Fall Festival committee members are planning an entertainment-
and contest-packed event for September 17, 18 and 19.
Above are, from left, in front Rhonda Srofe and Jennifer Krider.
In back are Cindy Duggins and Carol Eberly
(Tribune-News photo by TRSmith)
The 2010 South Whitley Fall Festival offers up an assortment of entertainments, contests and food offerings for everyone.
A tentative schedule has been released by the festival committee, headed up by Rhonda Srofe, Cindy Duggins, Jennifer Krider and Carol Eberly, for the September 17, 18 and 19 event.
The South Whitley Public Library is hosting a photography show and book sale from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Patrons and visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite set of photographs.
AmVets Post #2919 will have a beef and noodle dinner Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.; chicken on the grill Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a pool tournament at 7 p.m. and karaoke at 8 p.m.; and breakfast Sunday from 7 to 10 a.m.
The Shindigz Stage, set up at Carol’s Corner on the corner of State and Columbia streets, features a performance by Rick Barton Friday at 8 p.m., followed by a Memories Slideshow at dusk sponsored by Eberly Photography and Videography; W.C. and the Field plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday and the Huckleberry Blue Band performs Sunday at 2 p.m.
Elvis Presley impersonator Brent Cooper gives his “Memories of the King”show at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Town Park gazebo. This event is sponsored by the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren.
Continuous events include amusement rides by Top Notch Amusements who will establish a State Street Midway, food and vendor booths on Front Street, along with an information booth manned by Whitley County Chamber of Commerce members, also on Front Street.
The Cleveland Township Fire Department members will begin registration for the second annual Dewy’s Run, an Adam Schrader benefit, Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. The fire station is also the site of the Lion’s Club tenderloin, fish and onion ring fry from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Bingo at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Cleveland Township Fire Department and area businesses.
The five kilometer run starts at the fire station with registration from, 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., Sunday. The race has an 8 a.m. start. The firemen are hosting a hog roast Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.
The talent show is Saturday at the Town Park gazebo beginning at 10 a.m. and a ping pong tournament starts at 1 p.m. at the AmVets Post.
Saturday’s parade line up is at 2 p.m. at Whitko High School. The kiddie parade line up starts at 3:45 p.m. at the corner of Mulberry and Main streets. The parade begins at 4 p.m. and proceeds east on Mulberry, turning north on Main Street.
The famous bed race starts at 5 p.m. on State Street.
The car show registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday on North State Street. The event is sponsored by Stafco, J.G. Cabinet and Counter, Blair Seamless guttering and the AmVets Ladies Auxiliary. Show awards will be announced at 3 p.m.
Turning Point Church will host a community worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the gazebo.
A cornhole tournament is at noon on Columbia Street Sunday; a greased watermelon race is at 1 p.m. in the town park; the pickle spittin’ contest is at 2:30 p.m., also at town park; and the chicken drop begins at 4 p.m. at the Shindigz Stage.