Beans to take center stage in Jamestown

By Scott Halasz -

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

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.