New Events Coming To Red, White & Blue Festival

Several new events have been announced for next month’s Crothersville Lions Club, Reb, White & Blue Festival on June 10-12.
Those attending CARD’s second Flea Market can look forward to a variety of merchandise, as well as a variety of concessions, including hot dogs, chips, cobbler, soft drinks, root beer floats, and tacos in a bag.
The local organization, Crothersville Area Revitalization and Development, looks forward to another successful event on Saturday, June 12, and encourages everyone to stop by and check out the Indoor Flea Market at the Crothersville-Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department during the community’s Red, White & Blue Festival.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a 50/50 drawing at 1:45.
CARD’s funds are administered by the Community Foundation of Jackson County, and are used for CARD projects which will benefit Crothersville area residents. Prospective non-food vendors or those with questions or comments are asked to contact Cheri Dorsey (793-3389), or Tracy Karnes (498-4448 or
The Crothersville Police Department at 404 Moore Street Crothersville Indiana will be offering free Finger Printing and DNA Kits to children accompanied by their parents during the Red White and Blue Festival.
All information gathered will be given to parents for use in the event their child is missing or abducted.
Police will be offering the identification session on June 10 & 11 from noon to 8 p.m. and on June 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
The Tri-County Conservation Club will be sponsoring a Corn Hole Tourney on June 12, weather permitting, at the Crothersville Lions Club Red, White & Blue Festival. Sign up will be at 10 am, 10:30 am will be practice & 11 am is 1st Pitch. This is a double elimination tourney with 50% payback of the total received, for 1st & 2nd Place winners.
There is a $20 a team entry fee. Call Terry @ 523-3869 or 498-4151 for any for information.
A Dog Show will be held Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. following the parade at the Crothersville Lions Club Red, White and Blue Festival.
Pre-registration and $5 entry fee are required by June 9.
Categories for 2010 are: most hair, longest ears, shortest legs, and longest nose. The $5 entry fee per dog is required for each category entered but a dog may win in only one category. The show is limited to 20 dogs, 5 in each category.
To pre-register, send name of dog, owner’s name, address, phone number and category with required entry fee to: Dog Show, c/o Red, White, and Blue Festival, P.O. Box 102, Crothersville, Indiana 47229 by June 9.
Dogs must be on a sturdy leash and have proof of rabies inoculation.
Born Again’ Motorcycle Ministry of Indiana along with Uniontown Baptist Church will be hosting a 7 Class Bike Show at the 35th Annual Red, White and Blue Festival in June.
The motorcyclists registering for the Bike Show will be given an American Flag to display on their bike and riders may also participate in the Festival Parade. All Bikes must be set up on Preston Street in front of the ‘Born Again’ Motorcycle Ministry booth on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. for judging. The registration fee to enter the Bike Show will be $10. Trophies for 1st place in 7 different Bike Classes will be presented at 6pm. Registration for the Bike Show will be open until 2pm on Saturday when the judging begins. All proceeds from the Bike Show will go to the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation.
Irvin and Jill Benge of Crothersville began the motorcycle ministry as Brothers of Thunder Motorcycle Ministry in December 1999. In 2004 their name was changed to ‘Born Again’ Motorcycle Ministry of Indiana. Sons of Thunder Motorcycle Ministry in Chesapeake VA. is still their sister ministry. They participate in different motorcycle events throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, sharing the love of Christ.
For many years the Benge’s hosted a Veterans Memorial Ride through several counties, stopping at different Veterans Memorials. One of the largest rides in the area held in 2007 with over 120 motorcyclists participating, was to help Patriot, Indiana raise money for their Veterans Memorial.
Irvin Benge served in the USMC from 1972-1988 and daughter, Theresa, serves as a nurse in the US Army. She has seen tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Benge’s have served Pastors at Uniontown Baptist Church since July 2009.
For more information about the Bike Show, Church or Motorcycle Ministry, contact Irvin and Jill at 793-2577.