Crothersville’s 37th Patriotic Festival June 7-9

There will be wholesome family centered fun for everyone when the Crothersville Lions Club Red, White, & Blue Festival begins its 37th season June 7-9.
“All the entertainment is nearly full with a mix of country, bluegrass, gospel, and rock and roll,” said festival director, Sherry Bridges. “Bobby Deal is the entertainment chairman and has booked a lot of new bands.”
Fiesta Carnival will begin the festival with a Wednesday night ride promotion. Roger Teipen of the Crothersville Lions Club is heading up the carnival. For more information contact him at 216-0839.
Kevin Hoevener chairs the antique farm machinery show which has become one of the largest displays in southern Indiana, Bridges said. To be a part of the show contact Hoevener at 524-0371.
A Talent Show will be held Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. To enter contact Sarah Cole at 525-9709.
Among the other activities scheduled to date include the CHS Class of 2014 sponsoring a volleyball tournament beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 9. For more information call the school at 793-2051.
A 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the CHS Class of 2016 will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. To register contact Tina Kilgore at 525-7351.
The baby contest has added some new categories this year for ages birth to 48 months, Bridges said. A most patriotic boy and girl will be judged. Cost of each entry is $5 and parents can enter their child twice in their age group and also in the most patriotic competition. Registration will begin at 4 p.m. in the boys’ gym with winners being announced from the festival stage. For more information contact Kristi Farmer with the Class of 2015 at 528-8045.
The RWB Pie Contest will be sponsored by the Crothersville Methodist Church. Christy Jones is the chair and will accept pies beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning in the lobby of the CHS gym. Categories are fruit, cream, your specialty, cobbler and best of show will be chosen. Winners will receive a plaque at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday with pies being auctioned off with proceeds going to the Youth For Christ Outreach of the Methodist Church.
The Pet & Bike Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at 11:30 a.m. Elementary students are encouraged to decorate their bike or bring their favorite pet and participate. Annette Hagen is heading this event and can be reached at 793-3117.
The Crothersville Lions Club will sponsor the RWB Festival parade which steps off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. To register to be a part of the parade contact Lions Club president Gordon Butler at 793-2693.
There will be a section for yard sales and flea market booths this year, Bridges said. The cost to rent space in the festival high traffic area is $10. John Shirley is chairing this event and can be reached at 498-6909.
“There are some booth spaces remaining and other events are still being planned,” said Bridges. “If you would like to see a particular event at this year’s festival and want to volunteer, give me a call.” Bridges can be reached at 569-0407.
“More school groups are taking part in this year’s festival as a money maker for their organization. The festival is a great opportunity for local groups to make some cash and become involved in their community festival,” she said.