Charleston Recreation Board Hosts First Annual Founder’s Day Event June 10

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The city of Charleston Recreation Board will be hosting the first annual Founder’s Day event at Hoyt Berry Park, on Market Street Northeast in Charleston, on June 10 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to celebrate the history and founding of the city of Charleston.

The schedule includes the following events:

Opening speech from Mayor Donna McDermott
Historical speech from Historical Society member Darlene Goins
Moon Pie eating contest
Kids cookie baking contest
Skillet Toss contest
Watermelon eating contest
Dunking booth
Kids games, including hula hooping, jump rope, sack races, 3-legged races
Greased Pig Run
Singing duet from the Calfee Girls
Live music from Wade Sims
Local food vendors
Prizes, certificates, ribbons, and other giveaways

All proceeds from the events will directly benefit the Charleston Recreation Board for the purpose of conducting future recreation events in the city. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend, and the event venue is fully handicapped accessible.

The event is seeking additional volunteers, and interested parties should contact Melissa Kersey at 486-6731 or via email to

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