Angie Prowell, member of the Fredonia Lions Club, was in studio Monday morning to talk to WPKY about the Fredonia Lions Club 54th Annual Summer Festival on Saturday, August 11th at the Buddy Rogers Park in Fredonia.

Angie reminded listeners that the festival will kick off with the Golden Oldies Softball Tournament at 8:45AM followed by T-Ball games at 10AM. Other events happening all day include special kids games at noon, 2PM, and 4PM, Bingo at 10AM and 3PM, Pedal Tractor Pull at 11AM, Corn Hole Tournament at 1PM, Pet Show at 2PM, Washer Pitch Tournament at 4:30PM, and more. There will also be inflatables up all day for kids to play on as well as a silent auction, cake walk, dunking booth, Lion Train Ride for kids, vendors, and a raffle. Items being raffled off this year include an outdoor griddle, push lawn mower, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, a bicycle, and 2 handmade quilts. Raffle tickets will be sold all day with the drawing to be held that night. Angie stated that you do not have to present to win.

Music will start up at 4PM with the Classy & Grassy Band featuring the Singleton Brothers and Kate Ward, followed by local talent at 5:15PM, with headliners the Contagious Band to finish off the night. Angie mentioned that anyone interested in participating in the local talent portion can contact her at 270-625-0967 to sign up. She also stated that anyone interested in setting up a vendor booth at the festival can also contact her, booth space is $10. Boutiques, crafters, community clubs, political figures, and more are welcome to come and set up a booth. Angie also stated that there will be several people running for political office this year set up at the festival and that it would be a perfect time to come and talk to each candidate one on one in a relaxed setting. The Caldwell Medical Center will also be there providing free screenings from 10AM to 2PM including glucose and cholesterol screenings and radiation-free bone mineral density scans. Dr. Sue Petty will also be there providing information about skin cancer awareness and prevention.

Angie then told listeners about one of the biggest pulls for the festival, its food. The festival will feature barbecued pork butt and chicken, which will be available by the pound, sandwich, or plate. Plates will come with your choice of two of three available sides: potato salad, cole slaw, or chips. Concessions will also include hamburgers and hotdogs, sno-cones, funnel cakes, popcorn, homemade pies and cakes, hand-dipped ice cream, and Lemonade Shake-Ups.

Angie then reminded listeners that the annual Summer Festival is a fundraiser for the Fredonia Lions club and all proceeds will benefit their charitable contributions including donations to Bright Life Farms, scholarships given to graduating seniors at several area high schools, their eyeglasses program that provides new eyeglasses for those who can’t afford them on their own, and more.

Angie then took a few moments to remind listeners that the Summer Festival Parade will be held on Friday, August 10th, at 6PM. All those who wish to participate in the parade should arrive at the old Fredonia school parking lot between 5 and 5:30PM and should meet up with Michelle Travis to fill out the registration form and receive your entry number. To be part of the line up pull in by City Hall and drive towards the First Baptist Church. If you have horses and trailers please pull in beside City Hall and park behind the school. The parking lot of the First Baptist Church will be blocked off as it will be part of the parade route, so they are asking that anyone wishing to watch the parade please not park in the First Baptist Church parking lot or anywhere along the lineup. For more information you can contact Michelle at 270-625-6936. They are also in need of volunteers to help direct traffic, if you are interested please contact Michelle.

For more information about the 54th Annual Summer Festival you can contact Angie at 270-625-0967. The Fredonia Lions Club 54th Annual Summer Festival will be held on Saturday, August 11th at the Buddy Rogers Park in Fredoina with the parade to be held Friday, August 10th at 6PM in Fredonia.

You can catch the full interview with Angie Prowell below.