Festival Traditions Continue For 33rd Year

With beautiful weather sandwiching a rainy Friday, the 33rd Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival was well attended Thursday and Saturday.

“There are a number of festival traditions,” said festival director Sherry Bridges. “One of them is that we get rain at least one day of the festival.”

“But even though the Friday afternoon and evening rain washed out much of the planned events, people were still pulling up in their cars, getting out with their umbrella and walking up to buy food to take home,” she added.

The Crothersville VFW Post 1083 and Ladies Auxiliary help an impressive patriotic salute to open the 2008 festival on Thursday. Local food vendors like the FFA porkburgers, Phi Beta Psi Sorority lemon shake-ups, and Crothersville-Vernon Township Fire Department fish sandwiches all reported doing a brisk business.

Results of the CHS Class of 2010 Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival 5K Run/Walk held Saturday is as follows:

Youth 1- 10 to 15 years for the- Run: 1st: Zack Elliott 19.37; 2nd: Luke Tormoehlen 20.45; 3rd: Anthony Martin 21.00

Youth 1- 10 to 15 years for the- Walk: 1st: Cierra Kilgore 32.38

Youth 2- Under 10 years- Run: 1st: Zane Elliott

Youth 2- 16 to 18 years for the- Run: 1st: Lee Riley 18.38

Adult Male-18 to 39 years for the- Run: 1st: Brandon Sunbury 18.21; 2nd: Roger Roth 21.10; 3rd: Josh Teipen 21.42

Adult Female-18 to 39 years for the- Run: 1st: Jennifer Kinzie 33.08; 2nd: Trina Hoevener 36.00; 3rd: Karla Tobias-Bohle 36.25

Adult Female-18 to 39 years for the- Walk: 1st: Irene Baker 43.27; 2nd: Tina Baker 43.29; 3rd: Rachel Klaycamp 46.43

Adult Female-40+ years for the- Walk: 1st: Michele Teipen 38.00; 2nd: Trina McLain 1.04; 3rd: Shelley O’Sullivan 1.05

Adult Male-40+ years for the- Run: 1st: Robert Kinzie 24.17; 2nd: Joe Deppen 25.29; 3rd: Larry Foga 26.53

A pet & bike parade for younger participants was held Saturday morning. Nolan Brandenburg and his dog Murphy placed 1st, Kaitlyn Riley and her dog Prince placed 2nd, Elizabeth King and her pet rooster Front was judged 3rd place and Joseph Tatlock and his dog Dozer placed 4th.

The pedal pull, sponsored by the Crothersville FFA, reported the following successful contestants.

Up to 49 pounds: 1st, Hunter Deaton, son of Michael & Krista Deaton of Crothersville; 2nd, Zane Elliott, son of Daryl & Georganna Elliott of Crothersville; 3rd, Taylor Tatlock, son of Nicholas & Cassie Tatlock of Crothersville.

50-74 pounds: 1st, Joseph Tatlock, son of Nicholas & Cassie Tatlock of Crothersville; 2nd, Kalynda Hoevener, daughter of Greg & Angie Hoevener of Crothersville; 3rd Carson Farmer, son of Ed & Kristie Farmer of Crothersville.

75-90 pounds: 1st, Seth Hoevener, son of Kevin & Melanie Hoevener of Crothersville; 2nd, Trenton Collings, son of Beth & Tim Collings; 3rd, Jessica Riley, daughter of Michael & Amy Riley of Crothersville.

Judges for Saturday’s lengthy Red, White & Blue Festival parade judged the Crothersville VFW Post 1083 as the Most Patriotic.

The VFW also took first in Marching units, Lighthouse Tabernacle was second an Subway Restaurant was third in marching units.

Floats division: Yankees Pee Wee League team was first, the Crothersville Sesquicentennial horse drawn float was second and the Cubs Pee Wee League team was third.

Glen Reynolds won the classic vehicle category with Alan Baker placing second and Nancy Carter placing third in the category.

In the antique tractor category: Gary Wiesman was first, Allen Seal second and Duane Cummings third.

In the riding horse division, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Posse was judged first, Scott County Rangers placed 2nd and Samantha Donnell was judged third.

The horse drawn white carriage transporting Parade Marshal Madge Wilson along the parade route was just best in the horse drawn category. Second place went to James & Sandra Caudill and Kaylee Caudill placed third.

In the 4-wheeler & bikes category, Taylor Tatlock was named first place, Corey Street came in second and Brandon & Jonathan Bowman placed third.

In the semi units category, the Jackson-Washington VFD placed first, Brownstown VFD placed 2nd and Crothersville-Vernon Township VFD placed third.

Results of the Red, White & Blue Festival dog show, Judged by Sharon & Robert “Nute” Langdon, are as follows:

Smallest: Prince owned by Kaitlyn Riley.

Cutest: Jake owned by Annette Graff.

Longest Tail: (12”) Ella owned by Carolyn Lowe.

Look Like Owner: Major, owned by Carolyn Lowe.

“This was another successful community festival that would not be a success without the efforts of a lot of folks in the community,” said Bridges.

She said, “The Crothersville community should extend their appreciation to the Crothersville Lions Club, Aisin Drivetrain Inc., Aisin Chemical, Regal Industries, Peoples Bank, MastersBilt, Crothersville Community Schools, VFW Post 1083 and the Ladies and Men’s Auxiliary, Phi Beta Psi sorority, CHS Athletic Boosters, Doris Kovener, Dick Schlueter, Todd Baker, Buster Erwin, Ron Hall, Chad Ord, Savanna Bailey, Dennis & Linda Maxie, Connie Hoskins, and Kevin Hoevener.”