Ripley Bicentennial Celebration- Summer 2012!

Ripley will be celebrating it’s Bicentennial this August! Many great events are scheduled throughout the summer in celebration. Here’s a schedule- check back for updates!



  • April 28-  Program: I Remember Ripley, by Greg and Lisa Haitz, 2 pm, Ripley Library, free!


  • May 25 and 26– Ripley Alumni Weekend with a Bicentennial Theme, sponsored by RULH Alumni Association.
    • On Friday there will be encore performances of the two Bicentennial Programs by Greg and Lisa Haitz: The 1937 Flood and I Remember Ripley.
    • Saturday evening is the annual Alumni dinner at the Elementary School.
  • May 28- Memorial Day Parade and Program with a Bicentennial Theme, parade begins at Liberty Monument at 1:30 followed by the program at Maplewood Cemetery at 2:00. Thomas Zachman is the featured speaker.


  • June 10- Bicentennial House Tour, sponsored by Ripley Heritage as a fund raiser.


  • July:  Bicentennial Celebration Sports Weekend: times and places TBA. Sponsored by the Bicentennial Committee with chairmen Tim Wilson and Daniel Dragoo
    • Activities include: Golf Scramble, Walk/Run, Corn Hole Tournament, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament and Old fashioned Children’s games.
  • Sunday will feature an old time baseball Game with the OHS Muffins Vs. Ripley All-Stars!


  • Official Bicentennial Celebration begins Thursday, August 2 and ends Sunday, August 5!
    • Thursday-
      •  Miss Ripley Bicentennial Pagaent: Ripley Elementary, Times TBA
    • Friday
      • Opening Program: Centenary United Methodist Church, 7 pm
      • Featuring Bicentennial choir, descendants of James Poague, Mayor  Syaunton, VA
      • Keynote speaker is Thomas Zachman
      • Refreshments
    • Saturday
      • Quilt Show: Centenary Methodist Church, 10-5 (quilt drop-off at 9 am)
      • Pet Show for kids: Cherry Street, 10 am :Small entry fee
      • Historical Scavenger Hunt for kids: Sponsored by the Home health Division of Ohio Valley Manor
      • Baby Show: Details TBA
      • Car Show: Front Street, 8-10 registration, 10-1 show
      • Parade!  2 pm
      • Street Dance: Details TBA



  • Closing Ceremonies: Liberty Monument 2 pm-Featuring the opening of the 1812 time capsule and the placing of a 2012 time capsule!