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Thursday, August 27, 2009

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SALINE CITY -- The annual Saline City Labor Day Picnic has been scheduled for Sept. 5-7, at Graves Field in the town.

The annual bluegrass festival is a benefit to raise money for The Bill Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund and the American Cancer Society.

The three-day event will take place at Graves Field in Saline City, located one mile west of State Road 59, off County Road 125 S.

Several bluegrass bands are scheduled to appear at the three-day event, including Birch Creek, The Grimes Girls, Olivia Smiley and Company, The Denman Family, Slat Cured, Deep Fryed Acoustiblasters, Lost River Risin', Crooked Creek, Marble Hill, Diamond Hill Station, New Terrain, Coon Holler Kids, Hoosier Hills Bluegrass Band, Common Ground, Sweetgrass, the New Old Timers, Bunkum Valley Boys, Flat Mountain, Silver Strings, Reaching Higher, Grandview Junction, Louie Popejoy and The Heirs of Bluegrass and many more.

The event kicks off Saturday, Sept. 5, with a breakfast from 7-10 a.m., provided by the Clay City Band Boosters.

Co-ed softball games begin at 7 a.m., as well, and a golf scramble at Hoosier Hills Golf Course, is planned to start at 8 a.m.

The Saline City Picnic Association's annual Jonah Fish Fry will take place at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5.

Live entertainment will begin at 3 p.m., and a truck pull is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

The Clay City Band Boosters will provide breakfast again Sunday, Sept. 6, from 7-10 a.m., and co-ed softball games begin at 7 a.m.

Bluegrass for Billy begins at 9 a.m., that day, and a church service has been scheduled for 10 a.m.

Bluegrass for Billy will continue at 11 a.m., and run throughout the day.

Beginning at 11 a.m., and lasting until 8 p.m., the Clay City Band Boosters will serve chicken and noodles, Salisbury steak or roast beef dinners.

In addition, a mini-rod tractor pull is set for noon and a tractor pull is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

The band boosters will again provide breakfast from 7-10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 7, followed by men's softball games at 8 a.m.

Bluegrass for Billy will begin at 10 a.m., and last throughout the day.

The band boosters will provide dinners again from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Baby contests are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., with the Cutest Baby contest, followed by the Little Prince and Princess of Saline contest (1:30 p.m.), and the Little Mister and Miss Saline City contest (2 p.m.)

The event will conclude with a bunny catch and greased pig contest at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 7.

There is no charge for parking for the event.

No alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the grounds.

Saline City Labor Day Picnic

The following is a list of scheduled events for the Saline City Annual Labor Day Picnic, set for Sept. 5-7:

Saturday, Sept. 5

7-10 a.m. -- Clay City Band Boosters Breakfast

7 a.m. -- Co-ed Softball games begin

8 a.m. -- Golf Scramble

4 p.m. -- Saline City Picnic Association's Annual Jonah Fish Fry

2-5:30 p.m. -- Registration -- weigh-in for Truck Pull

3-4:30 p.m. -- Stage Entertainment (Dickey James and the Blue Flames)

4:30 p.m. -- Live Entertainment (updated information, go to www.bluegrassforbilly.com)

5:30 p.m. -- ITPA Truck Pull

Sunday, Sept. 6

7-10 a.m. -- Clay City Band Boosters Breakfast

7 a.m. -- Co-ed Softball games begin

9 a.m. -- Bluegrass for Billy begins

10 a.m. -- Church service

11 a.m. -- Bluegrass for Billy continues -- all day and evening

11 a.m.-8 p.m. -- Chicken and noodles, Salisbury steak or roast beef dinner, served by Clay City Band Boosters

Noon -- Tri County Pullers Association -- Mini Rod Tractor Pull

2-5:30 p.m. -- Registration -- weigh-in for Tractor Pull

5:30 p.m. -- Tractor Pull

Monday, Sept. 7

7-10 a.m. -- Clay City Band Boosters Breakfast

8 a.m. -- Men's Softball games begin

10 a.m. -- Bluegrass for Billy begins -- all day and evening

11 a.m.-8 p.m. -- Chicken and noodles, Salisbury steak or roast beef dinner, served by Clay City Band Boosters

12:30 p.m. -- Registration for Baby Contest

1 p.m. -- Cutest Baby Contest

1 p.m. -- Registration for Prince and Princess Contest

1:30 p.m. -- Little Prince and Princess of Saline Contest

1:30 p.m. -- Registration for Little Mister and Miss Saline City

2 p.m. -- Little Mister and Miss Saline City Contest

2:30 p.m. -- Bunny catch and greased pig contest



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