Lovettsville Makes Splash for Charity with Mayfest Dunk Tank

One of the best loved traditions at Lovettsville’s annual Mayfest celebration is the dunk tank which allows residents to dunk their friends and neighbors while supporting their favorite nonprofits.

Past participants have included Mayor Bobby Zoldos, popular teachers and other community leaders.

This year’s event gets rolling with Chris Hornbaker supporting the StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation from 11 a.m. to noon. Loudoun Now contributor Jan Mercker takes the plunge for Hillsboro Charter Academy from noon to 1 p.m. From 1 to 2 p.m., Christine Eads raises funds for the Duffy House, which provides support for women and children who have survived sexual assault and domestic abuse. Reigning Oktoberfest King David Willard jumps in for Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness from 2 to 3 p.m., and his frequent partner in mischief Bill Hazen gets wet for Operation Second Chance, serving wounded and ill combat veterans, from 3 to 4 p.m. The total immersion fun wraps up with Lovettsville Elementary School reading specialist Theresa Rinehart making a splash for the school’s PTO book drive from 4 to 5 p.m.

The Mayfest Committee has worked to provide fun for all from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Town Green, including games, food and live entertainment. Kids can enjoy rock climbing, a moon bounce and pony rides; the teens area has a photo booth, a henna tattoo artist, and a space where enthusiasts can take apart a computer; teams are signing up for the town’s annual cornhole tournament, and competitors also are needed for the water balloon toss, a three-legged race and the pie-eating contest.

There will be 100 artisan and food vendors, plus ample beer and wine. Residents are asked to come with donations for the Lovettsville Food Pantry. Artists can try their hand at decorating a huge butterfly—the official mascot of Mayfest.

Another kind of excitement will be provided at Mayfest, with public polling to elicit residents’ views on which “face” to put on the clock tower at the new Town Square retail center. Mayfest attendees are invited to give their choice at the Info Tent, where the options will be displayed. Vote will continue online the following week and at the first Concert on the Green performance for June 4.

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