32nd Leota Country Frolic to take place this Friday, Saturday in Finley Township PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

With a 130th anniversary to celebrate this year, the small Finley Township community of Leota will be offering a little bit of everything for every visitor at the 32nd Leota Country Frolic this Friday and Saturday, August 22 and 23.

Musical entertainment, an expansive antique farm equipment display, a flea market and arts and crafts booths, a kids’ frolic, a euchre tournament and plenty of good food will all be a part of this year’s Frolic in downtown Leota.

The annual euchre tournament will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 21. Sign-ups will start at 6 p.m. downtown.

For children, pedal pulls are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and at 4 p.m. on Saturday, both happening in the downtown area. They’ll also enjoy games and activities at the Kids Frolic from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Musical talent lined up for the big stage on Friday will include Brian Allen, who will be followed by Monday Night Special.

Itching to sing? Come to the Frolic and enter the karaoke talent show, set to begin at 12 noon on Saturday. Participants can select from 170,000 tunes. This event will last until 1 p.m.

Stage entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. with Josh Richards. Square dancers will perform in the downtown area from 2:25 to 2:45 p.m. Singer Danny Burns will be on stage, and he will be followed by a plethora of musicians. Starting at 2:45 p.m., the line-up includes the Paul Boggs Band, Memphis Exit Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel Alliance, Spare Change Bluegrass, Grandview Junction, Hillbilly Rush, James White and Deer Creek and Ronnie Deaton and New Balance.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy all of the stage and street entertainment. Bales of straw will be available for seating or folks can bring their lawn chairs and relax.

Several old-time demonstrations of skill are scheduled. Pam Higdon is a whiz at basket-making, and she will demonstrate her weaving ability at Leota. Barbara Shirley excels at loom weaving. She too will be on hand as will local artist Lynda Reams, who will have an exhibit of her barn board paintings, all of which are quilt designs. Souvenir cross-cut saws will be sold, and a lovely hand-made quilt will be raffled.

Food will include fish sandwiches, bratwurst, tenderloins, bean soup, french fries, hot dogs and lots of homemade pies. All food and drink will be sold by Finley Twp. organizations at this festival.

To inquire about booth space, call Leon Dart at 1-812-216-0627. The set-up fee is $20 for the two days. Other information may be obtained by calling event chairman Danny Robbins at 1-812-820-2743 or Charles Murphy at 1-812-752-3636.