Flag Waving Red, White & Blue Festival Enjoys Ideal Weather

A patriotic cluster of balloons lifted skyward during Friday evening’s Disabled Veterans Balloon Launch at the Red, White & Blue Festival. Festival goers lined up to help with the event.

With blue skies and daytime temperatures in the 80°’s, the weather was ideal for the 38th Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival held this past weekend.

The Local festival began in 1976 at the community’s bicentennial salute and has continued annually ever since.

“The festival was a grand celebration for our town,” said festival director Sherry Bridges. “We had a record crowd on Friday night. The new contests were well attended and folks were excited about them.”

The Baby Contest on Thursday, sponsored by the Crothersville PTO, had 93 entries.

Winners in the birth to 3 months group: Boys 3) Bentley Madden, 2) Reed Barlow, 1) Brantley Lewis; Girls 3) Briannan Wheeler, 2) Tessa Pierpont 1) Samantha Orrill.

4-6 months: Boys 3) Dalton Brock, 2) Brycen Bean, 1) Brantley Stevens; Girls 3) Brooklyn May, 2) Audrey Helblig, 1) Braelyn Gay.

7-12 months: Boys 3) Hudson Jones, 2) Maverick Zuricka, 1) Layne Brewer; Girls 3) Maci Evans, 2) Tavaya Bevers, 1) Jacklynn Reynolds.

13-24 months: Boys 3) Owen law, 2) Avan Helt, 1) Austin Collman; Girls 3) Ella Blomenberg, 2) Adalynn Darlage, 1) Teagan Lucas.

25-36 months: Boys 3) Daniel Ray McIntosh, 2) Carter Jones, 1) Easton Minton; Girls 3) Addison Hollin, 2) Kaydance Jones, 1) Peighton Taylor.

37-48 months: Boys 3) Eric Justice, 2) Levi Hawkins 1) Bryson Engle; Girls 3) Swayze Smallwood, 2) Sydney Stout, 1) Teagan Cutshall.

Most Patriotic: Boys 3) Avan Helt, 2) Eric Justice, 1) Blaine Lewis; Girls, 3) Caitlyn Joy Morrison, 2) Maci Evans, 1) Grace McCammon.

In the Thursday night’s Talent Show the youth division winners were Destiny Lawrence & Shelby Carpenter; the Junior Division winners were Brendon Patman with second place awarded to Jordan Dezany and McKenzie Parish taking third spot; Adult Division winner was Nathan Patman

Dale Monroe and Scott Deaton placed first in the festival Cornhole Tournament Glenn Roessler and Rick Roessler placing second.

Bridges said there was $131 collected from the baking contest raffle and that money will be donated to the Jackson County Nursing Home Veterans cheer baskets.

The 2014 festival is scheduled for June 12-14.