Stars and Stripes on the River

by Katie McGraw on July 1, 2013 at 6:43 am

The annual Stars and Stripes on the River is this Wednesday and Thursday at Zane Landing Park to celebrate America with food, entertainment, rides and games.

Hosted by the Zanesville Jaycee’s, festivities begin on the third with Les Richardson, a family friendly Nashville performer. Richardson is the main event from 6 to 10 pm. on Wednesday and the party continues on Independence Day.

"We are going to pick up again on the fourth and have a local band called, ‘To The Left’, play from 2 to 6 and we will have open ceremonies following that,” said Zanesville Jaycee’s President, Mike Fulmer. “Once that is complete, we will have another local band by the name of Carson Drive, they are going to play until about 9:45 when the fireworks begin."

Although the celebration is free to enter, any money you spend on food or games, goes right back into the community. It is the largest fund raising event for the Jaycee’s and it will also benefit seven other local non profit organizations .

"We’ve got seven local non profit groups that are going to be our vendors this year. So they will have all kinds of food and desserts to have. So it’s a really great opportunity for them to raise money for their organizations. And we will also have some carnival rides and carnival games for the kids as well."

With rain in the forecast, Fulmer wants everyone to know, Stars and Stripes on the River, will continue rain or shine.