People for the Point preparing for 2015 Heritage Day

Published 10:06 am Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SOUTH POINT ­­–– Celebrate the autumn season at this year’s Heritage Day hosted by People for the Point set for Saturday, Oct. 3 at the South Point Community Park.

“We’ll have a full day of events and it will be a good time for the whole family,” People for the Point president Chris Smith said. “It is open for everyone.”

A heroes and villains 5K race, which will begin from the riverfront boat dock at 8:30 a.m. will start the day’s festivities.

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“It’s a race where participants can wear costumes of their favorite super heroes or characters,” Smith said.

Those interested in taking part in the 5K can register at

Other activities include a swap meet from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., a fire prevention parade at 11 a.m., a diaper derby crawling race for children under a year old, a homemade dessert contest, a pumpkin pie eating contest, a petting zoo, inflatables, a corn hole tournament and live music entertainment as well as local Boy Scout troops selling apple butter.

People for the Point is currently looking for food vendors, which costs $50 with electricity, crafters, which has a $25 set up fee, and participants who want to sell things in the swap meet. A 10×10 outdoor booth for the swap meet costs $10, while it will be $20 to set up a table inside the community center.

“Anyone can sell any items as long as they’re legal,” Smith said. “You don’t have to be a South Point resident to participate.”

Those interested in being a food vendor, crafter or swap meet participant may contact Chris Smith at For more information, visit the People for the Point Facebook page or the People for the Point website,