A full day of fun at RVTV

As volunteers continue to prepare for RVTV on Sept. 8, the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce has set a tentative schedule of events for the day.

“It’s been a planning committee and community involvement that is making this event come into focus. You’re not going to believe the amount of fun available to everyone,” Deb Brown, director of the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, said.

RVTV will roll into town between 11 a.m. and noon on Sept. 8. Brown said the Chamber is inviting local residents to decorate their cars in University of Iowa or Iowa State University colors and then join in a caravan to bring the crew into town. The Webster City Fire Department and Webster City Police Department will escort the RVTV and WHO-TV participants which will be followed by the caravan. Those interested in participating can meet in the Maid-Rite parking lot at 11 a.m.

From noon to 1 p.m., the WHO-TV crew will be in town interviewing community members. Brown said local people shouldn’t be surprised if crew members show up at their door.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the WHO-TV radio sports show will be hosted in the Chamber’s conference room. Additionally, food vendors, chili contestants, Kid Zone End Zone participants, tailgaters and bag tournament organizers will be setting up. Downtown streets will be closed beginning at 2 p.m.

The first live television broadcast on WHO-TV will be held at 4 p.m. in the tailgating area. Community members are encouraged to wear their colors and visit the 700 block of Second Street to cheer on their team and enjoy tailgating. The second broadcast will take place at 5 p.m. featuring motorized bar stool races in the 600 block of Second Street.

Tug of war contests will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the First American Bank Plaza.

The third live television broadcast will take place in the chili cookoff area. Both the broadcast and judging for the contest are set to take place at 6 p.m. After the judging, chili will be available for the public to taste.

A nickel scramble will also be held at 6 p.m. with a second heat at 7 p.m. A bags tournament will begin at 6 p.m. as well. The tournament will take place on the corner of Willson Avenue and Second Street. Those interested in participating can pre-register at R Company at the cost of $10 or register the day of the event for $15. The tournament will serve as a fundraiser for the men of the Elm Street House.

The public is invited to participate in a human foosball tournament at 7:30 p.m. This tournament will also be held on the corner of Willson Avenue and Second Street. The human foosball set is being built by Missionary Alliance Church. At 7:30 p.m., Zumba dancing will take place in the First American Bank Plaza. All are invited to join in.

At 8 p.m., winners of the coloring contest and best decorated windows will be announced.

As the sun goes down, the Help Entertain and Restore Organization will light up the Webster Theater marquee at 9 p.m.

The final live television broadcast on WHO-TV will be held at 10 p.m. Brown said a special announcement about an activity for the final broadcast will be announced soon. She said members of the public will certainly want to be in attendance.

Volunteers are still being sought to help with RVTV activities. To volunteer, contact the Chamber at (515) 832-2564.