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Beans to take center stage in Jamestown


JAMESTOWN — The Village of Jamestown will honor the past and peak at the future without forgetting the present during its annual Lions Club Bean Festival.

Being held Friday-Saturday, Sept. 15-16, the festival features all the old favorites and some new attractions including a second Lions Club tent, which will be used to feature the festival theme of “Remember the past; look to tomorrow; enjoy today.”

The second tent will feature plaques from past years, past presidents and a list of club widows, among other things.

“Just a bunch of good information about the club itself and the past,” said board member and ex-president Leonard Wheatcraft.

The popular bean tent, which opens 4 p.m. Friday, will feature a new menu, Wheatcraft added.

Opening ceremonies are set to take place 5 p.m. Friday. The queen will be crowned 5:15 p.m., followed by the Great Lions Auction 6 p.m. and the Big Lions Bingo Games at St. Augustine’s church.

The popular Silvercreek Fire Department Pancake Breakfast starts 7 a.m. Saturday at the fire department. The 6th Annual Cancer Care walk begins 9 a.m. and is followed by the car show 10 a.m.

“I’m expecting the best ever this year,” Wheatcraft said of the car show. “I’m really looking forward to that.We always have a good show. Get a lot of input later, a lot of compliments on the show.”

All entrants will receive a door prize and two will receive gas cards.

The Bean Tent opens 11 a.m. Afternoon events include the wheelchair race 1 p.m., the Greeneview High School band and guard take center stage 4:15. The big raffle is 10 p.m.

Other regular attractions include the arts and crafts booths, rides and games for kids and plenty of yummy food.


By Scott Halasz

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