Warm up your throwing arm. The London Rib and Jazz Festival has announced who will be taking the hot seat — er, the wet seat — at the festival’s dunk tank.
The festival is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in historic downtown London.
Politicians, public figures and area coaches are among the list of the lucky few who will take the plunge for a good cause in the annual Dunk-A-Dignitary event. This year, all proceeds from the tank will go to the London Youth Football and Cheer organization.
The tank will be in session from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Pitchers can give dunking a try for $1 for one ball, $3 for five balls and $5 for 10 balls.
The schedule is as follows:
• 4:30-5:30 p.m. — Madison County Commissioner David Hunter
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. — London Police Chief Glenn Nicol
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. — Madison County Assistant Prosecutor Nick Adkins
• 7:30-8:30 p.m. — London Mayor Patrick Closser
• 8:30-9:30 p.m. — London Police Sgt. Joe Cox
• 4:30-5:30 p.m. — Football Coach Wes Landis
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. — Madison County EMS Chief Robert Olwin
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. — London City Councilman Trint Hatt
• 7:30-8:30 p.m. — London Fire Chief Todd Eades
• 8:30-9:30 p.m. — London City Council President Joe Russell
Andrea Litchfield is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.