Ripley Bicentennial Celebration- Summer 2012!
Ripley will be celebrating it’s Bicentennial this August! Many great events are scheduled throughout the summer in celebration. Here’s a schedule- check back for updates!
RIPLEY BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
- April 28- Program: I Remember Ripley, by Greg and Lisa Haitz, 2 pm, Ripley Library, free!
- May 25 and 26- Ripley Alumni Weekend with a Bicentennial Theme, sponsored by RULH Alumni Association.
- On Friday there will be encore performances of the two Bicentennial Programs by Greg and Lisa Haitz: The 1937 Flood and I Remember Ripley.
- Saturday evening is the annual Alumni dinner at the Elementary School.
- May 28- Memorial Day Parade and Program with a Bicentennial Theme, parade begins at Liberty Monument at 1:30 followed by the program at Maplewood Cemetery at 2:00. Thomas Zachman is the featured speaker.
- June 10- Bicentennial House Tour, sponsored by Ripley Heritage as a fund raiser.
- July: Bicentennial Celebration Sports Weekend: times and places TBA. Sponsored by the Bicentennial Committee with chairmen Tim Wilson and Daniel Dragoo
- Activities include: Golf Scramble, Walk/Run, Corn Hole Tournament, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and Old fashioned Children’s games.
- Sunday will feature an old time baseball Game with the OHS Muffins Vs. Ripley All-Stars!
- Official Bicentennial Celebration begins Thursday, August 2 and ends Sunday, August 5!
- Miss Ripley Bicentennial Pagaent: Ripley Elementary, Times TBA
- Opening Program: Centenary United Methodist Church, 7 pm
- Featuring Bicentennial choir, descendants of James Poague, Mayor Syaunton, VA
- Keynote speaker is Thomas Zachman
- Quilt Show: Centenary Methodist Church, 10-5 (quilt drop-off at 9 am)
- Pet Show for kids: Cherry Street, 10 am :Small entry fee
- Historical Scavenger Hunt for kids: Sponsored by the Home health Division of Ohio Valley Manor
- Baby Show: Details TBA
- Car Show: Front Street, 8-10 registration, 10-1 show
- Parade! 2 pm
- Street Dance: Details TBA
- Closing Ceremonies: Liberty Monument 2 pm-Featuring the opening of the 1812 time capsule and the placing of a 2012 time capsule!