Kokomo’s 10th Annual Rib Fib Fest was off to a good start today when it was canceled at about 8 p.m. due to severe weather. The crowd endured the first bout of rain earlier in the evening , then continued to enjoy the charity event that benefits Carver Community Center.
A number of new participants, such as Da Roux House, Ms. Mary’s Southern Cooking, and Dinner Bell (Burlington) had delicious fare for the event. Some Carver Center volunteers were serving fire-roasted sweet corn prepared by Taylor Township Lions Club (my club), which they have done for a number of years.
High school jazz ensembles from Howard County were providing some great music for the event. Then, reports began to circulate that a storm with high winds was heading toward the Kokomo area. As the heavy weather began to roll in, a crew of workers attempted to install tie-down stakes in the pavement to secure some of the canopies.
Before they could get very far with this, the storm hit in force, and the vendors and visitors began to scramble for cover. A couple of the canopies blew over, and the event was unfortunately doomed. If Rib Fest 2010 is rescheduled, Carver Center will certainly need your support to make Part 2 successful, so be sure to attend!