Dunk a dignitary at the Rib & Jazz Fest

Staff report

Loosen up the pitching arm to send some public figures plunging into a cold, water-filled dunk tank.

All for a good cause, of course.

Organizers of the London Rib & Jazz Fest — slated to take place in downtown London from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8 — have announced the line-up for the annual Dunk-A-Dignitary fundraiser.

This year’s proceeds will benefit PAX. Latin for peace, health, happiness, and productivity, PAX is a program which reinforces prosocial behaviors, and is goaled to improve the culture in Madison County.

The Madison County Department of Family and Children is in partnership with the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Green, and Madison Counties, and Wright State University to develop research-based plans to make Madison County a more nurturing community.

Pitchers can Dunk-A-Dignitary and support PAX for $1 a ball, $3 for 5 balls, or $5 for 10 balls.

The tank will be located in front of the former Huntington Bank.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, Aug. 7

4 to 4:45 p.m. — Bob Olwin, Madison County EMS chief

5 to 5:45 p.m. — Lt. John Swaney, Madison County Sheriff’s Office

6 to 6:45 p.m. — Judge Eamon Costello, Common Pleas Court

7 to 7:45 p.m. — Todd Eades, London City fire chief

8 to 8:45 p.m. — Trint Hatt, London City council member

9 to 9:45 p.m. — Patrick Closser, London mayor-elect

Saturday, Aug. 8

4 to 4:45 p.m. — Andrea McKinney, Madison Press editor

5 to 5:45 p.m. — Dave Wiseman, London police chief

6 to 6:45 p.m. — Josh Clifton, Madison County probation officer

7 to 7:45 p.m. — Nick Adkins, assistant prosecuting attorney

8 to 8:45 p.m. — Paul Gross, Madison County commissioner

9 to 9:45 p.m. — Michael Combs, London police officer


Staff report