Centennial week begins Friday
JOE SEELIGSEBRING It's going to be a rocking October starting on Friday with fun for the whole family when Destination Downtown Sebring presents its second annual Halloween Bash on the Circle.
Published: October 9, 2012
Published: October 9, 2012
Join the fun in downtown Sebring from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for trick or treating, kids' activities and more. Costume contests will be held in six categories, including adults, kids, preteens, teens, critters and of course – centennial costumes.
There will be DJ music by Mobil Music & More. Plus, judge and vote for you favorite Halloween decorated storefront.
For a spine-chilling time, hear ghost stories at Sadie Kahn Park presented by Highlands Little Theatre.
For more details, visit www.DestinationDowntownSebring.com.
Plus there will also be the Sebring High School homecoming football game with pre-game festivities starting at 6 p.m.; the game starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Firemen's Field.
For more information, visit http://highmail.highlands.k12.fl.us/~shs/Football
Downtown Sebring will shake, rattle and roll with the sights and sounds of bed races on Saturday, with the first race at about 11 a.m. and events ongoing until 2 p.m., on West Center Avenue, with DJ Rooter Rush bringing order to the bedlam.
So far seven teams have registered representing the Sebring Public Works Department, Sebring Firemen Inc., Jacks Lawn Service, the News-Sun newspaper, Flippin Out Salon, Healthy Start and the Blue Crab Restaurant.
But although the deadline was Oct. 1, there is still time to register and enter, said City Clerk Kathy Haley on Monday.
"We've left it open for a little bit," she said, hoping to get at least eight teams to the starting line. The entry fee is only $10.
The teams will race each other two at a time, she said, with several rounds of races planned. Prizes and a trophy will be awarded.
"We're hoping people will stay around and enjoy the music," she said, adding the restaurants and shops will be open along with some food vendors.
Sick Sideways, a full service motorsports company, based in Sebring, will be on hand and is also a sponsor, Haley said.
To register go to http://www.sebring100.com/
The Circle of Truth Concert will rock North Ridgewood Drive, starting at 6 p.m., Saturday, near Circle Park, for an evening of inspirational, live, Christian music.
This year's featured artist is Rush of Fools, said Adam Martin, concert organizer. The opening act for this free concert is Justus Martin. This year's guest speaker is Dustin Woods.
Woods is the youth pastor at Grace Bible church and is also known as the lead singer for the band, Love Like Gravity, which performed in on the Circle in 2009.
"The concert itself will start at 7 p.m.," said Martin. "At 6 p.m. we will have our emcees take the stage, talk to the crowd, get them excited, etc. Rush of Fools will take the stage at 7p.m."
Preshow music will be provided by DQuick and Michi.
Visit www.circleoftruthministries.org or call (863) 471-2228 for details.
About 4 p.m. Monday, Oct.15, entrants can start lining up at Shontee Drive on the Sebring Parkway when Sebring celebrates its centennial year with a parade, followed by a barbecue party on the Circle and a best period costume contest.
The California Toe Jam Band will provide live entertainment.
So far there are more than 50 entries for the parade, so it should be a huge event.
On Oct. 16, the Sebring City Council will host a reception at 6 p.m., at City Hall.
The centennial committee planned a community church service on the City Pier Beach in downtown Sebring at 6 p.m. Oct. 17, with 200 KFC dinners available for $5 while they last. It's recommended to bring your own chairs or blankets.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, starting at 5:30 p.m., the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber mixer downtown, along with the Mayor's Street Dance and a time capsule placement on the Circle near the downtown chamber office starting at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 18.
For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/SebringCentennial or call the Chamber at (863) 385-8448.
On Friday, Oct. 19, a boat parade will start from Veterans Beach, which will travel north around the perimeter of Lake Jackson and around to City Pier Beach for judging. The entry fee is $10. There will also be a party, with food, drinks, fun, awards and DJ Rooter Rush.
Also, the Electric CitiCar Show at City Pier features the CitiCars that were built in Sebring in the '70's.
For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/SebringCentennial.
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