5/22/2013 2:30:00 PM Salute veterans at Crothersville Red, White, Blue Fest
The 38th annual salute to our veterans and "Old Glory" will take place in Crothersville at their Red, White & Blue Festival to be held June 13-15, according to Sherry Bridges, festival director. All of the entertainment is nearly full and there will be a mix of country, bluegrass and gospel music available. New this year to the festival will be a fiddle contest with the winter receiving $100. For the youth, "Lasting Hope," a Christian rock band will be in concert. Going back to the roots of the festival, the Crothersville High School staff will sponsor the prince and princess contest. Years ago the prince was dropped from the contest and the yearbook staff has chosen to bring it back. Wendy Lynn Adams, who played Miss Nurse Good-Body on Hee-Haw, will be performing Friday and Saturday. There will also be lots of contests during the festival including: an Ugly Woman contest, a photo contest, cornhole tourney, golf scramble and pie and cake baking contests. The talent show and pet and bike parade will be Saturday, June 15 at noon and the Crothersville PTO will sponsor the baby contest. The Jimmy Stewart Memorial 3/3 basketball tourney will tip off on Saturday morning, June 15. "Grandview Junction" will be performing Friday night; Crothersvilleís own, Linda Miller Musselwhite is a member of the bluegrass, gospel band. Also, Crothersville's "Southern Comfort" will close out the festival on Saturday evening. A 5K run/walk, sponsored by the Crothersville Class of 2016, will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. The antique farm machinery show is becoming one of the bigger displays in southern Indiana. Another great show is anticipated. Other highlights will be the petting zoo and pony rides by Terry and Susan Hatfield of Port Lavaca, TX and Derby City Amusements will provide the carnival. Arm bands can be purchased at the Crothersville Peopleís Bank at a reduced price of $12. The festival media director is Brady Riley and information can be viewed at www.rwbfestival.com or like us on Facebook. Booth spaces are filling up quickly and some events are still in the planning stages. For more information, contact Bridges at 812-569-0407.