The First United Methodist Church of Newport held the annual Ribs on the Run beginning at 3 pm. The sold out event began as Chicken on the Run close to six years ago and has been Ribs on the Run the last three years. 200 racks of ribs were cooked in the lot of the Wardell Pennington Food Pantry. Newport’s Rob Ratton, Max Felts, Newport Sheet Metal and Mike Brand donated the use of their grills. Merchants and Planters Bank provided a tent for use. The money made at the event support the many FUMC outreach programs.