Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival Set for June 11-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 June 2009 00:00
    This year’s Crothersville Lions Club Red, White and Blue Festival will provide a lot of wholesome, family centered activities for everyone.
    The 34th annual salute to the veterans and the nation’s flag will be held Thursday through Saturday, June 11-13. Each day will be celebrated with a theme. Thursday will be Veterans night and everyone is asked to wear red in support of the veterans and those serving. Friday is Crothersville High School class reunion night. Everyone is asked to stop by the information booth for their name tag and graduation year. Saturday is designated Kids Day. All kids of all ages are encouraged to take part in the fun activities for the day.
    Fiesta Rides will kick-off the festival on Wednesday night with bracelet night.
    On Thursday, the Crothersville Athletic Boosters-sponsored baby contest will be held. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, judging begins at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced from the stage at 6:15 p.m.
    All booths will open at 5 p.m.
    The Festival princess contest sponsored by Phi Beta Psi Sorority will be announced at 6 p.m.
The Festival’s emotion-stirring patriotic ceremonies will feature the local VFW Post No. 1083 accompanied by the ladies and men’s auxiliary at 6:30 p.m. Crothersville’s Most Talented will be center stage at 7 p.m. The talent show will be changed somewhat this year. Everyone is invited to share their talent from musical to comical. The winners will be determined by the people’s choice. People will have two ways to vote, text messenging or paper ballots. The cake walk sponsored by the VFW Post No. 1083 ladies auxiliary will be on Preston Street at 7:30 p.m. The Colwell’s Gospel Group will close out Thursday evening.
    On Friday, Getting Froggy Karaoke will kick-off the evening at  4:30 p.m. Crothersville’s own Mark Johnson will be encouraging folks to step up and sing their best.
    At 6 p.m., Country Kickers Line Dancing will be entertaining us. Followed by the FFA Pedal Tractor Pull at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m., the ladies auxiliary will have another cake walk.
    Stage entertainment will start at 7 p.m. with Twilight Entertainment and Light Show. Through out the evening decade music will be played with each year recognized and each decade highlighted with a historical reading. Make plans now to reunite with your class mates and reminisce old times at CHS. Saturday “Kids Day” will kick off at 6:30 a.m. with the FFA serving breakfast.
    At 8:30 a.m. the Class of 2010 will sponsor a 5k run/walk Participants will begin at the Flag Pole in front of the high school. The Pet and People Walk will step off at 8:30 a.m. from the town hall.
    The 3-on-3 basketball tourney will be held in the Girls Gym at the High School. Please enter at the North Door. Registration is at 9 a.m. Drawings will be at 10 a.m. and playing will begin immediately after.
    At 9 a.m. all booths will open for the day. Kids Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. Games and demonstrations will continue until 2 p.m. Kids games will be played at the old First Baptist Church Parking Lot. Demonstrations will be held in front of the Festival stage.
    Also at 10 a.m., registration for the Corn Hole Tourney sponsored by Tri-County Conservation Club will begin. Warm Up is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. with the tourney starting at 11 a.m. The tourney will take place in the Christian Church parking lot.
    VFW Post No. 1083 Men’s auxiliary will sponsor a Horseshoe Tournament with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. and pitching will start at 11 a.m. The tournament will be held in the side yard of the Brock home on North Preston Street.
    Parade registration begins at 12 noon on East Street. The mulch anticipated 34th Festival Parade promptly begins at 4 p.m.
     The Festival Dog Show will be at 6 p.m. This is the second year fo rthe dog show and we’re expecting a big crowd.
    In front of the stage at 6:30 p.m. Crothersville Nazarene Youth “Stix” will perform.
A crowd pleaser for the last few years, Southern Comfort will close out the festival with rock and country music.
The Antique Farm Machinery demonstrations will return to the three-day event. This is always a crowd pleaser with the local farmers.
     Also, The 78th Frazier Highlander Re-enactment Group out of Indianapolis will be setting up camp during the festival.
    As in year’s past, Scott Lodge No. 120 F&AM will be providing a community service of photo’s and fingerprints of your children. Parents are encouraged to visit their booth and take advantage of this useful information.
Once again the aroma of Firehouse Fish, World Famous FFA Pork burgers, Taco-in-a-bag, homemade ice cream, Lemon Shake-ups, Elephant ears and giant tenderloin sandwiches will fill the air on the festival grounds. We encourage the community to bring their lawn chair and enjoy the events of the festival.
    Handicap parking will be in the Administration Building parking lot at the southend of Preston Street. The Festival Committee asks that you leave pets at home unless they are entering them in a contest. Also, bicycles are not to be ridden on Festival grounds.
    At 8:45 p.m. the drawings from the booth raffles will be announced from the stage. Winners will able to take their prizes homes.
    “We have just a few blocks of time available and expect those to be filled well before festival gets underway,” said festival Chairman Sherry Bridges. We have added a lot of new events and we’re still fine tuning a few others.”
For information about festival events contact Sherry Bridges 569-0407.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2009 10:54