Aflac games kickoff Friday

As Maggie May navigated the obstacle course in the Agility Dogs event, Maggie Bulk was preparing for her first heat race against Taylor Duffy in the Boom Run portion of the Stihl Timbersports series Friday afternoon at South Commons.

Such was the diversity of events Friday during the opening day of events at the Aflac Outdoor Games at South Commons in Columbus.

Gates open Saturday morning at 10am at South Commons for a full day of events. The Stihl Timbersports series picks up at noon as competitiors try to advance in eight events to the finals on Sunday. Agility Dogs shows begin at 10am, and the dock at field three opens at 10am for the Dock Dogs event.

Judging in the Pig Bowl also begins at mid-day, with chicken being judged at noon, ribs at 12:30pm, pork at 1pm and Brisket at 1:30pm. Awards in the barbecue competition will be presented at 4pm.

Look for more reporting on Friday's events in the Saturday print edition of The Ledger-Enquirer newspaper as well as at www.ledger-enquirer.com