 10 a.m.
11 a.m.-7 p.m.—Rock climbing wall. Sponsored by the National Guard.
12:30 p.m.—Bicycle decorating contest (at the stage). Age categories: 2-5 years old, 6-9 years old, and 10-12 years old.
1 p.m.—Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker Contest (at the stage). For ages 4-6. Judging begins at 1 p.m. See website for details.
1-3 p.m.—Antique appraisals (under the tent). Bring your hidden treasures to see what they are worth. Appraisals are $2 per item; maximum of five items per person.
1-3 p.m.—Rock-n-Roll Trivia (in the center). Hosted by the Timmons brothers and sponsored by the Mount Sterling Public Library.
1-4 p.m.—Kids Zone games and activities (at Veterans Field). Face painting, balloon man, rock wall, bounce houses, etc.
4-6 p.m.—Music from DJ K.B. Towler
7-9 p.m.—Live music by Copyright Infringement (at Veterans Field stage). Enjoy 80s music and classic rock.
Approx. 9:45 p.m.—Laser light show (at Veterans Field). Bring lawn chairs or blankets.