Abilene To Celebrate Flour Power

Flour Power is offering many activities again this year in Abilene’s beautiful Eisenhower Park Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9. To go along with the Grill-Off, Car Show, and Baking Contest, are many other activities for the family to enjoy. Kids and adults have a lot to choose from. This is Abilene’s second largest community event and there is no admission fee, so come out and join the fun.

The kids will want to start their summer fun a little early by having a blast at Flour Power! Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday there is so much to choose from. The inflatable rides return and are bringing some new thrills. Tickets can be purchased to participate in several rides. Challenge your friends in the two racing lanes of the Obstacle Course. The Tropical bounce house offers the fun of a rock wall and a slide. The large bounce house Dolphin includes a fun slide that will bring a lot of smiles. Smaller children will enjoy the Toddler Bounce House that has a large bounce area and includes objects to climb. Besides the bouncy rides, kids can get a temporary tattoo, make crafts, plant seeds, and dig for treasures.

A sanctioned Pedal Pull competition begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in front of the National Guard Armory building. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This event is open to boys and girls ages four to twelve. The place winners from each class qualify to go to the Kansas State Fair and compete.

You will smell the aroma of irresistible food throughout the grounds and then will have to try some for yourself at the many food vendors. Plus, browse the merchandise vendor’s booths to maybe get something special for mom on Mother’s Day Weekend. The food vendors and merchandise vendors will be open Friday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you like live music, come out and enjoy the sounds of The Good Sam Band. They will be performing in the band shell on Saturday starting at noon. The performance is free to watch.

There is something for everyone to see and do at Flour Power in Abilene May 8 and 9. For more information, call 785-263-6688 or visit: www.FlourPowerKS.org

Story by: Billy Hansen / Memorial Health System