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Cory Apple Festival set to begin Friday

Sunday, September 20, 2009

CORY -- The Cory Apple Festival celebrates its 40th year this year.

The event will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Sponsored by the Volunteer Fire Department and citizens of the community to originally keep the old Cory High School maintained as a community center, it is now the sole fundraiser for the volunteer fire department.

New this year and open all three days is the Clear Creek Street Fest.

Included in it will be a beer garden and live entertainment. The tent will be located in town and open at noon.

The HI-99 Waking Crew will kick off the weekend early with a breakfast at the firehouse from 6-10 a.m.

Numerous craft, flea market and antique booths will be scattered throughout town.

As well, throughout the weekend, inflatable bounce houses and activities for children will be available.

A hog roast will take place from 4-8 p.m., at the firehouse with entertainment provided at the pavilion by the Outlaw Tuners (country/rock), from 6-10 p.m. Also playing at 6 p.m., for the Clear Creek Street Fest will be Respecting Betty (variety of classic/popular rock and country).

Saturday will be a busy day beginning with breakfast at 6 a.m., at the firehouse.

All booths are scheduled to be open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

A one-mile fun run/walk and 5K race will begin with registration at 8-8:30 a.m. The competitions will begin at 8:45 a.m., and 9 a.m., respectively.

Registration fees are $20 for adults and $15 for children and may be paid the day of the race. For more information, call 812-864-2422 or log on to www.wvrr.org.

Hoosier Hills Golf Course will host its annual golf scramble beginning at 9 a.m. For further information, call 812-864-2304.

Booths, the inflatable bounce houses and activities and helicopter rides will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

A Kiddie Pedal Pull will begin at 10 a.m., with registration 15 minutes prior at the pavilion. Age groups will be 3-4-, 5-7-, and 8-10-years-old. Trophies are sponsored by Mitchell Heating and Cooling.

The Jonah Fish Fry will start at noon and continue until 8 p.m. Carry out meals and sandwiches will be available along with sodas and desserts.

A Cruise-In From Car and Motorcycle Show will take place from noon-4 p.m. More than 120 models have been on display at previous festivals.

The DJ will present cash prizes every half hour. Judging will end at 2 p.m., and awards will be presented at 4 p.m.

Registration is $10 and may be paid the day of the show. For more information, call 446-2612 or e-mail justcruisin95@aol.com.

Stanford's Redneck Riding Lawnmower Demolition Derby is back this year.

The derby 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 must be 18-years-old 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 top three places. For more information, rules and video of previous events, visit www.fatboydanfishing.com.

There is no admission to watch the demolition. There will be entertainment for children between heats, a 50/50 drawing and a tractor raffle for instant participation in the feature round.

In addition, a Garden Tractor Pull will take place from 3-6 p.m.

The Cornhole Tournament will begin with registration at noon and competition starting at 1 p.m.

Entertainment scheduled for Saturday includes Bomarritter (4-6 p.m.), and Stacy Wagle and the Country Nomads (6-8 p.m.). Performances will take place at the pavilion. More entertainment may be heard by Shoes and Strings at the Clear Creek Street Fest tent at 6 p.m.

A blood drive will take place from 4-7 p.m. The bloodmobile will be located near the firehouse.

Sunday's festivities will kick off with the annual community worship service. It will begin with special musical guest and former Cory native, Nathan Rogers.

He will take the stage at 9:10 a.m., followed by a regular service at 9:30 a.m.

Booths, the inflatable bounce houses, activities and helicopter rides will begin immediately after the service and continue throughout the day.

A homemade chicken and noodle dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the firehouse.

Rogers will again perform from 1-2:30 p.m.

The parade will be the last scheduled event, beginning at 3 p.m. Anyone not registered, but wanting to be a part of the parade should be at the lineup between 2-3 p.m., south of the Cory Nazarene Church. Call 812-236-6245 for more information.

Cory is located southeast of Terre Haute on State Road 46.

All money raised from the hog roast, fish fry, chicken noodle dinner, apple stand, food stand and the $2 parking fees goes to the volunteer fire department and community funds.

For more information, log on to www.coryapplefestival.com, or call 812-864-2229.

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Is 40 years correct? My husband swears he was in the first festival which was 37 years ago.

-- Posted by Tess2 on Sun, Sep 20, 2009, at 6:14 PM

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