On August 6th and 7th, the Moutardier Recreation Area at Nolin River Lake was full of
exciting events for all ages including fireworks, food, live bands, children’s activities, dancing, demonstration booths, a classic car show, and much more.
“It was a great, great turnout for the event,” said Chris Boggs, Park Manager with the Corps of Engineers at Nolin River Lake. “The Friends of Nolin worked hard to organize NolinFest, and most of the activities they have scheduled were free to everyone.”
Boggs reported the car show had about 68 entries and raised about $1000 for the Special Olympics.
Visitors participated in a 5K Run, Boat Poker Run, a cornhole tournament and Zumba Dancing. There were inflatable rides for the kids to jump until their hearts were content and games were available also.
“The poker run had almost 200 entries, the music was fantastic and the fireworks display was terrific as usual,” said Boggs. “ I think we had between 1500 and 2000 people visit the park this weekend during the two day event.”
With five successful events behind them Boggs said they were already looking forward to next year’s festival.
“The next big event we have planned is the Lake Shore Cleanup,” said Boggs. “That if the first Saturday in October and we just have people come out and help cleanup the shoreline of the Nolin Lake. It was lots of fun last year.”