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The May 5th Derby Day celebration in downtown Williamstown is once again taking shape.
The Derby Idol singing competition audition will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and the Derby Idol Jr. audition will be on April 27.
Register by calling Stormey at 859-823-0129 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see Stormey at Country Heart on Main Street, downtown Williamstown. There is a small audition fee. Finalists will sing on stage at the festival.
Two couples have signed up to be married at the downtown gazebo during the Derby festival. There’s still time to register. The $25 wedding is basic but the high-end $100 wedding can be the best 10 minutes of your life…. at least in the top 25 events of your life. Weddings are $25, $50, $75 and $100 and you must pre-register by calling me at 859-803-5219 or e-mai email@example.com
Please, only call me at 859-824-3343 and ask about all the details of the $100 wedding if you are planning to get married. I don’t have enough time or breath to describe all the regal details more than once a day.
I will also be hosting a talent show beginning at 10 a.m. on Derby Day. This is not a contest. Here is your opportunity to show off for 3 – 4 minutes. Opening the show will be 12-year-old drummer Jason Islers. A clown, doing whatever clowns, do will probably follow him.
Then the much anticipated premier of local standup comic, Jackie Miller, Sr., takes place live on stage. Jackie missed last year’s show because of traffic delays so he has two years of jokes ready to pop-out of his new persona.
Sing up to show your talent by contacting me at the phone number or email address above.
I will also be hosting one, possibly two, Williamstown Derby versions of Deal or No Deal. Some lucky person, or maybe two, over the age of 18, will have an opportunity to walk off the stage $500 wealthier. Tickets will be passed out in front of the stage prior to the show. Deal or No Deal sponsors are Grant County Oil – Go Fast Lane, Massage on Main and the city of Williamstown.
Bob Perry will once again be the host for the Derby Day Auto Show. You can contact him between 7 and 10 p.m. by calling 823-0831.
You may as well ask him about the Kiwanis Charity Bass Tournament that will take place on May 12. The Bass Tournament, with 30 boats in the field, will pay $1,000 to the winning boat…or the people who were in the boat.
A parade can always use more floats, marchers and assorted fun loving folks. Redhouse will provide hours of music and there will be all kinds of games and rides and bouncy stuff for everyone. Food and assorted vendors will be everywhere. It is said that this year’s Williamstown Derby Fun Festival will have the best festival food ever.
I can be a part of the team that puts together this and similar events because of your support of the Grant County News. I work for a community newspapers and the word “community” is an important part of what we do.
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We at the Grant County News, show our support for our community in everything we do. You can help the community by supporting local events like the Williamstown Derby Day celebration and all the special events and projects and programs you see on our pages. All you have to do is show up and fun will happen.
Don’t let less than perfect weather stop you from attending.
I attended the Rolling Stones concert when they performed at Churchill Downs. Ready to do his solo numbers, Keith Richards stepped up to the microphone in a heavy rain. “The weather,” he said, “I just roll with it.” and then played the finest guitar I have ever heard.
That’s how we do our festivals. The weather, “we just roll with it.”
(Ken Stone is publisher of the Grant County News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 859-824-3343.)