|Here comes the 2013 Lambert Days celebration|
|Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:48 PM|
BY LINDSAY MCCOY
OHIO CITY - The 45th annual Lambert Days celebration for 2013 will kick off today. Lambert Days is a community celebration to honor the life of John W. Lambert, as well as the first gasoline-powered single-cylinder vehicle, and the world’s first car wreck. All festivities will be held at 306 Lambert St. in Ohio City.
This annual three-day event, founded in 1968, takes place on the third weekend of July and will feature a variety of activities and events this year including fireworks, a car show, art festival, flea market, sporting events, parade, live entertainment and Lambert Automobile displays.
A flea market, gift baskets, raffle, community garage sales and food vendors will be available all day today, and at 4 p.m. the steak supper will open to the public. Carry-out will be available. Also at 4 p.m., Cruise-In registration will begin.
The American Legion and Harvey Lewis Post 346 will be raising the flag at 5 p.m. marking the official start of the weekend’s events. Kids’ games will also open at 5 p.m. and will be shortly followed by the Wiffleball Home Run Derby. The tournament will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Texas hold ‘em tournament will begin at 7 p.m. and will be followed by Monte Carlo Night at 8 p.m. Cruise-In judging will also begin at this time. An ATV show featuring Henry “The Pitbull” Rife will be held at 9 p.m., the same time as the dance featuring the band, Bad Attitude.
At dusk, the kids can settle down for the night with a kid’s movie under the stars, and the night will conclude with a fireworks display at 10:15 p.m.
Saturday will also be offering food all day as well as the flea market, gift baskets, raffle and community garage sales. The men’s slow pitch softball tournament will begin in the morning at 8 a.m. and will be followed at 9 a.m. with a co-ed recreational volleyball tournament. Kids games will open at 11 a.m.
Registration for the corn hole tournament will begin at noon with the tournament beginning promptly at 1 p.m. The hog roast dinner will begin at 4 p.m. and will also offer carry-out options. Bingo will begin at 5 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. Saturday night’s dance will feature Boomswang. Again at dusk, a kid’s movie under the stars will be shown.
On Sunday, the public can make its way to Ohio City again for the flea market, gift baskets, raffle and community garage sale. Softball will resume at 9 a.m. A chicken BBQ with carry-out available will be held at 11 a.m. During this time, easy listening music will be provided by Triad.
Kids games will resume at noon, and registration and line-up for the annual parade will begin at 1:45 p.m. The 45th Lambert Days Parade will begin at 3 p.m. Judging of all parade contestants will be held at the Community Building. The 2013 Lambert Days Grand Marshals are Don and Linda Witten.