In one bold decision, the organizers of Tubie Weekend have added a new event, and extended one more day to the festivities.
This year, on the Friday night of Tubie Weekend, August 3rd, a teen dance will be held under the big tent. It is a substantial addition the event lineup, but one the organizing committee is committed to.
“We have thought about adding a teen dance in the past,” admitted Michael Domanko of the Morrisburg and District Lions Club. “But last year it didn’t work out, as we were preoccupied with the building of the playground. This year, we talked it over and came to the conclusion that now is the perfect time.”
This is the 6th year the Lions Club has organized the Tubie Festival, and the third year since it moved the Tubie Dance from the Morrisburg Arena to the outdoor venue at the softball diamond.
“Many of our participants are between 16-18,” added Domanko, who pointed out that a 16-year-old, Katherine Lee, captained the winning Tubie craft a year ago. “They are involved in the parade and the race, but they are not old enough to get into the dance. Now, there is an event just for them. They will have something to do on every day of Tubie Weekend, starting on Friday and continuing on Saturday and Sunday.”
Domanko says that when the group took over the organizing duties, they hoped to have events and activities for the entire family to enjoy.
“We are closer to realizing our goal,” said Domanko. “Between the Teen Dance, Little Ray’s Reptiles on Saturday morning, and the Inspired K9s show at the Dog Park, we feel confident that we’re going in the right direction.”
The doors for Friday’s Teen Dance will be open from 7-11 pm. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Admission to the event will be $8.