Community Concludes ‘Spectacular’ Festival

The past weekend’s 39th Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival was “Spectacular,” according to festival director Sherry Bridges. “The weather was perfect, we had a record crowd on Thursday evening. Food vendors expressed that sales were up from years past. The carnival bragged on our town. Everything was near perfect,” she said.

“The fireworks were a huge hit,” she said. “Crowds lined up 3 rows deep along the caution tape behind the elementary and the parking lot was full. Folks had laid blankets out and lined up their lawn chairs starting about 9 p.m. Residents from as far away as Bethany Road sent word in that they could see them.”

Zambelli Fireworks told us it was an honor to come to a small town who shows their patriotism and they are looking forward to return next year, Bridges said.

“It was an amazing festival,” Bridges concluded, “The festival committee did a great job this year.”

Contest Winners

Cake and Pie contest: Nancy Nay, Barbara Prine, Nan Clark. Best of Show went to, Nancy Nay and Nan Clark.

Talent Show: Child, 1st Kailtyn Moldero, 2nd Destiney Lawrence, 3rd Bailey Loudermilk

Youth: 1st Alexandra Smith

Adult: 1st Brittany Logston, 2nd Miranda Shadday, 3rd Evan Barrett.

Pet and Bike Parade: Jazlin Gibson, Nolan Brandenburg, Jalen Gibson, Hailey Rusch

“It takes a lot of working hands to put on a successful event,” said Bridges.

The Crothersville Red White & Blue Festival would like to thank our corporate sponsors, Aisin Drivetrain, Aisin Chemical, Cerro Wire, Regal Industries, The Peoples Bank, Bob Poynter GM, Rumpke, Bryan Bowman Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge, Rose Acres Farms, and John Jones Auto Group.

Also, Crothersville Community Schools, Dr. Terry Goodin and Board of Trustees, Town of Crothersville, Zambelli Fireworks and Brady Amusements, Doris Kovener, Brady Riley, Bobby Deal, Rick Porter, Terry and Barb Prine, Sarah Freeman, Jessica Graff, Chad Wilson and Chester Jones.

Also CHS Class of 2016, Zabrina Nicholson and the school yearbook staff, Pamela Guy and Crothersville Elementary PTO, Sarah Cole and Patrick Gerth, Kevin and Melanie Hoevener and family, Chief Richard Hamblin, Chris Mains, Mason Boicourt and Roger Jewell.

Also, Boy Scout Troop 522, Robert Becker of 96.3, Eric Diblasi, Kenna White, Charlie Murphy and the Jackson County Sheriff Department, Crothersville-Vernon Twp. Fire Department, the Crothersville Lions Club, and employees of The Peoples Bank in Crothersville.