WARSAW — Enjoy a car show, musical performance, and hot dog eating contest during First Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the courthouse square in downtown Warsaw.
The event’s theme is “Bringing Hope.” Community awareness booths such as All Things New, Combined Community Services, and The Bowen Center, will be at the event.
“For this month, we wanted to focus on different community services that people can reach out to if they need help in any way,” said First Friday Event Coordinator Paula Bowman.
Joshua Scott Jones, formerly of country music duo “Steel Magnolia,” will perform a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. “Steel Magnolia” won Season Two of the televised talent show “Can You Duet.” The duo included Jones and Meghan Linsey. In 2011, “Steel Magnolia” released their debut album; however, the pair decided to pursue solo careers in 2014.
In September 2011, Jones entered drug rehabilitation and will be speaking with members of the Kosciusko County Jail’s JCAP program and discussing his journey to recovery. Currently, Jones is working on releasing his fourth solo record, which is expected to release in the coming months.
“I’m really looking forward to going outside of Nashville and meeting people in Warsaw,” said Jones. “I want to also help show people how to stay positive and keep fighting the good fight.”
Aside from the concert, there will be other events for people to enjoy. From 5 to 8 p.m., there will be a Porsche car show.
The Lake City Lions will also host a hot dog eating contest starting at 5 p.m. in the city hall plaza across from the courthouse. Reeve Insurance Group is sponsoring the event and is offering cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 for the top three finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions.
Members of Deb Collier’s School of Dance will also perform at First Friday from 6 to 7 p.m.
Event sponsors include the Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation, the City of Warsaw and Warsaw Community Development Corporation.
For more information on upcoming First Friday events, contact Paula Bowman at (574) 376-0233.