Belpre Homecoming starts today

BELPRE – Vendor and display spaces remain available for Belpre Homecoming that starts today at Civitan Park, organizers said on Wednesday.

For information or to reserve a space, call the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce by 2 p.m. today at 740-423-5008.

The festival begins 6 p.m. today with the start of the carnival rides and other games. Opening ceremonies are at 6:30 p.m. with the lighting of the Torch of Cooperation to symbolize the relations among Belpre, Parkersburg and Marietta.

Other events today are the Little Miss/Mister Pageant at 7 p.m. and the Eagles tribute band Hotel California at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

A car show opens the activities at 5 p.m. Friday and Youth Night that includes games, a balloon launch and a Hula-Hoop contest, the Junior Miss Belpre Pageant and Tristen Smith at 9 p.m. on the main stage.

A bass tournament is scheduled Saturday morning and the Kids Fishing Derby at 9 a.m. in the Civitan Park Pond.

The parade is 10 a.m. and the Belpre Mile Run and Walk is at 9:40 a.m. at Howes Grove Park. The Miss Teen and Miss Belpre Pageants are on Saturday, too.