This year’s Champ Clark Heritage Festival seems to be shaping up nicely, according to a report given by event chairman Tara Massman last week.
Heritage Fest, with a theme of “Breaking Barriers,” will be held on the Bowling Green Square on Saturday, Sept. 13. A parade will kick off the special event at 10 a.m., with additional activities throughout the day.
Heritage Fest 2014 will include a play written by Brent Engel, “Pike County Path Makers,” an expanded car show, and much more.
“We are constantly working to improve on ideas we have used in the past and bring growth to the Heritage Festival,” Massman said. “The festival brought in record numbers of tourists to our town last year, and we hope for an even better turnout this year.”
Other new additions to this year’s event will be Bat Creek Brewery and Claymalnay Winery, who will be offering beer and wine tastings throughout the day.
Andrea Amelung will serve as Grand Marshal for the parade, featuring the Moolah Shriners and their miniature cars.
“This is a huge event for not only Bowling Green, but all of Pike County,” Massman added. “It cold not be done without the support of our local businesses and community members…”
For more information on the play, including casting, contact Engel at 573-754-2022. Additional information and vendor registration is available by contacting the Chamber at 573-324-3733 or at www.bgchamber.org.
Several integral players for the 2014 Heritage Fest gathered last Wednesday to give an update on the event’s highlights. Pictured (from left): Heritage Festival Chairman Tara Massman, Grand Marshal Andrea Amelung, play coordinator Brent Engel, Chad Perkins, and Brian King.