PDT Staff Writer
The South Shore Heritage Quilt Festival is taking place this weekend in South Shore Rotary Park in South Shore, Ky.
“We have a lot of entertainment at this year’s festival. We have a lot of homemade crafters and food vendors,” said Bonnie Warner, President of the South Shore Quilt Festival. “We have a motorcycle show scheduled for this year, we have inflatables for the kids. There is a lot going on this year. It’s our hope the festival will bring the community together.”
Saturday’s schedule included a flag raising by Boy Scout Troop No. 98 and a Flag Retirement Ceremony Troop No. 98.
“This is a ceremony in which the boy scouts retire tattered flags. People come in from all over to see this ceremony. They play taps and the national anthem is sung,” Warner said.
Other activities for Saturday included a water balloon toss, a dog show, a frog jumping contest, a performance by the Poverty String Band with Dana Romanello, a performance by Kyle Fields, a skillet throwing contest, a performance by the Josh Stewart Band, a performance by Puddin Howell and a performance by Larry Pancake.
“During the skillet we see who (man or a woman) can throw an iron skillet the furthest. The winner will get a blue ribbon. Most of the times it’s the women who win, that’s just because they are used to throwing iron skillets at their husbands,” Warner said.
She said there are about 71 vendors who are set up at the festival.
On Sunday (today) the festival opens at noon with gospel music on the main stage. Performers include Prisoners of Hope, TRINU, Spoken For and Lori Shonkwiler. The last scheduled event for the festival is the drawling for raffle items that include a tent, Kindle Fire and a quilt in sewing basket.
Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or firstname.lastname@example.org.