Church to hold remote-control drag races

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Long Ridge hosting fall festival as part of 90th anniversary

The Long Ridge Fall Festival set for Saturday will include remote-controlled drag races and remote-controlled off-road racing for children of all ages.
The festival, sponsored by Long Ridge Baptist Church, will be held on the church grounds on U.S. 127, about three miles north of Owenton.
All events are free.
The festival includes a kiddy Olympics with some unusual competitions, including a frog-jumping contest and turtle racing, as well as some old favorites like sack races, wheelbarrow races, even a bubble-blowing contest.
The competitions begin at noon with children racing through an obstacle course.
There will also be face painting and a hayride.
Medallions will be presented to winners at 6:30 p.m.
Festival organizers also are conducting a silent auction on Saturday with a long list of items up for sale, ranging from tools to toys. Proceeds will be used to help support foreign missions.
The church will be celebrating 90 years of ministry to Owen County on Sunday morning with a homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.
That service will reflect on the history of Long Ridge Baptist Church, which has been in its current location since 1923.