Veterans Invited To Special 40th Festival Parade Walk

The Crothersville Red White & Blue Festival along with the Crothersville community takes great pride in saluting the community’s veterans. For over 25 years veterans have been honored during opening ceremonies on Thursday evening.

To commemorate the 40th Festival the committee will celebrate with a 40-40-40. “We are asking for 40 Veterans to walk the last 40 feet of the parade in celebration of the 40th Festival,” said festival director Sherry Bridges. “Understanding some veterans will need assistance, a family member is encouraged to walk with them. Veterans may wear full dress uniform, their hat or patriotic attire.”

To sign up to walk, veterans can call Doris Kovener at 812-793-2573.

The CHS Class of 2016 will sponsor a 5K run/walk on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. in front of the high school.

The antique farm machinery show has become one the bigger attractions of the annual community festival. Organizer’s Kevin & Melanie Hoevener anticipate another great show.

Always a crowd draw, the Baby Contest registration will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, in the main gym. Judging begins at 3:30 p.m. Categories are birth to three months, four to seven months, eight to 12 months, 13 to 24 months, 25 to 36 months and 37 to 48 months. First, second and third place will be awarded to a boy and a girl in each category. Entry fee is $5.00. The winners will be announced from the stage at 6pm

The Little Miss and Mister Red, White, & Blue is a contest for boys and girls ages five to seven years old. Children must be dressed in patriotic colors and will be asked a few simple questions. Judging will be based on confidence, poise and stage presentation. Entry fee is $10. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym with judging to begin at 3:30 p.m. Winners will be announced from the stage at 6:15. The Crothersville Elementary PTO is sponsoring both contests.

The RWB Parade will step off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. To sign up to participate call Marion Gill at 812-523-1889.

All information can be found on the festival web site at Or you can find us on Facebook.