Chamber looks ahead to fall events PDF Print E-mail

Much of the talk at this month’s Washington County Chamber of Commerce meeting revolved around local events that will take place this fall in and around Salem. The chamber met on June 28 at John Jones GM administrative building.
Board President Hank Jacobi was excited to talk about the Chamber’s newest event, Eikosi, which will be held at Salem Speedway on September 1. Eikosi is  a beer and wine festival that, according to Jacobi, will “celebrate our local crafts, wineries, breweries and agriculture.” In addition to beer and wine tasting, Eikosi will also feature many booths set up by local vendors in a similar format to Friday Night on the Square, which was also brought up during the meeting.

Grandstand events at 2012 Scott County Fair aim at delivering thrills for crowds PDF Print E-mail

The 2012 Little Miss and Little Master of Scott County contest and the Miss Scott County Fair Queen Pageant will be taking place on the first night of the Fair, as is the custom, but the audience will enjoy both of these events on Sunday, July 15, in air-conditioned comfort at McClain Hall behind Scottsburg High School. At the fairgrounds, another type of crowd, the stock car racing fans, will gather that evening at the grandstand to watch as their favorites compete in one of the wildest events. Races begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. On Monday, July 16, the second annual Charity Challenge will take place. This event pits teams of local people against each other, all to win money for charity. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission for this evening of entertainment will be a reduced price. Tuesday, July 17, will feature the popular Mini-Enduro Race, where racers leave the event only if their vehicles no longer work. Again, start time is 7:30 p.m. and admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 07:26
Vendors needed for new Elikosi festival PDF Print E-mail

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the Elikosi beer and wine festival, a brand new event that will be held at Salem Speedway on September 1 from 2 to 9 pm. The booth rental fee will be $100 per 10’ x 10’ deep space, and  selling area is limited to 10’ x 10’ spaces. This fee will include 120-volt electricity for running lights and a register.

Stevens Museum new exhibit: The Vietnam War PDF Print E-mail

By Dawn Powell Camp
Even though I was young, I remember a very tumultuous time in American History.  Some called it a “conflict” because the United States did not actually declare the “war.”   However, as I began researching events for a commemorative display I found it mostly referred to as the “The Vietnam War.”

PCBO welcomes Governor Daniels PDF Print E-mail

Governor Mitch Daniels said he isn’t doing anything different in his final six months of office then he did through the first seven years.
He said from day one he has made is a point to mingle and spend time with residents of the Hoosier state.
That’s what he did prior to the start of last week’s Fourth of July parade in Pekin.

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