Photos from Mount Sterling’s Summer Jam Festival

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(Posted June 18, 2019)

By Andrew Garrett, staff writer

The new Summer Jam Festival took place June 13-15 on the streets of Mount Sterling. The village of Mount Sterling and the Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce organized the event, which included food, rides, children’s activities, contests and more.

Weston “Tiger” Wyatt, 10, and Lacey Dhume, 12, take a thrilling ride on the Pirate’s Revenge.
John Pierce, 7, does his best to send Sean Pollock of the Mount Sterling Eagles Youth League into the drink. In the span of 10 minutes, Pollock was dunked at least three times by various youngsters.
The combined squads of Madison-Plains Golden Eagles middle school and high school cheerleaders perform. The girls came outfitted in an array of gold and green and lots of smiles and high kicks.
Members of Five Points Boy Scout Troup 343 prepare Old Glory for retirement at Mount Sterling’s Summer Jam Festival on June 14: (from left) Timothy McCain, 13; Scoutmaster Scott McCain; Carrol Liston of Mount Sterling American Legion Post 417; Post 417 Commander Wesley Pierce; Sam Poupart, 10; and Leo Poupart, 14. The troop burned more than two dozen old and worn American flags during the retirement ceremony.
Becky Martin, a member of Mount Sterling village council and the Mount Sterling Chamber of Commerce, serves up wraps featuring her famous homemade chicken salad. The wraps were just one of many tasty treats to be had at the event.
Peyton Bricker (left), 6, and Linley Bailey, 3, paint rocks–and themselves–at the Summer Jam Festival. The three-day festival featured a variety of family-friendly rides and activities.
Stephanie Scott gets a bead on a plastic cup as the game’s attendant looks on. Scott and a friend were enroute to Washington Courthouse from Columbus when they decided to stop at the Summer Jam Festival.
“Wacky” Wanda Stevens, chocolatier extraordinaire, shows off her homemade candies. Part of her sales proceeds help to fund activities and parties at the Meadowview Village senior apartments in Mount Sterling. Stevens is known particularly for her large, melt-in-your-mouth buckeyes.

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