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June 23, 2013

Always plenty to do at Haynes Apperson Festival

Annual festival kicks off in two weeks.

One of the polished diamonds of Howard County is the Haynes Apperson Festival! Thousands of hours are invested each year in organizing events catered to community interests and family fun. Amusement rides, concerts, food vendors, car shows, poker tournament, fireworks, parade and the sports festival remind us that Kokomo is alive and moving along very well.

In two weeks it all kicks off, and for many, anticipation is mounting. One of the qualities of a healthy, wholesome city is opportunities to participate in organized sporting events. Kokomo, this is your moment to enjoy a vast array of activities; literally, something for everyone. Check out our website at HaynesApperson Festival.org, and register for one or more events. Participating in one Kokomo’s finest weekends of wholesome fun and activity will bring wellness and long lasting memories to your family.

Here’s a look at the events this year:

Kids track meet – Certainly the most heart-warming event of the festival as children 2 through 10 compete in sprinting and long jump competitions at Kautz Field.

Beach volleyball – Co-ed and single-gender teams will compete for the championship at Jackson Morrow’s sand pits. It’s divided into high school and adult levels.

4-mile race/3-mile walk – Winding their way through the streets of downtown Kokomo, over 400 runners and walkers line up for a morning of racing and healthy activity. If you are in shape or getting in shape, this event is for you since both experienced and novice athletes participate.

1-mile fun run – Start your Saturday morning at Memorial Gym. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to run in this low key race.

Karate – Eddie Bethea is one of the finest instructors in the world. Watch these athletes compete on Saturday morning at Memorial Gym.

Golf – Chippendale Golf Course holds host to our annual golf outing. Best ball teams should sign up for a wonderful day on the links.

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