PORTIA — The long-running Portia Picnic will be held May 23-25 in Portia and all days are armband nights.
Pre-Sale armbands are no on sale for $15, cash only, and can be purchased at Portia City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Pre-sale ticket sales will end at 4 p.m. May 23 before the picnic starts that night.
After 4 p.m. May 23-25, the amusement company will be selling $20 armbands at the ticket box on the Portia Picnic grounds.
The annual event will include pageants and other entertainment and activities.
The Baby Show pageant is for children newborn to 1-year-old and will be held at the: Portia School Grove Saturday, May 25.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the event to start at 11. There are no fees to enter for this category only. Dress is casual, no pageant wear.
Older age pages will be held that afternoon on May 25 with registration at 1 p.m. with the pageant to begin at 2. They include:
- Girls/boys, ages 13 months to 23 months
- Girls/boys, ages 2 years to 3 years
- Girls/boys, ages 4 years to 6 years
- Girls only, ages 7 years to 9 years
- Girls only, ages 10 years to 12 years
- Girls only, ages 13 years to 15 years
This is also an outdoor event at the Portia School Grove.
Entry fees are $20, cash only.
Meanwhile, karaoke will be provided each night by Rabid Dog entertainment beginning at 6 each night. Attendees need to bring their own lawn chairs.
Arts/crafts and information booth will be set up beginning at 10 a.m. May 25. vendors will be giving away prizes
Polar Roller will be in the park from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. May 25 giving away free ice cream. Jackson Farms will also be in attendance with a petting zoo and “barrel cow train” for children to ride.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.