Picking and Grinning on the Porch

                                                                                                                                                                Photo by Christy Porter

By Shari Harris

The annual Picking and Grinning on the Porch is this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 19, on the grounds of the Licking Mill. The event begins at 10 a.m. and be prepared for a day full of ole time games, music and fun. You can drop by anytime, or be there for the scheduled events.
There will be an elementary school Pumpkin Parade (kids can bring their painted pumpkins), storytelling, games for all ages, demonstrations, Licking Petting Zoo, Cupcake Eating Contest and music from the Bushwackers, in addition to vendors for your shopping pleasure. Games will include sack races, pumpkin seed spitting, tug-of-war, three-legged race, hula-hoop contest, horseshoes and stick horse races.
The scheduled events include the cupcake eating contest, which will be at 12 p.m., the Bushwackers will play at 3 p.m. and the Pumpkin Parade will also be at 3 p.m.

Gather your family or come alone, bring your lawn chairs and stay awhile if you’d like. There is something for all ages at the Picking and Grinning on the Porch of the Licking Mill.



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