Renick Freedom Celebration set for June 28

The Renick Freedom Celebration Committee is gearing up for their annual “Freedom Celebration” on Saturday, June 28.

We are excited to be able to offer a fun filled family day of activities free of charge to those attending. Celebration attendees can spend the day making crafts and trinkets to take home and enjoy. Maybe you will want to take a jump on the Velcro wall and see how high you can stick. Challenge your family or friends to a Wii game. Maybe you prefer to relax and listen to some great live music and catch up with those you haven’t seen for a while; whatever you choose to do we invite you to join us for a fun day down on the river at the Renick Park Project.

The Grand Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m.; line-up will take place in the field across from the Post Office beginning at 9 a.m. with judging beginning at 10 a.m. The festival committee is pleased to recognize the Renick Ruritan Club as 2014 Parade Grand Marshals. The Ruritans are to be commended for their continued commitment to the town of Renick and the citizens of the community. They are wonderful examples of service to one’s community.

Don’t worry about feeding your family breakfast before you head our way, you can start the day by enjoying pancakes at the fire house from 8 – 10 a.m., the pancake breakfast has become an annual event sponsored by the Northern Greenbrier Ambulance Service.

Live entertainment will echo along the river banks throughout the day with Nashville Departure, New Horizons, The Eades Mountain Boys and Richard Hefner and The Black Mountain Boys will close out the night beginning at 8 p.m.

Pull out your favorite cake, cookie, candy or pie recipe and enter our Baking Contest: Monetary prizes will be awarded in each of the four categories 1st Place $50, 2nd Place $30 and 3rd Place $20. Entries need to be checked in by 1:30 p.m.

The Best Baked Cake: The rules are simple – bring your favorite prepared cake and judges will judge on overall appearance and taste. Check-in at 1:30 p.m.

Cookie Basket Contest: Prepare a basket of assorted cookies made from a variety of batters and doughs. Participants are encouraged to decorate their baskets to match the Freedom-Liberty Theme. The container the cookies are presented in must be a basket. Baskets must contain at least five kinds of cookies. The cookies, but not the entire basket, should be covered by clear plastic wrap. Bring one of each kind of cookie in a small tin or container so that the judges will not need to open the plastic wrap. Cookie Baskets need to be checked in by 1:30 p.m. Cookie Baskets will be auctioned off later in the evening, proceeds will go to the celebration committee.

Candy Contest: Prepare your favorite candy and present at least 12 pieces on a plate or in a candy tin. Judges will judge on overall appearance and taste. Candy will be auctioned off later that evening with proceeds going to the Festival Committee. Check-in at 1:30 p.m.

Best Baked Pie Contest: Prepare your favorite pie (if you are entering a dairy pie, you must bring the pie on ice and in cooler). Pies will be judged on taste and overall appearance. Pies need to be checked in by 1:30 p.m. By request of the festival crowd contestants are invited to bring a second pie to be auctioned off to the crowd later in the evening.

For more information on the baking contest or the festival call 304-497-2703 or email:

Renick Freedom Celebration announces the Annual Corn Hole Tournament June 28. Registration will begin at 12 noon with play beginning at 12:30. Double elimination two person team may consist of male or female, however, anyone under the age of 16 has to partner with a someone over 21. Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Renick Freedom Celebration’s Annual Horseshoe Tournament is set for June 28. It’s that time of year again and we are getting the pits ready for our annual horseshoe tournament. Due to the popularity of the tournament we will begin registration at 9 a.m. with play beginning at 10 a.m. Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the following categories, Men and Ladies Singles, Men and Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

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