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Full slate on tap for Chingawassa Days

While Saturday’s concert with country music band Montgomery Gentry is generating the most buzz, Marion’s two-day Chingawassa Days festival will have many other activities in Central Park.

Festivities kick off Friday with a community barbecue and ice cream social at 5:30 p.m., followed by performances by Christian artists Jason Gray and Unspoken, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., and a taste of country music and cool brew with Silver Bullet playing in the beer garden at 10 p.m.

Saturday will start early with a pancake feed at 7 a.m. A two-mile color run at 8 a.m. will be followed by bed races on Main St. at 9 a.m.

Kids activities will include inflatable play equipment scattered throughout the park, as well as the Kids Kabana.

Morning and afternoon will include old favorites such as a dinky duck race and Bingo and newer additions like rhino-sized Jenga and a fowl game of chicken drop.

Tug of war, dodge ball, and three-on-three basketball, heads or tails, Texas hold ‘em, and rock-paper-scissors games are planned.

An evening of country music will begin with Ava Rowland and Alyssa Lynn at 6 p.m., followed by country and red dirt artist Drake White at 8 p.m. The headline act, Montgomery Gentry, will take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

Former NFL and Kansas Jayhawks football player Darrell Stuckey will be guest speaker for a community church service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Center. Stuckey and his wife, Lacie, established Living4One Foundation in 2012 to help people discover and use their gifts and talents in service to others.

Last modified May 31, 2018

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