The “Summer Spotlight” section runs weekly and features upcoming festivals going on around the area.

Today: Belgian-American Days in Ghent.

Things are soon to get rolling

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The Rolle Bolle Capital of the World invites all to visit Ghent for its 2014 Belgian-American Days on Friday.

The 8th annual car show will take place on Saturday, and is open to cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors.

An initial entry fee is $10 for a first vehicle and $5 for additional vehicles.

There will also be a trivia contest and food stands on site, with Car-Tunes provided by KISD’s Mylan Ray. Several awards will be given out after the show.

Rolle bolle tournaments will take place on Saturday as well, though signup is today. The street dance and parade also return with a couple new events this year, including the Mud Run and “Lawnmower Mozy” scavenger hunt. Regarding the hunt, bicycles and strollers are welcome, and afterward, KB’s will be serving ribs. Cost for ribs is $5 for adults and $1 for children. For the water slides and inflatables on Saturday, kids are asked to bring their own swimsuits. Raffle tickets can be purchased at KB’s for drawings during the lunch at St. Eloi on Sunday, as the fest comes to an end.


7:30 p.m. Rolle bolle tournament signup


5 p.m. Bean bag registration

5:30-8 p.m. Lawnmower Mozy, Legion Park ($5/adult $1/child)

6 p.m. Bean bag tournament, front of KB’s ($20/team)

7-8 p.m. Free magic show and magic class for kids, Legion Park

7:30 p.m. Signup for rolle bolle tournament – draw

9-10 p.m. Comedy stage hypnosis, DJ in KB’s Ballroom


8 a.m. KB’s Bar & Grill breakfast (buy raffle tickets here)

8 a.m. Softball tournament, Legion Park

9 a.m. Bean bag registration

9:30 a.m. Registration for car show

10 a.m. Bean bag tournament, front of KB’s

11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 8th annual car show, West McQuestion Street

11 a.m. Rolle bolle tournament (A & B Division)

11 a.m. Jessica’s Petting Zoo, Legion Park

11:30 a.m. Pedal tractor pull and registration for Dirty Dash, KB’s

Noon Challenge of the Lion: Mud Run, Vermeersch Park

Noon-4:30 p.m. Inflatables and laser tag, Legion Park ($10 for unlimited use)

Noon Mud Run

12:30 p.m. Dirty Dash

1 p.m. Rolle bolle tournament (novice division)

3 p.m. Car show awards

4:30 p.m. Grand parade/entertainment after parade (SuFuDu performance), fire hall

5 p.m. Fire department feed, fire hall

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Street dance – Decadence

9 p.m. BA Days raffle drawing


8 a.m. KB’s Bar & Grill breakfast

8 a.m. Softball tournament

10:30 a.m. Mass, St. Eloi

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. St. Eloi lunch and quilt raffle drawing