Summer Cookout With The Country Ramblers Saturday To Benefit Sesquicentennial

The Crothersville Sesquicentennial Committee has been busy making plans for their monthly fund raising dinner to be held 4-8 p.m., Saturday, June 21 at the Crothersville Fire Department. The group has been having fund-raising dinners for the past 4 months to help raise funds for the Sesquicentennial celebration to be held September 11-14, 2008 in Crothersville.

“We are thrilled to announce that we will again have live music for the diner’s enjoyment at our June fund-raising dinner,” said dinner chair person Vickie Byrd.

Entertianing this month will be “Nell & Buck And The Country Ramblers”, a popular group of local musicians. Members of the country music band are Nell Lewis, Ivan “Buck” Harris, Sherrill Street, and Denver Sparkman, all from the Crothersville-Vernon Township area. “We might even have a mystery musician or two!” says Nell Lewis.

On the grill will be a choice of entrees: Barbecue or Lemon Pepper Chicken or Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwich, with Chicken Drumsticks available for the youngsters; Oven Roasted Potatoes; Sweet Corn Medley; chilled assorted salads and desserts and drink. Prices range from $6.00 for Adults and children age 12 and older; $4.00 for childlren under age 12 and Free for infants and toddlers.

A silent auction will be held from 4-7:30 PM.

The funds for the Crothersville Sesquicentennial Committee are administered by the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

For more information on CSC’s activities or any aspect of the upcoming September local history festival, contact Rita Ibershoff, at 859-582-8697, e-mail:; Donna Crafton at 317-512-6143, e-mail:; or Linda Seals at 812-793-2311 or 793-2322, e-mail: