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Former Major Leaguer to appear at area festival

Thursday, September 2, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Seven-time Major League All-Star and former runner-up for the Cy Young award Lee Smith, will highlight the Grand Slam Music Fest in Greencastle, Saturday, Sept. 11.

From 3-11 p.m., a section of Greencastle's square will be dedicated to a celebration of food, music and games in honor of Almost Home's 20-year anniversary as Putnam County's preeminent culinary destination.

All ages are welcome and admission is free.

Games will include a ping pong and corn hole tournament.

Smith pitched for the Chicago Cubs from 1980-87 and later for the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Baltimore Orioles, among other squads.

He is the all-time leader in saves with 478. In 1,022 appearances, Smith tallied 1,251 strikeouts.

Musical appearances from Blues Side Up, the Chiggers and Ellusion will take place on the outdoor courthouse stage and additional entertainment at the Swizzle Stick (for those 21-over) will begin at 5 p.m.

Owner of Almost Home, Gail Smith, said she is, "excited to bring Lee Smith, such an amazing player, to Greencastle to help celebrate."

Almost Home has won many "Taste of Indiana" awards in the past 20 years. The restaurant opened in September 1990 as a small Tearoom, specializing in light lunches and homemade desserts.

It has evolved throughout the years into a popular neighborhood restaurant, specializing in "comfort foods." The restaurant is known for fresh, innovative and inspiring food, with high quality ingredients, a historic atmosphere and a friendly staff.

For more information, call 1-765-653-5788 or log on to www.almosthomerestaurant.com.

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