CRIDERSVILLE — The 53rd Cridersville Fireman’s Jamboree packs a bunch of events into two days.
“We have a committee and we actually started the week after last year’s event and we started planning again for this year,” said Rick Miller, fire chief, Cridersville Fire Department. “We always try to keep it fresh, because that’s what people want. They want something new every year.”
One of the new activities is the duck races — featuring live ducks.
“The Fort Jennings Lions Club is doing duck races for us at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. They actually race on their own little racetrack. We actually had to go out and get sponsors for each duck. It’s like harness racing, it’s that type of thing, and at the end of the night the ducks will be auctioned off. You can buy a duck and take it home,” said Miller.
There will be a variety of music during the jamboree.
“We have three or four Christian rock bands that are going to be performing in our family fun tent. That’s something different than going to see the Haywired concert or seeing the Brother Believe Me concert,” said Miller.
Haywired will play at 8 p.m. today, and Brother Believe Me takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday.
A car show takes place at 4 p.m. today on Main Street. The car entry fee is $10, and judging begins at 6 p.m. with awards announced at 8 p.m.
Also, a 5K begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. The registration fee on the day of the race is $30. Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each age group. For more information on the 5K Run/Walk, contact Capt. Michael Seiner at 419-645-4000 or email email@example.com.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.