City of Franklin  

  430 13th Street
  Franklin, PA 16323

Rock in River Festival
PA Stone Skipping Championship
Saturday, August 23, 2014
11 AM-4 PM
Riverfront Park


2013 PA Stone Skipping Champion
David "Spiderman" Ohmer

Stone Skipping Winners
Rock Decorating Winners

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The River Festival will include music, crafts, food, boat rides, rock painting for the children, a chicken barbeque and lots of fun! Join us at Riverfront Park overlooking the confluence of French Creek and the beautiful Allegheny River. 

Kayak demos provided by "O.A.R.S."

Watch amateurs and professionals, including 2011 PA State Champion Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner and 2010 National Champion and Guinness World Record Holder, Russ Byars, compete for the state championship of skipping stones across the water.  Children may compete in Gerplunking. 

Thanks to our 2012 sponsors
Mike & Joyce Hughes

Timothy E Hartle Funeral Home
Oil Region Alliance
Dr. Marc Maslov
Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of NW Pa
Central Electric Coop
Liberty Electronics
Huff's Funeral Home

For more information, please e-mail Ronnie Beith, or 814.437.1619 x 1.

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PA Qualifying Stone Skipping Tournament

ESPN Segment

CBS Sunday Morning -
A Stone's Throw - Bill Geist

Rock Skipper

Would you believe me
If I said rocks can fly?
And Walk on water?
It is no lie.

It is all in the wrist
With help from the eye.
Set just the right angle
And let the rock fly!

Across the water
It will skip and slide
And with help from you
Make it to the other side.

So have faith my friend-
And just give it a try.
Pick your rocks carefully,
You'll find one that can fly!

T.L. Needham 01.12.07

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