Highland News Leader

Family Festival, Bradley Smith Memorial 5K, Citywide Garage sale all set for Saturday in Troy

Troy Family Festival of Fun, formerly the Fall Fest, is completely new this year — and kicked up.

“We are very excited to offer an event with a wide variety of fun,” said Dawn Mushill, chamber executive director. “We have been doing this event for years, but this year, (we) decided to rename it and kick it up a bit.”

The festival, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Tri-Township Park, will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for middle school students, giant Jenga, a bags tournament, a performance by Mad Science, a Bubble Blast party, an appearance by Fredbird and a human Foosball game.

No prior experience of being a human Foosball player is necessary to play the game. You can sign up your team or sign up as an individual. The games will run every half hour from from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Spaces will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The 3-on-3 tournament is for sixth- through eighth-graders. There is no cost to get into the tournament, and plaques will be awarded for first place. For an application, visit www.troymaryvillecoc.com or call the Chamber office at 667-8769.

Wristbands will be available for $6, which will include unlimited children’s carnival games, a face painter, Ardy the Clown, pony rides, grab-a-dollar cash cage, human foosball and a deluxe obstacle course. One dollar from each wristband sold will be donated to the Troy Lions Club.

Stage performances will feature Paul Jarvis and the Old Barn Boys, a Willie Nelson tribute, and Baywolfe, a variety band. There will also be performances by the Triad dance team, McArther’s Tae Kwon Do, and the Troy Police Department’s own K-9, Zak.

Food will also be available, including pork burgers, Washington Kettle Corn, funnel cakes, barbecue, Chick-Fil-A and much more. Vendors will be on hand with items from a variety of businesses. There are still openings for vendors if you are interested. The cost is $25 per space.

Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship Run

The sixth annual Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship Run will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Tri-Township Park, 409 Collinsville Road in Troy.

The race in named in honor of Senior Airman Bradley Smith, who was raised in Troy and was a graduate of Triad High School. Smith, 24, was killed by a bomb blast on Jan. 3, 2010, near Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

Proceeds from the 5K walk/run will help local students further their education through scholarships.

Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the race will begin at 8 a.m.

The fee for race-day registration is $30. Military recruits may run free of charge with no T-shirt. Registration forms are linked to this story online.

For information about registration and/or about the race, visit runforbrad.org or active.com.

Email dour@prodigy.net with any questions.

Citywide Garage Sale

The fall Citywide Garage Sale in Troy is set for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The good deals will be at many Troy addresses, as well as the Tri-Township Park in Troy. There will be more than 100 participants.

Visit www.troymaryvillecoc.com for a map of not only the addresses but the items at each address will be listed. Or, you can pick up a map at any of the financial institutions and city halls within the four communities. Also, you can sign up for a place at the park ($20) on the day of the event.

For questions, contact the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce at 667-8769.


On the stage

9 to 11 a.m. Paul Jarvis and the Old Barn Boys (Willie Nelson Tribute)

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baywolfe (plays a wide variety of music)

Children’s activities

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sixth- through eighth-grade 3-on-3 basketball tournament (sign up online or day of event)

9 to 10 a.m. Fire, Wind and Ice performance by Mad Science

10 to 11 a.m. Bubble Blast Party

11 to 11:30 a.m. Appearance by Fredbird

Noon to 2 p.m. Children’s variety show and array of characters (bring your camera)

Other entertainment

9:30 to 9:45 a.m. K-9 demonstration with Troy police dog, Zak

10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Triad dance team performance

Noon to 12:15 p.m. Demonstration by McArther’s Tae Kwon Do

All day Bags tournament / giant Jenga

All-you-can-do wristband

The $6 wristband includes the following unlimted activies from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

▪ Children’s carnival games with prizes

▪ Face painter (10 a.m. to noon)

▪ Ardy the Clown (noon to 2 p.m.)

▪ Pony Rides (Brier Bank Farm)

▪ Grab-A-Dollar Cash Cage with prizes

▪ Human Foosball (sign up individually or as a team – play every 20 minutes)

▪ Deluxe Obstacle Course

*$1 from each wristband will be donated to the Troy Lions Club.