Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce - Event Information
Kiwanis Club Cryin' Towel Event
The Kiwanis Club of Bartow is reviving the Cryin' Towel, kicking off the community football season. The event begins 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3 with a "tailgate party" (reception) featuring appetizers and freshly-boiled corn on the cob. "Kickoff" (dinner) starts 7:30 p.m. and features a 14-ounce steak with baked potato and side dish (catered by the Texas Cattle Company).
The program, in which seven area high school football coaches "cry" how awful their teams are, begins at 8:00 p.m. The program will be emceed by one of the area's favorites, John Frost of Frost Van Den Boom, PA, and will feature the traditional blubberin' of the coaches.
In addition, there will be door prizes, a drawing, free beer as well as a cash bar. Come hear and cheer for your favorite team, all for only $50 per person (must be 21 and older). The event takes place at the Bartow Civic Center. Tickets are available by contacting Kiwanians or at the Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce.
Proceeds go to selected organizations/agencies that address the needs of children and youth.