Get a Taste of Harrison County this weekend

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By Becky Barnes


Lions Club members are asking Cynthiana and Harrison County residents to come out to their annual event.

Saturday morning will open with the traditional Born to Run 5K and Little Feet Big Feet events, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Community Wellness Partnership.

Around 9:30 a.m., when the 5K and LFBF events are winding down, the courthouse square will just be winding up.

A Taste of Harrison County will offer some of the popular booths and entertainment from last year, but will also have some new attractions.

Jackie Burrell, one of the Lions Club Taste coordinators, said there will 18 new vendors this year.

The Chamber of Commerce parking lot will be a Kid-Zone with inflatables and a petting zoo.

On Pike Street, between the courthouse and the Chamber office, will be the entertainment stage.

Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. with such talents as Mike Goodwin kicking off at 10 a.m. followed in 30-minute intervals by Impossible Magic, Country Tap Cloggers, Cynthiana Jazzercise, CynCity Dancers, Larry Mattox Martial Arts, Jonathan Allison and Ann’s Dance and  Gymnastics.

Burrell said there will be food to suit every taste bud -- from fish to deep-fried Twinkies an everything in between.

Rancho Bob’s and Hilltop Grill will be serving their menu favorites.

There will also be smoked turkey, polish sausage and kettle corn.

The event will feature over 50 craft booths with gourds, crocheted items, wood carvings, jewelry, soaps and lotions, hair bows and candles.

Burrell said the Chamber building will also be used for exhibits from well-known local artist Herby Allen Moore and photographs from the Ohio River Artists Guild Camera Club.

 Coming back this year will the  Silent Cake Auction with goodies provided by Lions Club members and others from the community. All proceeds will benefit the Lions Club and the programs it supports.