Friday night, October 7th, begins a busy weekend in the Hocking Hills.
Logan Rotary will be holding a "Cincinnati Style" Chili Dinner at Logan High School prior to the football game. It begins at 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Dinner is $8 for adults, and $4 for children age 10 and under. The fee includes spaghetti chili, hot dog, drink and dessert. Proceeds benefit the LHS Scholarship Fund. You are not required to attend the game to enjoy the chili dinner.
If hard rock music is your thing, the Logan-Hocking Activity Center is hosting a musical event Friday night called "7th Fest." National music acts include Bobaflex, Downplay and State Your Cause. Columbus bands performings are Fear the Fallen and Fallside. Also playing will be the local band, 7th Cycle. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Attendees can BYOB. Alcohol will NOT be served, and glass containers are prohibited. Tickets at the door are $20. Expect a late night. First band takes the stage at 7:00 p.m., and the last band doesn't start until 11:15 p.m.
Bark for Life! Have you heard of Relay for Life? We're doing it doggy style! You can help raise funds for cancer by walking a few laps at the Hocking County Fairgrounds with your dog on Saturday, Oct. 8th. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the event begins at 9:00 a.m. Don't have a dog? The Hocking County Dog Shelter will have dogs onsite that you can walk for a registration fee. Dogs are also available for adoption. The cost is $10 for the first dog, and $5 for each additional dog. Each registered dog will receive a bandana. Photo ops will be available ($). For more info, go to www.relayforlife.org/hockingcounty or email email@example.com. Prizes will be given. This is where I'm going to be!
Motorcycles! ACE (Academic Cooperative for Excellence) provides mini-grants to teachers all school year, and scholarships for students. Their annual ACE Color Ride will begin with registration at LHS on Saturday, at 10:00. Last bike out leaves at Noon. Registration costs $20 per driver/rider plus $10 per passenger. The Color Ride goes through the Hocking Hills for 100 miles, with lunch at the half-way point. This is a great way to support the local schools.
Photography! The recently organized Hocking Valley Photography Group will be displaying their work with a exhibit at The Bowen House opening this weekend. The exhibit, "Through the Lens," begins with an opening reception on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. The show will run through the month of October. For more information, just reply and I'll privately send you a contact e-mail, or search for the story in the Logan Daily News, Thurs., Oct. 6th edition.
If you're here this weekend, we have something for everyone. The weather is supposed to be wonderful, and the hills are beautiful this time of year.