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July 16, 2014

Homefest celebration kicks off Thursday

— WESTERNPORT — The annual Tri-Towns Homefest celebration kicks off Thursday, with activities and events taking place in Westernport and Piedmont.

The first event is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the Parade of Wheels bicycle parade in Piedmont. Lineup begins at 6 p.m. at the Piedmont pool.

Friday’s events include a parade at 6:30 p.m. and a truck pull in Piedmont after the parade ends.

On Saturday, a children’s fishing rodeo will be held next to the High Rise Apartments in Piedmont from 8 to 11 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Piedmont will also host a car show from noon to 4 p.m., a free night swim at the city pool, fire truck rides and kids games.

In Westernport, where events will be centered at the Little League baseball complex, a children’s basketball shoot begins at noon, a cornhole tournament at 1 p.m., a chili cook-off at 5 p.m. and a car/bike show at 7 p.m.

Entertainment in Westernport includes Bobby Lupton at 1 p.m.; Jean Marple at 2:30 p.m; Ray Heater & The Ironics at 4 p.m.; and Cartunes, featuring Piedmont native Steve Whiteman, at 5:30 p.m. Public Menace with special guest Rick Hill will perform after Cartunes.

Vendors will be selling food and drinks in both towns. A free trolley will operate on Saturday.

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