Lexington's 132nd Old Settlers' Days offers fun for families on June 11 and 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 June 2010 00:00


Rosalind English Memorial Park in Lexington will be packed with action during the two-day annual Old Settlers' Days festival in Lexington.

During the 132nd festival, set for Friday and Saturday, June 11 and 12, visitors can browse the arts and crafts booths and the flea market as well as enjoy firemen's games, Little League baseball games, a talent contest, live musical entertainment, a corn hole tournament and the firemen's famed fish fry and other concessions.

Booth space is still available for organizations, church groups and individuals wishing to participate in Old Settlers' Days. For more information, persons can call Terry Walker at 595-0833 or 889-2380 or Larry Oberlies at 889-2642. Those who was to register to compete in the corn hole tournament on June 12 are urged to call Mike Griffith at 1-812-293-3582 as soon as possible.

According to schedules released, food concessions, including the firemen's fish fry, will open at 11 a.m. on June 11. Craft and flea market booths will open at 4 p.m. that first day, and stage entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. with DJ Bobby Deal to provide music for an hour to start off the evening.

At 6 p.m., members of the band Fuzzy Albino will play.

From 7 to 7:45 p.m., the Little Bit of Soul Band will perform; Imagine That Band is scheduled for 8 to 8:45 p.m.. Following that group will be the Crazy Jane Band from 9 to 10:45 p.m. Deal will end the evening with music from 10:45 to 11 p.m.

On Saturday, the Captain's Romp 5k run/walk is scheduled. Registration for the event will take place at the old Englishton Park past the big barn. All are asked to use the south drive to access parking. Registration will take place at 7 a.m. followed by the event at 8 a.m.

At the ballpark, registration for the corn hole tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and continue through 12 noon.

The annual parade from downtown Lexington to the park is scheduled to step off at 11:30 a.m. Anyone may enter the parade and should report to the staging area off the square by 11 a.m.

From 12 noon to 1 p.m., the Talent Contest registration is set at the ballpark's stage. The competition is for anyone age 19 or younger. Those placing first through third will receive plaques. Call Bobby Deal at 889-3710 for more information.

The corn hole tournament, which offers a $500 first place prize, will begin at 1 p.m. in the park grounds. The Talent Contest will also start at 1 p.m. and continue on stage through 3 p.m.

Bands will begin performing on stage starting at 3:30 p.m. with the Marble Hill Bluegrass Band. Next will be John Cornett and Cabin Creek at 4:30 p.m.

The annual Little League auction will begin at 5 p.m. This auction will offer merchant coupons and donations as well as 17 theme baskets filled with goodies, one from each team in the Lexington Little League program. Persons who would like to donate to the auction can call Tina Bush at 752-8241.

The schedule of bands following the auction include: Hoosier Hills Bluegrass Band at 5:30 p.m.; Spare Change Bluegrass Band at 6:30 p.m.; True South Country Rock Band at 7:30 p.m.; and Full Tilt Country Rock Band at 8:30 p.m.

Interesting tours of Lexington Cemetery have been planned by Preservation Alliance Inc. (PAI) and The Company, the theater group affiliated with the Scott County Heritage Center and Museum. At 5 and 7 p.m., ticket-holders will gather at the main entrance to the cemetery and be guided on a tour of several areas. Actors garbed in period clothing will describe the lives of some of the people buried there.

Tickets are being sold at the museum, located at 1050 South Main Street, Scottsburg, and will also be available at the PAI booth on the grounds of the festival.

At 9:30 p.m., an hour-long jam session is scheduled by musicians from the various bands.

The evening ends with final announcements and music provided by Bobby Deal.

All proceeds raised by the event benefits the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.


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