by Bob Grawey
As Rockin’ Rogers Days rolls out its 12th year of fun for all ages, folks will want to know about some new events.
A 1st Annual Dean Eggert Memorial Ride kick starts Saturday events as motorcycle riders leave at 10 a.m. for a 60-mile ride. (See the June 18 edition of the Star News for story.)
Those who do not own a motorcycle can sign up for the First Annual ROADS Family 5k run and 1k walk Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m.
It begins in the Word of Peace Lutheran Church parking lot and ends on the Rockin’ Rogers festival grounds.
The cost of the fund raiser is $25 for those who pre register and $30 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. the day of the race.
To pre register, go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just indicate plans to participate and pay the $25 fee at the gate.
ROADS Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that grants scholarships to high school graduates.
Since 2003, over $100,000 has been awarded to local students.
Thursday night events at Rockin’ Rogers also feature the band October Road, playing Red Dirt Country flavors (See above story). The set begins at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Entertainment Center.
Also new this year is the theme band Fabulous Armadillos. (See story on this page.)
The venue of this first time Rockin’ Rogers Days band is mixed theme, which gives a sampling of all the band’s various music. The band plays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday.
Rockin’ Rogers will also have its first talent show this year.
It begins at 5 p.m. Thursday and the six acts last just an hour.
Organizer Harold Trombley says he is hopeful the talent show will evolve into something bigger next year.
The event is free to the public and will be located at the band staging area.