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Cory Apple Festival to begin Friday

Sunday, September 23, 2012

CORY -- The Cory Volunteer Fire Department and Cory community will present the 43rd Cory Apple Festival Sept. 28-30.

The event is sponsored by the Cory Volunteer Fire Department and community residents.

Initially, it was set up to help keep the old Cory High School maintained as a community center. However, now the event is the sole fundraiser for the volunteer fire department and first responders.

The weekend will begin with the Firemen's Breakfast with the Hi-99 Waking Crew in the Cory Firehouse from 6-10 a.m.

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

Events will include a Karaoke Singing Contest, Golf Scramble at Hoosier Hills Golf Course, Cornhole Tournament, Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, Kids Games, Car and Motorcycle Show, Fatboy Dan's Redneck Lawnmower Derby, Garden Tractor Pull, Parade and entertainment.

The Bad Apple Saloon will feature a beer garden and live music all weekend.

Craft, flea market, antique, yard sale and food booths will be featured throughout the town.

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. Perry Township residents will have their fees waived.

The Hoosier Hills Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. There will be awards. Call 812-864-2304 to register.

A cornhole tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Registration will start at noon.

Saturday, Sept. 29, will feature the car and motorcycle show. The show will run from noon-4 p.m. Judging will be at 2 p.m., and awards will be presented at 4 p.m.

There will be cash drawings conducted every half hour and DJ music will be performed. Pre-registration cost 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 2013 show. Registration will be $10 the day of the event. The event is organized by Charlie Tipton. Call 446-2612 or e-mail justcruisin95@aol.com for more information.

Back again this year will be Fat Boy Dan's Redneck Lawnmower Derby. It will take place on the main festival grounds from 1-4 p.m.

Registration will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Anyone interested in participating in the derby should be 18-older and bring their own helmet and lawnmower with a $25 registration fee.

There will be cash prizes ($300 for first-place) and trophies.

A Women's Powder Puff Derby will also be offered. There will be no entry fee and trophies will be presented to the top three finishers. For more information, rules and video of previous entries, log on to www.fatboydanfishing.com.

A Garden Tractor Pull will take place Friday, Sept. 28, from 7-10 p.m.

The parade will take place Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. Any person or organization interested in participating should contact Sarah Reeves at 812-241-6734 or sarahbeth522@gmail.com for more information.

Further information may be accessed by calling 812-864-2229 or 812-230-6117.

Cory is located east of Terre Haute on State Road 46. Those interested in attending should look for the apple sign.

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I love the Cory Apple Festival!!

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 11:17 AM

I do too, it's always a lot of fun. Saturday and Sunday are suppost to be beautiful days, so I think it's going to be a great festival.

-- Posted by CALL'EM AS I C'M on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 1:06 PM

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