Late Breaking Sesquicentennial Event Updates

•Vickie Byrd, Queen Pageant Chair, is extending the deadline for the Queen Pageant applications to Friday, Sept 5. “We need more Queen candidates, especially Juniors, age 16-22!” says Vickie. “Anyone who has questions about the queen pageants should call me ASAP at 523-8048.” Anyone who is thinking about entering the pageants are reminded of the historical nature of this activity. Photos are available of the 1958 Centennial Queen Pageant, if anyone would like to see them.

•Arts&Crafts/Commercial vendor applications (non-food), as well as parade entry forms, and Queen Pageant applications can be downloaded from or picked up at Town Hall in Crothersville.

•A line-dancing exposition will be held 6-6:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, just before the beginning of the 50s-60s Sock Hop, by The Country Kickers dance club. Local residents and CSC members Ron and Donna Pevlor are members of The Country Kickers.

•The next meeting of the Crothersville Sesquicentennial Committee will be this Thursday, (tomorrow) at 6 p.m. at the Crothersville Libary. All activity chairs are urged to be present to give brief reports on their committee’s progress.

•Booth fees are being waived for all non-profit orgs. However, an application must be filled out and turned in so booth space can be assigned. If your non-profit org is planning to participate, please pick up an application at Town Hall or at the Library and turn in ASAP.

•Rita Ibershoff asks that all who have antiques/memorabilia/old photos/collections to share in the Antiques display at the new gym, call her at Verizon Cell 859-582-8697 ASAP. Arrangements and booth assignments must be made for the display. “I need help with this activity. Anyone who can help needs to call me!”

•The Bessie Lowe Memorial Pie-Baking Contest is being shaped up by CSC member Dolly Bradshaw. Bessie Lowe, a 1924 graduate of CHS, was an excellent fruit pie baker and member of the Crothersville Methodist Church. She baked pies and donated them for the Methodist food stand at the Jackson County Fair for many years. The contest will unfold on Friday, Sep 12, at the new Methodist Annex located at 116 N. Armstrong Street in Crothrsville. Pies need to be turned in between by 10 a.m. on Sept. 12 in one of three categories: Fruit, Cream or Specialty Pies. (No meat pies or pizza pie will be permitted.) Entry fee is $1. Limit of one pie per category per entrant. Judging will commence at 10:30 a.m., with winners announced at noon. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. The 1st place pies in all categories, along with the Grand Champion Prize winning pie, will be auctioned off as soon as the winners are announced at noon. The rest of the pies will be sold by the slice for $1 each, or $5 per pie. All proceeds will be donated to The Crothersville Methodist Church in memory of Mrs Lowe.