The Renick Freedom Celebration Committee is gearing up for their 10th Freedom Celebration on June 25, 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. The celebration will be held at Renick Park.
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 game of horseshoes or corn hole. Maybe you would like to relax, listen to some live music and catch up with those you haven’t seen for a while. There’s something for everyone to do.
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 White Sulphur Springs EMS. Also, various booths will be set up offering a variety of foods, hotdogs, sausages, hamburgers and french fries, barbecue and nachos, pizza, walking tacos, snow cones and an assortment of baked goods.
The Grand Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lineup starting at 9. Judging begins at 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for various categories.
Back by popular demand this year will be Unicorn Rides. The Jousting Knight and Steeds will be joining the festival this year and will offer the children in attendance Free Unicorn rides from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Live entertainment will echo along the river banks throughout the day Under the Gun at 1:30 p.m., New Horizons at 3:30 p.m. and The Eade’s Mountain Boys at 6:30. The Goodson Boys will close out the night beginning at 8 p.m.
Pull out your favorite Cake or Pie recipe and enter the 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.
Best Baked Cake Contest: the rules are simple – bring your favorite prepared cake and judges will decide the winner based on overall appearance and taste. 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. 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 email@example.com.
Annual Corn Hole Tournament: Registration will begin at 1 p.m. with play beginning immediately following registration. Double elimination, two person team may consist of male or female, however, anyone under the age of 16 has to partner with someone over 21. Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.
Annual Horseshoe Tournament: 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 8 a.m. with play beginning immediately following registration. Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the following categories, Men’s and Ladies Singles, Men’s and Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Teddy Bear Parade scheduled for 1 p.m. Step right up and join the Teddy Bear Parade, bring your favorite teddy bear or if you forget your bear you can have one of theirs and join the festivities as festival goers parade around the park. Parade participants are encouraged to dress up their bear in its best patriotic outfit. Ribbons will be awarded and all participants will receive a participation medal.