Saturday, September 25, 2010

Old Clifton Days under way

Continues today (Saturday) and tomorrow

Today's parade starts promptly at noon and ends when the last straggler rounds the bend on Clark Street. The parade route starts at the historic Clifton Mill parking lot and winds it's way up Clay Street and back down to the mill.

A Chocolate Bake off is planned for Saturday and will be a high energy (sweet) event. The top three winning entries from the Adult and Youth division will be auctioned off as a fund raiser for the Clifton Opera House. There are three categories in the Adult class: Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Cake, and Chocolate Fudge. The two age groups for the Youth Division will be making chocolate chip cookies. Make your family's favorite (made from scratch) chocolate fantasy. We won't ask for the recipe but we might as for another taste! The competition will be held on Saturday afternoon, prizes awarded at 3pm. Watch the judges choose the winners in the Shelter House from 2pm-3pm. We hope that it will become a new festival tradition.

Saturday's entertainment includes the 2nd annual "Sing for your Supper" Karaoke. This year we will be singing in the Gazebo so everyone can take part. Sing a song and win a restaurant certificate! It's simple and fun! Bring your talent and show Clifton how to it's done! There are no losers!

Saturday evening at 7pm, the "North River Band" will be playing in the Shelter House. Clifton's own Michael Smith formed the band last year to entertain at 2009's festival. Old time country and rockabilly tunes will keep your toes tapping. Sing along, everyone has at least one Johnny Cash favorite!

Sunday at noon, the Columbus based Loosely Strung will play bluegrass and gospel followed by local talent Rob Heiliger. Singer/songwriter Rob Heiliger sings country his own Clifton favorite "Walking to Clifton". The raffle drawing commences at 4pm, festival ends at 5. Visit for more information or call 937.342.2175.

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