Owensboro ‘ready to roll,’ chamber says

“Owensboro is ready to roll,” Chad Benefield, the emcee, told a large crowd attending the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Rooster Booster Breakfast at the Owensboro Convention Center on Thursday.

It was the first time the event had been held in person since March 2020.

The meeting’s theme was on how many live events are scheduled in the coming weeks.

Francine Marseille, executive director of Friday After 5, told the crowd that Worship on the Water, part of Friday After 5, returns to the RiverPark Center’s Cannon Hall at 5 p.m. Friday.

And a “Christmas in July” will be part of the Friday night festival on July 16, she said.

The city’s All-American Fourth of July celebration is scheduled for Sunday.

The celebration begins along the downtown riverfront at 5 p.m. Sunday with music by Alonzo Pennington at 5 followed by the Nashville-based Downtown Band at 7.

At 9:15 p.m., a 15-minute fireworks show will be launched from barges on the Ohio River.

Fireworks will also be launched at the same time from Centre Court in Shifley Park, the Owensboro Sportscenter and Owensboro Warehouse Leasing, 3301 Old Hartford Road.

By Keith Lawrence, The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer