Stories tagged with: Stars and Stripes on the River

July 4, 2012 - 4:54pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

It's day two of "Stars and Stripes on the River" and many people are enjoying the music.

The band Marcum took the stage Wednesday afternoon at Zane's Landing Park.

Band members Hunter Lepi, Parker Alfman and Nick Emmert have been playing as a band for two years now.

They say their sound is not something often found in today's music scene.

"You really don't come across many blues bands, but I guess that people that do play the blues do it for one reason...

July 3, 2012 - 6:30pm
3 years 46 weeks ago

Despite many places cancelling their Fourth of July festivities, Zanesville Jaycees will still host their "Stars and Stripes On the River".

Things kicked off tonight at Zane's Landing Park at six o'clock with a band, rides and food. 

"This is our largest fundraiser of the year. The community really comes out and supports us for this event as well as the public sponsors who come forward to donate money and if it wasn't for them we wouldn't be able to put on...

July 5, 2011 - 4:43pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

A lemonade stand aimed to raise money for a good cause became sour when competition moved in.

Christ's Table sold lemonade this weekend at the Stars and Stripes on the River event in Downtown Zanesville. The non profit organization worked to raise money for the hungry and homeless. They were scheduled to be the only lemonade stand at the event ....when two other lemonade stands set-up shop looking to profit.

"It's hard for volunteers when they are giving up their holiday...

July 4, 2011 - 5:13pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

As you enjoy the firework display this year downtown....here is an inside look at what's going on behind the scenes.

The art and science behind a fireworks show is no small task. Pyro Technician and Zanesville Fire Fighter, Stephen Vincent, has been setting off the Stars and Stripes on the River Fireworks in Zanesville for about 15 years. He said, for every minute you see in the air, is about an hour of preparation that took place on the ground. Vincent's interest in fire began as a...

July 4, 2011 - 5:07pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The annual Stars and Stripes on the River event at Zane's Landing Park was at an all time high this afternoon.

Families stretching from Zanesville to Newark came out to enjoy the day. Newark Resident, Ryan Armstrong began coming to the event when he was about 12 years-old, and continues to come each year with his three brothers and step-dad. He said, it's a chance to spend time together.

"He kind of brought us together as a family a lot," explained Armstrong. ...

July 3, 2011 - 6:37pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Fourth of July weekend officially kicked off in Zanesville today.

The annual Starts and Stripes on the River event began setting up Sunday afternoon and came to life that evening. The day has been sponsored by the Zanesville Jaycees for about fifteen years and brings out about a thousand people to Zane's Landing Park each year. Jaycee President, Shawn Antritt said, today's band, carnival rides, and vendors are only the beginning of their weekend plans.
 

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July 1, 2011 - 4:33pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

The Zanesville Memorial Concert Band will change locations for the 4th of July holiday weekend....

The concert band typically plays at Zanes Landing Park each week but will perform at Secrest Auditorium Sunday, July 3rd due to scheduling of the annual Stars and Stripes on the River event. Secrest Auditorium Manager, John Kunkel said he is excited to have them and says it should be a great show.

"Well I think naturally it's our independence day, I'm sure their will be a...

June 29, 2011 - 4:35pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

The 4th of July is just around the corner and it's time to make your holiday plans.

The annual Stars and Stripes on the River event will be held at Zane Landing Park. Festivities will kick off at 3:00PM on Sunday. There is also an evening concert and carnival rides. Plenty of non profit organizations and food vendors will take part.

"I believe some of the other non-profit vendors may have some face painting or some things like that for some of the kids," said...

June 29, 2011 - 4:30pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

It's been a tough year for Christ's Table in Zanesville and now it needs your help.

The non-profit organization provided more than 92,000 meals to the hungry and homeless last year. Executive Director, Keely Warden said, due to unforeseen building repairs this year they are ahead in spending and behind in income.

"But we're working really hard to make everything balance because what is important is to always feed the hungry," said Warden. "We will never turn...

June 16, 2011 - 11:23am
4 years 49 weeks ago

The Zanesville Jaycee's hope to make the 4th of July one of patriotic pride for our area.

The organization will again host Stars and Stripes on the River at Zane's Landing Park, July 3rd and 4th. The even features bands both days, food concessions, a carnival and of course the main attraction fireworks on the 4th.

"We're always delighted to put this on for the community," said Dave Mortimer a member of the Zanesville Jaycees. "We've been putting it on for quite a...

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