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Town set for Apple Festival

Monday, August 31, 2009

CORY -- The Cory Volunteer Fire Department and community will present the 40th Cory Apple Festival Sept. 25-27.

Featured meals at the firehouse include a hog roast, Jonah Fish Fry and chicken noodle dinner.

Participants are currently needed for the one-mile fun run/walk and 5K race, golf scramble at Hoosier Hills, Cornhole Tournament, Kiddie Pedal Pull, Car and Motorcycle Show, Redneck Riding Lawnmower Demolition Derby, Tractor Pull and Parade.

Craft, flea markets, antiques, yard sales and food booths will be featured all around town.

Rock, country, folk and gospel music will also be featured.

Booth space is still available for anyone interested in having a craft, flea market or antique stand. To reserve a spot, call Lana Hendrix at 812-864-2229. The fee will be waived for Cory residents interested in booth spaces. However, all foot booth spaces have been filled.

The one-mile fun run/walk, followed by a 5K race will take place Saturday, Sept. 26.

Registration will be from 8-8:30 a.m. The one-mile will begin at 8:45 a.m., with the 5K starting at approximately 9 a.m.

Early registration is encouraged before Sept. 10. Cost is $18 for adults and $10 for children 11-under and the fee includes T-shirt and awards.

Entrance fee the day of the race is $20 for adults and $15 for children.

A special award will be given this year to the best apple-themed entrant.

Forms may be printed from online at www.wvrr.org and by clicking Area Races and Cory Race.

Call Kim Jackson at 812-864-2422 for further information.

Hoosier Hills Golf Course will also sponsor at golf scramble Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be awards. For more information and to register, call the course at 812-864-2304.

A Cornhole Tournament will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26. Registration will begin at noon.

The Car and Motorcycle show has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, as well. Last year, the show drew a crowd of 120 vehicles. The show will run from noon-4 p.m. Judging will end at 2 p.m., and awards will be presented at 4 p.m.

There will be cash drawings every half hour and DJ music all afternoon.

Pre-registration is $8 and is 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 the day of the show will cost $10.

The event has been organized by Charlie Tipton. For more information, call Tipton at 446-2612 or e-mail justcruisin95@aol.com.

Stanford's Redneck Riding Lawnmower Demolition Derby is back this year as well. The event will take place at the main festival grounds from 1-4 p.m.

Registration will be from noon-1 p.m. Anyone interested in participating in the derby should be 18-years-old and bring their own helmet and lawnmower. Cost to compete is $25.

There will be cash prizes and trophies available.

A Women's Powder Puff Derby will also take place and there is no entry fee. Trophies will be presented to the top three finishers.

More information may be obtained at www.fatboydanfishing.com.

A Garden Tractor Pull will take place from 3-6 p.m.

The parade for the festival will take place Sunday, Sept. 27, starting at 3 p.m.

Any person or organization interested in participated may call Valerie Fry at 812-236-6245 or show up at the lineup site just south of the Nazarene Church in Cory between 2-3 p.m.

For more information, call 812-864-2229.

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