BROOKSVILLE — Bracken County Tourism is internet hosting Rock the Block on Saturday, Aug. 12.
In accordance with Tourism Director Janet Hunt, Rock the Block is held with the intent of specializing in “household enjoyable time.” She stated the occasion was began in 2021 by Heather Brumley from the Bracken County Well being Division.
Throughout the occasion, there will likely be a number of alternatives for households to hunt leisure, Hunt stated. She stated there will likely be rides, inflatables, video games, music, and several other actions for group members to partake in.
Frog derby, cake stroll, and a watermelon consuming contest are just a few of the actions listed on an occasion web page for Rock the Block. Hunt famous that there will likely be a brand new attraction for households this yr, unique gecko lizards.
The watermelon consuming contest can have 4 age classes, in keeping with the Bracken County Tourism web page. The age classes are 9 to 11 years outdated, 12 to 14, 15 to 17, and 18 and older. Individuals 18 and below will need to have a dad or mum/guardian current to finish a waiver, the web page stated.
Registration for the competition begins at 4:30 p.m. with the competition to observe at 5 p.m.
In accordance with Hunt, there will likely be one foremost meals vendor for Rock the Block. She stated Woodmen Life will serve a “farm to fork” cookout meal. The choices will embody hamburgers, sizzling canines, and pork tenderloins.
Hunt added that quite a lot of faculty teams will likely be on-site promoting drinks, chips, nachos, and desserts.
In accordance with the Bracken County Household Useful resource Heart, the group can have registration varieties for the Again to Faculty Provide Drive on Aug. 18 on-site throughout Rock the Block.
A flyer posted by BCFRYSC stated representatives will even be serving snow cones at Rock the Block.
Hunt famous a portion of proceeds from the occasion will go to the Backpack Program for all Bracken County faculties. This consists of Bracken County Faculties and Augusta Unbiased Faculties.
Throughout Rock the Block, the Haley Home Museum will likely be open for group members. The museum is often out there by appointment solely, a consultant of the museum stated.
Hunt stated households ought to “make their manner over” to the Bracken County Well being Division sales space to get a wristband for the rides and bouncy homes. She stated they will additionally obtain tickets at no cost snacks.
“This occasion wouldn’t be potential with out assist from our locals,” Hunt stated. She went on to thank a number of organizations and officers in Bracken County for his or her participation and assist with Rock the Block.
Hunt encourages households to “spend the day in Brooksville” earlier than faculty begins once more.
Rock the Block will likely be on Locust Avenue and close to the Bracken County Courthouse in Brooksville, an occasion web page stated. Hunt stated distributors and actions will likely be out there from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For extra data on Rock the Block, please contact Hunt at 606-756-2183 or [email protected].
To view the occasion web page for Rock the Block, please go to https://www.fb.com/occasions/989474825582887.