OHIO VALLEY — For those looking for a fun day of family activities, the Meigs Heritage Festival at Eastern High/Elementary School on Saturday offers something for everyone.
The day begins with a classic car show at 9 a.m. Those interested in entering may register until noon. Promoters will be awarding 35 trophies; one trophy will go to the car club with the largest representation at the show.
A homemade pie contest will be at noon, and entries may be registered until that time. Participants are asked to bring two pies — one for the contest and the second for the contest entry fee. Fruit pies are recommended as they “keep better” during the summer than cream pies.
If one of the pies catches your attention, you may be able to take it home by attending the pie auction at 3 p.m.
The Ohio State Harmonica Championship will begin at 3:15 p.m. inside the Eastern Elementary School Cafetorium. Registration and drawing for placement will also be held inside. There are three prizes awarded: First, $300; second, $150; and third, $75.
Mary Williams will be presenting a marionette show for children of all ages. This skilled puppeteer can do amazing things with her puppets. Watch as her frog rides a horse, the bear taps its feet, and the ostrich “shakes its booty” during the performance.
Williams will have puppets available for purchase as well.
Throughout the day, there will be door prizes, raffles and a DJ.
The Heritage Festival is sponsored by the Chester-Shade Historical Society and all proceeds will benefit the Chester Courthouse and Academy.
For more information, contact 740-985-4281 or visit their website at www.chestercourthouse.com.