Saturday, June 30
Ripley Hose Company fundraiser
The annual Ripley Hose Company and Ladies Auxiliary fundraiser will be held at the Firemen's Field in Ripley on Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 11 p.m. There will be food, games, crafts, a photo competition, live music and dance plus more. Save the date.
Ripley Community Day Festival
A Ripley Community Day Festival will take place on Saturday June 30 at Firemen's Field in Ripley located at 2 Park Avenue from 2 to 10 p.m. This fundraiser for the Ripley Hose Company No. 1 and Auxiliary has free admission. All are welcome to stop by for fun, food and entertainment.
Attractions include a craft show, silent auction and games for all such as a bounce house, dime toss, "I got it" game and bell jar. There will be live music by Ron Vance throughout the afternoon and a street dance at 7 p.m., with music by Acoustic Gypsies.
Food concessions include Smith's hot dogs, hamburgers, firemen's curly fries, assorted beverages, baked goods, strawberry shortcake and a special pulled pork platter available from 5 p.m. until gone. Beer will be available after 5 p.m.
There will be wine tasting and sales featuring Sparkling Ponds frappe vino wine slush. A corn hole competition will be held at 5 p.m. with registration at 2 p.m. For further information contact Tina at (814) 602-8778.
A photo contest will be held with entries accepted on Friday, June 29 at the Ripley Fire Hall and will be judged by SNAPP members. For further information on the contest, contact Stephanie at 736-9669 or Kathy at (814) 450-1084.
Sunday, July 1
America - Continuing On
Those who enjoy tapping their toes to the old favorites of "Yankee Doodle Boy" and "National Emblem" and reflecting on history through the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and the "Star Spangled Banner" should mark their calendar for Sunday, July 1. The evening will be a tribute on the piano and organ to the native land by musicians Bradley and Nancy Jopek, Westfield residents, with Roger Jopek as narrator. The concert will take place at First Baptist Church located at 19 Union Street at 7 p.m., and will last about an hour. The concert is free and open to the public as a celebration of the nation's birthday.