Mud, Sweat, & Cheers

By Craig Shoup
Times-Junction Staff Writer

The Fireman's Festival rides into Plymouth July 30-31. As always, the mud volleyball tournament will highlight the event, according to Don Barnthouse.

The tournament will start Friday night at 4 p.m. and there will be a cash prize for the top three teams.

While the mud is flying behind the fire station, live music will be playing from 8 p.m. to midnight, noted Barnthouse.

Friday will feature the Fireman's Queen Contest at the Plymouth-Shiloh Elementary School. Barnthouse said contestants will compete in evening gowns and answer questions to earn the Fire Queen title.

Each day is filled with activities. After being introduced last year, a free kiddie pedal tractor pull will be held July 30 and 31. This year's pull will feature four age groups, ranging from three years to 10, and awards will be given to the top two kids in each age group.

The fire department will host their annual chicken barbeque both Friday and Saturday at noon. Other food will be available, according to Barnthouse.

There will be an art show exhibit held at the Plymouth Branch Library from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 28 through July 31. The show will open at 11 a.m. on August 1 and close at 4 p.m. Saturday, the art show runs between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

A 5K walk or run will begin at 9 a.m. August 2. Registration begins at 7 a.m. inside the upper level of the fire station.

Bingo will be held in the upper level once again on August 1 from 6 to 11 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. on August 2. There will be no bingo during the parade August 2, according to Barnthouse.

The quilt show at the Plymouth Museum will open July 30 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hours expand August 1 as the quilt show will begin at 11 a.m. and close at 7 p.m., while opening at 11 a.m. and closing at 6:30 p.m. on August 2.

Barnthouse said the festival will feature rides, games and several food options throughout the midway. The midway will open on July 30, 31 and August 1 at 5 p.m. August 2, midway activities open at noon.

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