County’s Bicentennial Celebration Climaxes This Weekend

Activities this weekend at Seymour’s Freeman Field will cap the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the town of Brownstown, Jackson County, and the state of Indiana.

Jackson County Bicentennial committee has planned events starting with a concert at 8 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 7, featuring country singer Clayton Anderson. An opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. and doors will open for the concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13 and are available at the county visitor center in Seymour, at the courthouse in Brownstown, or by calling 812-525-2057.

Activities will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, with a fly-in at Freeman Field. There will be bounce houses, a tractor display, remote control display, a kickball tournament for adults, a volleyball tournament for adults, and tours of the Freeman Airfield Museum.

A beer and wine fair will begin at noon Saturday with tickets available at the gate, live music will get underway at 2 p.m., and a classic car cruise-in is set for 3 p.m.

Wayne Deaton and his band, Captain Backfire, will provide music from 7-10 p.m.

Events on Sunday, Oct. 9, will include a church service at 11:30 a.m., an ice cream social starting at 12:00 noon, and old time games.

A combined choir made up of singers from area churches will present a concert of inspirational music at 2 p.m., followed by a closing ceremony.