Fish Fry Participation Sets High Expectations for Judsonia’s Summer Blast | New
According to Jessica Robinson, a member of Judsonia’s activities committee, an “impressive turnout” for the annual fry sets high expectations for Summer Blast with a fireworks show that gets “bigger and better every year.”
“We couldn’t do a fundraiser last year” because of COVID-19, Robinson said. “We couldn’t do anything.
However, when the committee organized their fry a few weeks ago to dedicate their renovated community building, it had “probably the largest turnout we’ve ever had with around 350 people.” It showed us that people were excited to go out. We had a great turnout and we expect that for Summer Blast. “
“When you have a full day of free events and you have kids and are looking for something to do in the area, I mean you can’t beat free events for your kids and a fireworks display. free in the evenings, ”she said. “We are the biggest fireworks display in White County. We expect another big turnout.
“We can never count on Summer Blast, but we know it numbers in the thousands.”
Summer Blast kicks off July 3 with an 8 a.m. fishing tournament at Friendly Acres Park with three age groups: 3-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
“The kids love the tournament fishing,” said Robinson. “It’s a chance for them to go out and fish for free, and we have prizes.”
At 10:30 a.m. Robinson announced that there would be a ping pong ball drop with five age groups: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Boys and girls bikes will be awarded in each group.
“It’s a unique game,” said Robinson. “We drop a bunch of ping pong balls off the top of a ladder and they rush to get as many as they can, and we have a winning number chosen and whoever has that winning number gets a free bike. Kids love this one.
The Morley Family Magic Show will take place at 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Robinson said that an auto show would be presented, hosted by Dirt Road Car Club, and that the judgment would take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the different categories.
At 6 p.m. there will be live music from Unsigned.
A watermelon tasting competition will start at 7:30 p.m. with four age groups: 7 and under, 8-12, 13-20 and 21 and over.
Concessions will be available throughout the day and there will be 50/50 designs right before the nightfall fireworks display at Friendly Acres Park.
For the past five years or so, the fireworks display has been dedicated to someone remarkable for their service to the community, according to Robinson.
“This year the dedication will be to Herman Hopkins, who has worked for the city for over 25 years and has been with the fire department for several years. He was involved in the community.