Relive the past at Bethel’s Founder’s Day Celebration

June 25th, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: News

This weekend the Third Annual Founder’s Day Celebration will be held at Burke Park in Bethel, Ohio.

With the economy in the shape it is in, this free event jammed packed with fun, music, crafts and food is a great way for families to get out and have some fun.

Join the old fashion Frog Jumping contest at 11 a.m. Saturday. All ages and frogs are invited for this fun event! Register your frog at 10:30 a.m.

If you like pie, you can join in on the annual Pie eating contest for bragging rights on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Wives have an uncanny way of calling their husbands in from the fields for dinner. Do you have a special way calling your husband in? Well, Saturday afternoon is another annual event, the husband calling contest, with prize money awarded for the top caller!

Visit the 1700's Grassy Run encampment with special guest Clan Desdin organization from Cincinnati children games and crafts. Rag dolls and tin punch hands on crafts will be the order of the day!

The Fire Department safe house, Bethel Village Police Department, and the Clermont County Sheriff's Office will be on display in our safety zone.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Raptors Inc. will bring several birds of prey to the pioneer stage for your enjoyment.

Antique tractors will be on display from the Grant Trail Antique Tractor Organization on Saturday and Sunday.

Starting at 2 p.m. these and other guests will take to the stage to entertain you and your family:

Russ Childers, Dave Dowler, Rattlesnakin Daddies, Real Express, Rockaway...and Others all weekend!

The Country/Rock band "Rockaway" sponsored by the Bethel Lions Club will take the stage at 6 p.m.

At 1 p.m. Sunday, we will be raising money to help renovate the Acord and Blacksmiths log cabins, with the Annual Cake and Pie Auction and Lunch box social auction.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards the renovation of those Log cabins.

Bidders, cakes, pies and lunches are still needed.

Local restaurants are encouraged to bring out lunches from their kitchens and promote their businesses.

Come out and support this worthy project.

The Cincinnati Zoo will be at the Bicentennial Pavilion, along with the pie eating contests and a watermelon eating contest at 2 p.m. Sunday.

New this year to Founder's Day is "Chili." He's a 2,000 pound Brindle Texas Longhorn Steer. Chili will be available for pictures for a small fee.

This event could not be possible without the help of the Bethel Village Council, Bethel Village Police Department and Bethel Tate Township Fire Department.

This year's event is sponsored by Duke Energy, Clermont County Convention Visitors' Bureau, Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, and Clermont County Historical Society.
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