Members of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce are continuously planning for the area’s first ever ‘Coal Days’ which is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 in conjunction with Robinson’s Antique Truck Show. The truck show, held in Robinsons’ lot, will be open from 10-5 for public viewing, and Coal Day activities are planned form 11-4 at the Salina City Park.
“We’ve got bounce houses and all kinds of games and activities for everyone of all ages,” said Carol Lowman, Chamber President. “We hope everyone is planning to come out and support the festival this year, and we hope it becomes an area tradition.”
SUFCO mine is planning to bring a mock tunnel to the park where visitors can simulate going ‘down into the mine’, and they’ll also have actual mining equipment and gear on display for photo opportunities.
Barney Trucking will have a display at the park, complete with a shiny new truck to be used as a photo backdrop, and Western Protectors has agreed to sponsor a chili cook-off Saturday morning- in addition to other food vendors, including cotton candy and the local track team’s bake sale. Redmond Minerals will shoot off a candy cannon and are sponsoring a 40 man dino trap shoot, and entertainment has been scheduled throughout the event. Other scheduled items include face painting by the NSHS cheerleaders, a salt dig for coins, corn hole/coal hole tournament, a coal relay, chalk throw, and countless other games and activities.
The parade, featuring trucks and other heavy equipment important to this area, will begin at 5- culminating with a float honoring… King Coal…!
“This festival is a celebration in honor of our area’s trucking and mining heritage and we’re really excited about the things that have been planned so far,” said Lowman. “We’d love to get everyone involved and encourage the community to plan on coming out to support our first annual ‘Coal Days’.”
For more information or to schedule an activity, contact Carol Lowman, Chamber President at (435) 201-4997 or Sherri Sampson, Chamber Secretary, at Utah Independent Bank (435) 529-7459.