Ferry comes alive during Ghost Town Day

July 21, 2014

ghostBy Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

FERRY — The quiet community of Ferry comes alive this Saturday during its annual summer celebration, Ferry Ghost Town Day.

One of the highlight events during the festivities is the Greased Pig Contest at 10 a.m. The contest is for children up to age 10, and they must sign up at 9 a.m.

The Ferry Township Fire Department Auxiliary will serve breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The craft and flea market begins at 9 a.m. and will offer food booths all day. A horseshoe tournament begins at 10 a.m. A kiddy tractor pull begins at 11 a.m., and participants must sign up one hour prior.

The parade begins at 1 p.m., and entrants must line up between noon and 12:45 p.m. Free kids’ games at Ferry Wesleyan Church follow the parade. An adult tractor pull begins at 2 p.m., with weigh-in/sign-up at 1:30 p.m. on Union Street.

Karaoke will go from 2-5 p.m. A kayak race on the White River begins at 3 p.m. at Mill Pond Park. Racers must sign up at 2 p.m., and kayaks and paddles will be provided.

Enjoy a pork dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the Ferry Community Center. The cost is $1 for children aged 3 and younger; $3 for kids aged 4-10; and $7 for ages 11 and older.

The door prize drawing is from 7-8 p.m., and there will be a street dance with music by One Way from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Ghost Town organizers prohibit inline skates, Heelies ™, bikes or skateboards during the festivities. They also ask that attendees do not bring pets. Horses are only allowed during the parade.