Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lawrenceville Fall Festival 1967

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Annual Fall Festival  1967

Thursday is the opening day for Lawrenceville’s Fall Festival. There will be more and bigger rides.  
Booths will dot the courthouse square and offer a variety of interesting and appetizing delicacies, as well as other attractions. From 4 to 6 o’clock a pet show will be held. Thursday night the teen center will stage a street dance featuring a musical group from Evansville. Friday's big feature will be a square dance with colorful costumes and a real hoedown cast. Another pet show will be staged on Friday between the hours of 4-6. Saturday starts with a big auction at 10 AM. The big attraction Saturday will be recording star Claude King who will put on two performances starting at 3 and 8 PM accompanied by the Big River Boys.

In keeping with the festival’s theme of ‘Preview to Sesquicentennial,” Lawrenceville will take on a look reminiscent of its early days. The old lamplighter will be lighting up the gas lamps especially erected around the square for the occasion. Store personnel will be attired in old-fashioned costumes and Roy Boatman’s old thresher steam engine will be puffing to add nostalgic for those who remember ‘the good old days’ on the farm when it was threshing time.

Lawrenceville stores will be open till 8pm during the festival. Items of historic interest will be on display in various store windows and entries may be entered up to 6 PM Friday to be eligible for the $50 in prizes for the first, second and third best entries for the most interesting items of historic importance.  
Mr and Mrs George Brefogle mark the sidewalk
 in the area reserved for the Fall Festival booths. 

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