TRI-TOWNS - Although things got off to a soggy start for the Parade on Wheels Thursday, it looks like the weather will be a bit more pleasant for the Tri-Towns Homefest this weekend.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
TRI-TOWNS - Although things got off to a soggy start for the Parade on Wheels Thursday, it looks like the weather will be a bit more pleasant for the Tri-Towns Homefest this weekend.
The annual Homefest Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, with lineup to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Third Street in Piedmont. The parade will move through Piedmont and across the bridge into Westernport, where it will proceed up Main Street and disband in the vicinity of Roderick’s Furniture.
The truck pull will immediately follow the parade, and will be held this year in front of the Port West Plaza in Westernport. Teams may still sign up to participate in the fund raiser just prior to the start of the event.
Saturday and Sunday will then be filled with entertainment, vendors, competitions and more in both Piedmont and Westernport.
Saturday kicks off with the annual Homefest Fishing Rodeo in Piedmont, with registration starting at 7 a.m. and the rodeo going from 8 a.m. to noon. Prizes will be awarded at 12:15 p.m.
Among the various events scheduled throughout the weekend are:
Saturday, July 13
9 a.m. - Community yard sale—Located in lot beside old Laundromat in Westernport - Additional yard sale at Caboose Park
9 a.m. - Tri-Towns Crafts in Piedmont will have a Homefest sale - 20 percent off everything in the store
11 a.m.: Piedmont Pentecostal Holiness Church will hold a bake sale, hot dog sale, and rummage sale.
Noon until sold out: Fish dinners in the Piedmont Legion
1 p.m. - Church of God in Piedmont will be selling chili dogs and holding a bake sale
1-3 p.m. - Music by DJ JT Wells in Piedmont
1-5:30 p.m. - Homefest Royalty voting in Piedmont
1 p.m. till dark in Westernport:
The following vendors will be set up:              
Daytons Designs
Port West at Port West Plaza
Westernport Heritage Society                
Blackhawk Tribe, Petunia Council, Maryland Avenue
US Cellular                        
“Two Sweet Sisters” – Port West Plaza
Keep Collective Jewelry                
Lemonade Stand - Port West Plaza
Ashlee’s Homemade Dog Treats            
Fresh Catch WV - seafood - Port West Plaza
Chic Boutique                        
Tri-Towns EMS - Carnival food
Leslies Crafts     - Port West Plaza - Free corn until sold out
Scentsy
Color Street/Mountainside Gifts            
Tupperware
Pure Romance
Jordan Essentials
Avon    
Usborne Books & More
31 and Origami Owl
Scribe Co.
In Piedmont:
Noon until sold out: CWTT will be selling mini creme and fruit pies
1 p.m.: Car/bike show in the parking lot behind the Legion
2-3 p.m.: Live CPW Pro Wrestling
3:30 p.m.: Milk chugging contest
3-7 p.m.: Kiddie rides and bouncey house
4:30 p.m.: Chew spitting contest
6:45 p.m.: Crowing Homefest royalty
7 p.m.: Candy drop            
Entertainment in Westernport:
1 p.m. - Jeanie Marple, Susie Patterson, Edie Paugh
2  p.m. -  Elvis Impersonator
3 p.m. - Tri-Towns Idol
4:30 p.m. - Jason Good Blues Band
5:30 p.m. - Tri-Towns Idol Finals
6:45 p.m. - Announce winners of Big Lew’s Chili Cook-Off
7 p.m. - Surrender Dorothy

Kids Entertainment                                                
Bouncy Houses                    
Pony Rides                        
Face Painting