Thursday, September 11, 2003

Other riverfest has a lot to offer

By Erica Solvig
The Cincinnati Enquirer

When: Saturday, 1 to 8 p.m.

Where: 500 Main St. in Morrow

Highlights: Pottery and blacksmith demonstrations; musical performances by Jeff Pence from Blessid Union of Souls

Admission: Free; coolers and pets banned, but lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged>

MORROW - The banks of the Little Miami River will come alive Saturday as hundreds of people celebrate a day on the water.

The second annual Little Miami Riverfest features canoeing, blacksmith and pottery demonstrations, as well as musical performances including Jeff Pence from Blessid Union of Souls.

The free event is sponsored by the Morrow Area Chamber of Commerce and Rivertime.

"It's right on the bike trail and it's right on the river, and those are the two things Morrow really has to offer," said Dorothea Burke, who is on the chamber's board of directors.

Rivertime will be renting canoes and has limited camping space available.

There also will be children's activities.

Several businesses donated prizes for the raffle drawing, including a dinner cruise, tickets to Tall Stacks and a weekend getaway for two days and two nights at Rivertime, complete with four canoes and a tent.

Booths will be selling barbecued ribs, chicken, corn-on-the-cob homemade pie and other food.

The chamber will be selling beer.

Last year's event drew several hundred people, despite storms and little publicity.

Organizers expect this year's event is expected to be much larger.

"It's going to be a nice country village-type atmosphere," Burke said.

"I don't know how you would put all that ambiance into a phrase."


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