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Cory Apple Festival slated

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The 2008 Cory Apple Festival will take place Sept. 26- 28.

At 6 a.m., Friday and Saturday, people may arrive early to enjoy breakfast at the Cory Volunteer Fire Department firehouse (Adults $5 and children 12 and under for $3).

At 7 a.m., Sunday, people may enjoy a breakfast of biscuits and gravy that will be served at the food stand.

At 9 a.m., each day of the event, people may start visiting the many craft, flea market, antique, yard sale and specialty food booths. On Saturday and Sunday, the mechanical bull and inflatables also open for use.

On Friday, musical entertainment will be provided 5-8 p.m., at the Pavilion by the lite rock band, The Chiggers.

On Saturday, fun outdoor activities include the Hoosier Hills Golf Scramble (8:30 a.m., east of Cory on State Road 46), the One-Mile Fun Run/Walk and 5K Race (8:45 a.m., east of the firehouse), a Car and Motorcycle Show (noon-4 p.m., east end of Cory), Stanford's Redneck Riding Lawnmower Demolition Derby (1-4 p.m., east of grounds) and a Cornhole Tournament, sponsored by the Clay City Softball Program (pre-register with Roger Rhodes for $20 per two-man team between noon-1 p.m., with event starting immediately afterward).

A blood drive will also take place at the firehouse, from 4-7 p.m.

Two bands perform at the Pavilion on Saturday. Bomar Ritter takes the stage 2-4 p.m., while Stacy Waggle and The County Nomads perform 6-8 p.m.

On Sunday, the Cory Apple Festival Parade begins at 3 p.m., and the gospel quartet Open Hearts perform twice at the Pavilion, once in the morning at 9:10-9:30 a.m. before the Community Worship Service starts at 9:30-10 a.m., and then again 1-2:30 p.m.

After working up an appetite walking around Cory, visitors can enjoy hearty dinners (Adults $7 and children 12 and under for $4) that will be served at firehouse during the festival. There will be a Hog Roast Friday, a Jonah Fish Fry Saturday and a chicken noodle dinner Sunday.

All proceeds from the events benefit the Cory Volunteer Fire Department and the $2 parking fees are divided between the fire department and a community fund.

For more information about the 2008 Cory Apple Festival, log onto the web site www.coryapplefestival.com.

Still available

Spots are still available for the 2008 Cory Apple Festival Parade held Sunday, Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. Any person or organization interested in participating can contact Valerie Fry at 812-236-6245 or show up at the line-up site south of the Nazarene Church in Cory between 2-3 p.m.

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