Submitted by Valerie Fry
The Cory Volunteer Fire Department and the Cory Community will be presenting the 39th Annual Cory Apple Festival, Sept. 26, 27, 28.
Featured meals at the Firehouse include a Hog Roast, Jonah Fish Fry and Chicken Noodle Dinner.
There will be a One Mile Fun Run/Walk and 5K Race. Hoosier Hills will sponsor a Golf Scramble. During the weekend there will be a Car and Motorcycle Show, a Redneck Riding Lawnmower Demolition Derby, Parade, Mechanical Bull and live Rock, Country and Gospel music.
All around town you will find plenty of Craft, Flea Market, Antique, Yard Sale and Food Booths.
Booth space is still available for anyone interested in having a craft, flea market, antique or food booth. To reserve your spot, contact Lana Hendrix at 812-864-2229. If you are a Cory resident the fee will be waived.
A little extra help is always useful when it comes to community dinners. Anyone with some extra time to lend a hand with serving, preparing and clean-up for the Hog Roast, Fish Fry or Chicken Noodle Dinner we would love to have the help. Stop in at the Firehouse and we can put you to work.
Also, we would like to call upon all of the fine baker's in the area that would be willing to donate pies to be sold along with the meals during the weekend.
The One Mile Fun Run and Walk, followed by a 5K Race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27. Registration will be from 8-8:30am. The One Mile will begin at 8:45am with the 5K starting at approximately 9:00am.
Early registration is encouraged before Sept. 15. $18 (adult) and $10 (children 11 and under) fees include t-shirts and awards. Entrance fee the day of the race is $20 (adult) and $15 (child). A special award will be given out this year to the best apple themed entrant. Forms can be printed from online at www.wvrr.org. Select Area Races and Cory Race. Contact Kim Jackson at 812-864-2422 with any further questions.
Hoosier Hills Golf Course will sponsor a golf scramble Saturday, Sept. 27 starting at 8:30 a.m. There will be awards. Contact Hoosier Hills to register early at 812-864-2304.
Saturday will be the Car and Motorcycle Show. Last year drew a crowd of 120 vehicles for display. The show will run from noon-4 p.m. Judging will end at 2 p.m. and awards presented at 4 p.m.
There will be cash drawings held every half hour and DJ music all afternoon. Pre-registration is $8 due by Sept. 15. All pre-registers will receive a t-shirt, dash plaque and be entered into a drawing for a free entry for the 2009 show.
Registration will be $10 the day of the show. The event is organized by Charlie Tipton. He can be reached at 812-446-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New this year, on Saturday, will be Stanford's Redneck Riding Lawnmower Demolition Derby. It will be held across from the main festival grounds from 1-4 p.m.
Registration will be from noon to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in participating in the derby should be 18 years of age and bring their own helmet and lawnmower with a $25 registration fee. There will be cash prizes and trophies.
A Women's Powder Puff Derby will also be offered, there is no entry fee and trophies will be presented to the first three places.
Further note that CMT will have a crew present to film the event for Country Fried Home Videos! For more information, rules and video of previous events, check out www.fatboydanfishing.com.
The parade will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. Any person or organization interested in participating can call Valerie Fry at 236-6245 or show up at the line-up site just south of the Nazarene Church in Cory between 2-3pm.
Any other questions should be directed to 812-864-2229. For anyone unfamiliar with the area, Cory is a small town located just East of Terre Haute on State Road 46. Look for the Apple Sign.