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Events Abound This Weekend in Knightstown
September 10, 2008 - Knightstown-area residents will be treated to a buffet of social events in what will be a very busy weekend for some and an enjoyable time for others who choose to partake.
Heading the list of activities is the Knightstown Chamber of Commerce’s annual Hoosier Fall Festival this weekend.
The Fall Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and again from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Public Square in downtown Knightstown.
On Saturday there will be live music throughout the day. Country-gospel entertainer Randy Gross will perform from 11 a.m. until noon. He will be followed from noon until 1 p.m. by Ron West, who will be playing oldies. From 2-3 p.m. Jennell Kelly will perform pop and country music, and the rock and blues band One Side Later will play from 3-4 p.m. Immediately following them the WCC Praise Band, a contemporary Christian music band, will perform from 4-5 p.m.
The final band of the night will be Generation Gap, a classic rock band that will play from 5-7 p.m.
Festivities planned for both days include an art show, crafts, antiques, a free pumpkin patch, Hoosier Gym tours, CKS Railroad rides, Little Smilin’ Choo-Choo rides, FFA Petting Zoo, delicious foods and much more.
Entertainment will return to the stage on Sunday, when Ron West will again play oldies from 1-2 p.m. He will be followed by country music artist Erika Smith from 2-3 p.m. The final musical group will be Psalms 28, a gospel group, from 3-4 p.m.
Also on Saturday, the Knightstown American Legion will be sponsoring the annual Legion “Day of Fun” at the Indiana Soldier’s and Sailor’s Children’s Home. In celebration of the annual event that draws legionnaires from across the state and nation, the Legion will be having ribeye steak specials Friday night that are open to the public, as well as special Sunday breakfast from 7-9 a.m. of sausage gravy, biscuits, hash browns and scrambled eggs, with juice or coffee for just $5. The public is also invited to the breakfast.
The Legion’s festivities at the ISSCH will occur Sunday.
Many local residents are expected to participate in “Cassie’s Cause”, a five-kilometer walk and run that helps to commemorate the life of a young Knightstown woman who died of a heroin overdose in Knightstown last year.
Cassie Taylor’s death gave rise to “Cassie’s Cause”, a volunteer group aimed at bringing awareness to the hazards of drug addiction.
The walk/run will take place on Saturday and will start at 9 a.m. at the shelter house in Sunset Park. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and continues on to 8:45 a.m. Each participant will receive a T-shirt.
For more information, contact Kay Denney at 345-5562 or Amanda Nelson at 765-524-2299. Checks should be made payable to the Henry County DARE program. Registration forms are also available at www.myspace.com/cassiescause.
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