CENTER POINT -- The Center Point Fall Festival is set to take place Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the heart of Center Point on Main Street.
Dinner will be served out of the Center Point fire house beginning at 4:30 p.m. Pappy's Barbeque of Brazil will serve pulled pork. Side offerings are green beans, baked beans, coleslaw and applesauce. Ham and beans with cornbread will also be served. The Ashboro Ice Cream Social group will be on hand to serve homemade ice cream.
At 8 p.m., a raffle drawing will take place for various gifts and prizes. Shortly after, Milo Miller will provide music for a street dance.
The Jackson Township Band along with Louie Popejoy will provide additional music throughout the evening.
Bubbles the Clown and Glenna Cheeseman will be there to provide entertainment, activities and games for children.
Anyone wishing to "show up and show off" their favorite car, truck, tractor or motorcycle is free to do so as well.
Because of the ongoing drought, fireworks will not be displayed at this year's festival.
Karen Stearley, treasurer and co-chairman of the event, said the festival is "an evening where people can relax and have food and fellowship."
Stearley and the festival committee have also invited those on this year's upcoming election ballot (commissioners, state representatives, governors, etc.) to attend the event. Stearley noted the event will be a good opportunity for local citizens to meet these candidates and talk to them one-on-one if they attend.
The cost of the festival is free, with patrons only asked to give what they can in the form of a freewill donation. Food provided will be free, although there may be a charge for Ashboro ice cream.
Half of all donations received at the event will be given to the local fire department.
Local crafters wishing to sell items at the street festival are asked to contact Stearley at 812-835-2161 to reserve a spot. Spots are free, but sellers are asked to donate an item to the raffle with the reservation of their spot.