ATHENS — The Athens Recreation Department Family Fun Day will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the recreation field. Admission is free.

There will be a water slide and a mechanical bull. All-day wrist bands are $5 for each of the rides. A horseshoe tournament is scheduled for 11 a.m., with trophies going to the winners. A frog jumping contest also is set for 11 a.m. with ribbons for the winners. At noon there will be a family obstacle course with the winning family getting a trophy.

A three-legged race is scheduled for 3 p.m. and there will be a pie auction at that time, according to organizer Cory Bussell. A children’s arm wrestling competition is set to start at 4 p.m., with trophies for the top three finishers in each age group. With the exception of the wristbands, all the events are free to enter.

From 4 to 6 p.m. there will be a pig roast with baked potato, baked beans, applesauce, watermelon, rolls and drink. The cost for the pig roast is $6 per person or $20 for a family.


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