Weather, Crowds Smile On Red, White & Blue Festival

It was a rare Red, White & Blue Festival in Crothersville this past weekend.

There was no rain, no wind storms; just bright sunshine making it ideal 3-day community festival weather.

“We had good crowds each night,” said festival director Sherry Bridges.

During opening ceremonies on Thursday night the Hickerson brothers- Miles, Bob, Junior, Jimmy, Jack and Billy-all natives of Crothersville, the six siblings served in the military at times beginning in 1942 and ending in 1979.

There were a variety of contests during the community festival.

In Saturday’s Pet & Bike Parade, Jazlin Gibson was first, Tylan & Corbin Adair wer second; third place went to Callie Arnold and 4th went to Nolan Brandenburg.

In the Festival Pie Contest, Carolyn Tyrledge took Best of Show with her rhubard pie.

Bonnie Masters took first place in the fruit pie competition for her caramel apple pie.

Carolyn Rutledge repeated as a winner in the cream pie division for her cocoanut cream pie.

Your specialty competition was won by Kathie Keith for her blubarb pie.

Navy veteran and former local postal worker Ed Hall was the festival parade marshal.

Cami Keasler (center) was named the Princess of the 37th annual Red, White & Blue Festival last Thursday evening. Keasler is the daughter of Corey and Angie Keasler.

First Runner-Up was Morgan Banks (left), daughter of Steve & Stephanie Brumett. SecondĀ  runner-up was Shea Reynolds (right) daughter of Tyson & Lori Reynolds.

The Crothersville VFW Post 1083 Color Guard led off this year’s parade.

The Crothersville Subway crew were a part of the 37th Festival parade.

Antique Tractors of all colors…including pink…were a part of the festival parade.