Plans are well underway for the first Annual Buckeye Lake Fest. Organizers hope to once again make Buckeye Lake the “Playground of Ohio” June 10-12. The Fest at Buckeye Lake Village’s Ryan-Braden Park will feature six amusement rides from Albanese Amusements and a wide variety of great food from five food operations. There will be face painting, balloons and tie-dyed tee shirts for kids. Popular local band will provide live music from 6 - 8 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Organizers are hoping to provide a fireworks show from Phantom Fireworks of Kirkersville at dusk on Saturday evening. The Fest runs from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Fest committee members are from left to right: Courtney Cattran, Hayleigh Carper, Kristen McCollister, Cheyenne Fox, Sydney Graham, Jessica Fox and John Sproat. Courtesy photo.
You can enjoy a mystery dinner play and help renovate the former New Lexington municipal building into an artist space, museum and restored opera house on May 14 at the Red Barn in Thornville. The Perry County Opera House & Cultural Arts Center is presenting two performances – one in Thornville on May 14 and one in New Lexington on May 13 – of “Missing Mama, ” written and directed by Betsy A. Martin. “Missing Mama” is a comedy set in a cottage along the banks of the Muskingum River where the Whitting family: Marge (Shirley Thompson); Betty (Rita Irvin); Edwin (Tom McGreevy); and Gloria (Shelley Clontz) are desperately searching for their missing mama, Lillian. Detective Komadoski (Ric Flowers) has been called in to investigate the mysterious disappearance. Tickets must be purchased in advance from cast members, Thompson Insurance in Thornville, Perry County Chamber of Commerce or Ogden’s Insurance. From left to right are Ric Flowers, Shelley Clontz, Shirley Thompson, Rita Irvin and Tom McCreevy . Courtesy photo.
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