RIO GRANDE — This year’s Ohio Valley Expo featured a broad range of exhibits, vendors and entertainment for the large crowd who made their way to the Buckeye Hills Career Center in Rio Grande this past weekend.
In addition to the business/industry exhibits, vendor displays, the craft show, green house sales, games for children and health care checks that have become a staple of the annual expo, Saturday’s events were highlighted by a motorcycle show, while Sunday featured a classic car show.
Also new this year was the “Running through the Hills at Buckeye Hills” 5K walk/run and 10K run held on Sunday.
Several local entertainers also drew large crowds to this year’s expo.
George McCoy, Danny Bonecutter, Vernon Hendricks and Rachel Jackson-Hendricks, a local group known as Appalachian Divide, performed at noon Saturday, and were followed by local favorite Paul “Bub” Williams.
Open Rail, an impressive bluegrass band based in Gallipolis, were last to take the stage on Saturday.
Sunday’s list of entertainers included Jeff Seitz and Jon Hensler, both local gospel singers, and Lonesome Midnight Cowboys, who play a number of styles of American music.
Shari Lambert, the 2012 Buckeye Idol, performed at 4 p.m. on Sunday, to close out the 2013 Ohio Valley Expo.
For more information on the Award Winning Buckeye Hills Career Center, call 245-5334 or visit the career center online at bhcc.k12.oh.us.