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Belpre kicks off homecoming festivities

Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz, center, lights the torch to kick off the 90th Belpre Homecoming Thursday at Civitan Park as Ohio Sen. Jay Edwards and Washington County Commission President Charlie Schilling look on. (Photo by Evan Bevins)

BELPRE — The 2022 Belpre Homecoming Festival continues today and Saturday at Civitan Park in Belpre with entertainment and activities.

TODAY

* 5 p.m.: Pioneer Antique Auto Club Cruise In

* 6 p.m.: Inflatables open

* 7 p.m.: Junior Miss Pageant at the Gazebo

Members of the Belpre High School marching band arrive at the gazebo in Civitan Park to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the start of the 90th Belpre Homecoming Thursday. The opening night’s activities included a motorcycle show and a concert by contemporary Christian artist Jordan St. Cyr. (Photo by Evan Bevins)

* 7:45 p.m.: Jack Horton Trivia on the Rockland Ridge Main stage

* 8:30 p.m.: Vegas McGraw on the Rockland Ridge Main stage

SATURDAY

* 7 a.m.: Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament at Belpre Boat Ramp

* 9 a.m.: Kids Fishing Derby at Civitan Park Pond

The 2022 Belpre Homecoming Festival kicked off Thursday evening and will run through Saturday evening at Civitan Park in Belpe. There will be entertainment, a parade Saturday morning, pageants and a festival-ending fireworks display at 10 p.m. Saturday. (Photo by Evan Bevins)

* 9:40 a.m.: The Belpre Mile Run/Walk

* 10 a.m.: 90th Belpre Homecoming Parade kicks off at Belpre High School, running up Washington Blvd. to Howes Grove Park. This year’s theme is “If We Could Turn Back Time.”

* Noon-4 p.m.: Inflatables Open to kick off Kids Day

* Noon: Tractor Show

* Noon-6 p.m.: Helicopter Rides provided by Mark Mondo

* 12:30 p.m.: Puppy Pageant Registration

* 1-2 p.m.: Puppy Pageant

* 2 p.m.: Columbus Zoo

* 3-3:30 p.m.: Magician Philip Sammons

* 3:30-6:30p.m.: COSI

* 4-6 p.m.: Inflatables Closed

* 4:15-4:45 p.m.: Magician Philip Sammons

* 6 p.m.: Inflatables open

* 7 p.m.: Miss Teen and Miss Belpre Pageant at the Gazebo

* 8:30 p.m.: Adam Calvert on the Rockland Ridge Main stage

* 9:15 p.m.: Duck Pluck Winners drawn at Rockland Ridge Main stage

* 10 p.m.: Fireworks

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