Swap meet, ATV run to benefit local children

Wanda English Burnett

“Individuals and dealers alike are welcome to set up for anything that has to do with the outdoors,” noted Wayne Wall, who is organizing an ATV swap meet at the Ripley County Fairgrounds Park in Osgood this weekend.

The event should bring in a variety of people who want to buy or sell items that pertain to outdoor entertainment. Anyone looking for anything to do with ATVs, dirt bikes, even lawn mowers, could find what they’re looking for at the event which will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 18, and 19.

It’s still not too late to set up a booth if you’re interested in selling items. The cost is only $20 and all proceeds from the entire weekend event will benefit local children in the area who love to play ball.

Wall told the Osgood Journal that all the proceeds will go to the Indiana Express Youth Baseball League, which has Ripley County children playing in it.

On Saturday at 12:30 there will be an ATV sled pull with ATV flag drags at 6:30 p.m.
On Sunday, there will be an ATV poker run which is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. This run will be approximately 60 miles long and is sponsored by Thornton’s Motorcycles of Versailles. This unique run draws a crowd with Wall expecting about 200 machines for this ride. They will take back roads through the county experiencing the fall weather at a slow pace.

Camping spaces are available at the fairgrounds park with electric and water. You can contact Wall for a spot by calling 689-5139 after 6 p.m.

Wall has been hosting these events on his property, but said this year he wanted to expand it and open it up so many others could participate. He described it as a “fun family event,” that everyone is welcome to come to.