WILLIAMSON - Due to the steady rain that fell across the Tug Valley area last weekend, the annual King Coal Festival Car and Motorcycle was postponed, and is now scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28th.
According to event sponsors, the decision was made to offer those planning to enter the competition another chance to do so, and remarked that in the past, this was one of the most popular festival activities and they wanted to see that tradition continue in 2013.
Jada Hunter, the President of the Action in Mingo (AIM) group that organized the festival, told the Williamson Daily News that a decision has also been made to invite craft and food vendors that had preregistered and paid to set up during last weekend’s event are invited to travel back to Williamson on Saturday for a second chance to peddle their wares.
“We were fortunate that approximately half of our vendors did brave the weather and set up on the 21st, but several told me they didn’t do nearly as well as they felt they would have if the weather had cooperated,” stated Hunter. “With that thought in mind, we have made a decision to allow those who has reserved spaced for the festival to set up during the Car and Motorcycle Show that was rescheduled for the 28th, regardless of whether that participated last weekend or not.”
The car show sponsors will hold registration for their event from 9 a.m. until noon, with a $20 charge in place for each vehicle or motorcycle entered. Specialty trophies will be awarded in several categories, along with those for the top 25 finishers. A live D.J. will entertain the crowd with an assortment of music, and door prizes will be given away during the event. Tickets for the 50/50 drawing will also be available.
Another crowd favorite that has been rescheduled for Saturday is the Kid’s Power Wheel Race for children between the ages of 2 and 6 that will take place at 1 p.m. Power wheel vehicles that have been modified will not be allowed to enter. There is no cost to enter the contest. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers and treat bags will be presented to all who register.
For more information on the King Coal Festival events taking place on the 28th, you may contact Jada Hunter by calling 304-235-0909.