Let the Good Times Roll
by Rhonda Bennett
Let the Good Times Roll in Corydon Aug. 10 through 13 for Old Settlers. The carnival opens on Thurs., Aug. 11 at 5 p.m., along with Old Settlers windows. Be sure to buy your carnival tickets prior to Aug. 9 at noon. Unlimited rides are $50, good for all three days. You will get a ticket to take the carnival ticket office and get a wristband, good for all three days. A 24-card ticket is $18 pre-sale or $24 after noon on Aug. 9. Tickets are available at Corydon State Bank, Great Western Bank, The Flower Pot or The Hair Lodge. The will be a great selection of kiddie and adult rides.
Taking the bandstand is Peter Brunette, juggler extraordinaire, at 7:30 p.m. Brunette combines daring stunts and hilarious comedy in his show. The Corydon Rotary will be having a good ole fashioned ice cream social beginning at 6:30 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 11 the hospitality tent and carnival open at 5 p.m. On the bandstand at 7:30 p.m. will be The Pastmaster playing 60s and 70s music, so get your dancing shoes on! Anthony Koester and The Skunk River Band will play country music near the hospitality tent on the south side of the courthouse beginning at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 12, the day begins with an omelet breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the bandstand, sponsored by Corydon Community Betterment. The George Saling 5K, 10K and two-mile run and walk begins at 8 a.m. on the north side of the square, with registration from 7-7:45 a.m.
There will be a cribbage tournament in the Wayne Community High School lunchroom beginning at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m. is a vendor fair on the southwest corner of the square. At 9:30 a.m. are childrenís games on the north side of the square with cash prizes.
The Laplanders Quilt Show and will be held at the United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will also have items for sale, so check it out!
The kiddie parade will begin at 11:15 a.m. with registration beginning at 10:45 a.m. All children 12 and under are encouraged to participate, lineup is on the northeast corner of the square. Please no horses or motorcycles.
Also at 11 a.m. the hospitality tent will open.
Lineup for the parade runs at noon at the northeast corner of the square. The big parade begins at 1 p.m. sharp!
The Old Settlers Program begins at 2 p.m. with the oldest male and female, longest married couple, the twin contest and the Old Settler speaker, Charles Hughes.
At 4 p.m. on the north side of the square will be the firemanís water ball fight and the All Class Reunion in the air conditioned high school lunchroom.
7 p.m. the New Red Onion Jazz band returns to the Corydon bandstand
On the hospitality stage Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight is After Shock Tribute Band playing 80s tributes.
New this year is a worship service at 10 a.m. on the courthouse lawn.
Bring your lawn chairs and have lots of fun!