IGA holds 13th Annual Anniversary community celebration
NEW CASTLE – Mick-or-Mack IGA celebrated its 13th Annual Anniversary Event on Aug. 4 with a big party for the community at the Craig County Fairgrounds. There was a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, Moon Bounce, and later, three bands.
All the events were free, with food available for purchase. Kids’ activities started at 5 p.m. with a petting zoo that included two ponies, three rabbits, two ducks, a black sheep, a goat and two small alpacas and a pot-bellied pig named Bacon from Little Critters’ Traveling Petting Zoo.
The rock wall was popular and many children took multiple turns climbing the tall, vertical wall. The Moon Bounce was also a favorite with the smaller kids.
The music started off with RISE, which plays contemporary gospel, at 6 p.m. That was followed by Sierra, which plays country/rock. The ReTRO Band that specializes in 1980s rock was the last band of the night.
RISE took the place of Eastern Divide, which, because of a family illness, could not play that night.
Plenty of excited music-lovers brought lawn chairs, or lounged in the backs of pick-up trucks to listen to the wide range of songs that were played. The music lasted until late, despite semi-cloudy skies and threatened storms rolling through.
IGA employees helped out at the event, and gave prize tickets as each car came into the Fairgrounds. IGA gave away a new kid’s bike, $500 worth of IGA gift cards and more. Eli Garman won the bike.
Members of the Craig County Football Team and coaches sold and served hot dogs, hamburgers and more as a fundraiser. The event was sponsored in part by Hart Kia.
– Kristy Wyatt