Guest River Rally set for this weekend

Stephen Igo • Aug 28, 2013 at 7:28 PM

COEBURN — The town of Coeburn’s end of summer bash, the annual Guest River Rally, gets into full swing this weekend beginning with vendors setting up at noon on Friday and music at the town’s Depot Stage Friday evening.

Vendors will remain open through 10 p.m. Friday. Freddie Bradley will be the deejay on stage beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your hula hoops for a hula hoop contest for various age groups with prizes. Live music will be performed at Lay’s Hardware Center for the Arts at a charge of $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, and all children under 6 in free.

Saturday begins early with a 7-10:30 a.m. pancake breakfast offered by the Methodist Men’s Group inside the depot. The 16th annual Justin’s Walk will begin in Ringley Park at 8 a.m. The Bicycle Rally registration at Coeburn Middle School also begins at 8 a.m. The rally is sponsored by Lonesome Pine Cycling.

Vendors open for business at 10 a.m. Saturday. Lay’s Hardware will offer woodwork, painting, jewelry and more artisan crafts at 11 a.m., and the 16th annual Art Show will begin in the MECC Building at 11 a.m.

A silent auction will begin inside the depot at 11 a.m. Saturday, and Babbles the Clown will begin walk around fun. Fun for the Kids at Ringley Park will be from 1-5 p.m. with Inflatable Connections sponsored by Bobby Kilgore.

Coeburn’s Own Center Stage Cloggers take the stage at noon, the Craig Street Ramblers will perform at 1 p.m., and Talent Show registration will be from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Talent Show will begin at 2 p.m. with prizes awarded in all categories.

Two shows in one night begins at 6 p.m. with Wise County’s own Kaitlyn Baker. A native of Pound and now 17, Kaitlyn is a Nashville recording artist and will perform with her own band from 6-7:30 p.m.

The second act of Saturday night will be Band 24/7 from 8-10 p.m. Band 24/7 is a dance and party band appealing to a wide variety of listeners, particularly those who love Golden Oldies and Top 40 hits.

Vendors open at 10 a.m. Sunday and the Lay’s Hardware Center for the Arts will open at 11 a.m. The silent auction continues at 11 a.m. Sunday, and Fun for Kids in Ringley Park will be from 1-5 p.m. Train Rides for Kids will be from noon through 5:30 p.m.

The Hillbilly Dog Show begins at 1 p.m. Sunday in front of the Depot Stage. Gospel music on stage will begin at 2 p.m. with groups and individual performers including The King’s Messengers, Jerry Barnette, Diane Collins, MOB, Dale Stout, and Soul’s Journey. A Cruise-In, sponsored by Food City, will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Marty Shopping Center.

Monday’s Guest River Rally wrap will include the Methodist Men’s pancake breakfast in the depot from 7-10:30 p.m. Vendors will open for business at 10 a.m., and the annual 5K Run starts at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m.

The annual duck race, sponsored by the Coeburn Volunteer Fire Department, will begin at 1 p.m., Fun for Kids in Ringley Park will be from 1-5 p.m., Train Rides for Kids from noon through 5:30 p.m.

Performers on the Depot Stage Monday will include the Charlie Marshall Band starting at 1:30 p.m. Monday and the Dennis Cove Band at 2:30 p.m.

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