News in Brief – 8/31/12Published 11:10am Friday, August 31, 2012
Chesapeake cancels holiday fete
CHESAPEAKE — The Labor Day celebration originally planned in the village of Chesapeake won’t be held on Monday because of the heavy rains expected this weekend from Tropical Storm Isaac.
The annual event is always held at the village park and features a free cookout. The event will not be rescheduled. However the village continues to plan its Octoberfest to be at Triangle Park on Saturday, Oct. 13. That festival will feature a 5-K race, a fire parade, vendors and pony rides.
County parties to open HQs
County organizations for both political parties will open their local headquarters on Tuesday. The Democrats will have their same location on Fourth Street across from the courthouse with opening ceremonies to start at 4:15 p.m. Charlie Wilson, candidate for U.S. Representative for Sixth District, will speak.
At 4:30 p.m. the Republicans will open their headquarters at the Ironton Hills Shopping Center. State Rep. Terry Johnson is expected to speak during the ribbon cutting ceremony there.
Vinton County Air Show Sept. 16
Ohio’s Largest Free Air Show, the Vinton County Air Show, will be held at the Vinton County Airport Sunday, Sept. 16, and the chicken is being ordered to feed hungry visitors to the once a year event.
According to Vinton County Pilots and Boosters Association President, Nick Rupert, the event this year is the Mike Lakin Memorial Air Show to memorialize air show performer Mike Lakin who died last year while being recertified as an air show performer.
Lakin was a popular and regular performer at the Vinton County show and was a true friend to the airport.
In addition to aerobatic performances by some of the very best pilots, the BBQ chicken dinners are also a hit and are cooked over a huge BBQ pit on airport grounds using a secret recipe. Dinners will be ready for purchase at 11 a.m.
The Vinton County Band Boosters will sell a variety of foods at the event and the Vinton County High School Band will begin the show as sky divers float to the ground.
There will be a variety of planes, large and small, old and new, on display and there will be performances by remote control aircraft by RC pilots.
As is usually the case, near the end of the event there will be a candy drop for the children.
Airplane rides will be available and will begin at the end of the air show.
The air show is free, but a donation of $10 for parking will be requested as visitors enter airport grounds. It is suggested you bring a lawn chair.
For more information, contact Nick Rupert at 740-596-2588 or 740-357-0268. You can also call Steve Keller at 740-418-2612.