Evarts will host Rock the Block on Saturday – Harlan Enterprise

Evarts will host Rock the Block on Saturday

Posted at 9:54 am on Thursday, September 1, 2022

The town of Evarts is the site of a Labor Day weekend celebration, with Evarts Tourism’s Rock the Block event scheduled for Saturday, September 3.

Most of the day’s activities will take place in the Evarts Town Hall parking lot in downtown Evarts.

Evarts Town Clerk Kristi Lamb talked about some of the attractions available for young and old at Rock the Block.

“It’s been about five years since the last one,” Lamb said. “It’s a Labor Day block party, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday.”

Lamb said the event, organized by Evarts Tourism, will feature many different activities and attractions for people who come for the party.

“They’re going to have food vendors and craft vendors,” Lamb said. “There will be games for children with prizes. They are also selling Evarts Fire Department tickets with a chance to get a 65” TV which will be won via raffle at the Cops 4 Kidz event in December.

The event will also include a dipping booth, face painting and live music.

“There will be three musical acts,” Lamb said. “The headliner will be Midnight Rider.”

Midnight Rider is a five-piece band that performs a variety of energetic music including classic rock, southern rock, and country. Midnight Rider will take the stage at 5 p.m.

There will also be a duck race featuring dozens of artificial ducks floating towards a finish line to determine the winner.

“Tickets are $5 each,” Lamb said. “We have 100 (artificial) ducks. They will go from point A to point B.

Lamb explained that the tickets will have a number between 1 and 100 on it. The ticket holder with the winning duck number on their ticket will win the cash prize, which could be up to $1,000 depending on the number of tickets sold.

“Tourism will match the winning pot,” Lamb explained. “If all 100 tickets are sold, that’s $500, and tourism will match that $500. So there is a chance that someone could win up to $1000 on the dfucking race.

Lamb said the duck race has been popular at previous Labor Day events.

“When they first started having the Labor Day festivals, they had a duck race for three or four years,” Lamb said.

In addition to the duck race, there will be cornhole tickets available for $10 for teams, Gemstone Mining tickets are $5, and the Dunking Booth will be $5 per try. Other kids’ activities, including face painting, are free.

On-site vendors will include Pizza Hut, Snow Bunnies Snow Cones, the Wallins Ladies Auxiliary BBQ, Just Peachy Bakery and many more.

“We want the whole community to be involved,” Lamb said. “We want people who come here from out of state to ride mountain bikes or attend the Labor Day meeting. Everyone should go out and have fun.

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