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50th Annual Scotland Festival Celebration Saturday
Updated September 16, 2014 7:56 AM | Filed under: Event
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(SCOTLAND) - The 50th Scotland Festival Celebration will be held this Saturday at the quaint village located on the southern part of Greene County near the intersection of US 231, I-69, and State Road 45/58.

The event will kick off at 7 a.m. with the annual Breakfast served by the Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department at the new fire station.

Starting at 9 a.m., vendors will open their stands offering a variety of goods, along with the Official Scotland Souvenir Stand selling collectibles.

To celebrate the festival's 50 years running, hourly drawings to win $50 will take place. You can register to win at the souvenir stand. All winners must be present at the time of the drawings.

The festival committee is also encouraging attendees to dress in old fashioned costumes like they did when the festival began to celebrate the history of the town.

The Brick Star Studio will also open at 9 a.m. for a quilt show and art display by the late Lenore Cady and following at 10:00 a.m. the historical hotel and barber shop will open for self-guided tours.

This year on the Music Wagon, Lost River Risin' will start the day at 10 a.m.

Bret Raper & Friends will follow from 11 a.m. until noon and there will be a Memory Hour with special guests from past festivals including a group that sang at the very first festival.

Robby Feutz & Rebel Storm will take the stage at 1:30 p.m. and the Bloomfield High School Marching Cardinals will perform in front of the music wagon following the parade.

Other events happening at the Music Wagon include an old fashioned pie auction at 10:30 a.m. and the results of the Little Mr. and Ms. Scotland contest will be announced at 11:30 a.m.

The Bloomfield High School Center Stage Choir along with the Bloomfield ROTC Color Guard will present a patriotic tribute at 11:45 a.m.

Wacky the Clown will be at the hotel at 10:00 a.m. with his balloon art and inflatable games will also be set up for the kids.

The coin-toss game will be at 1:30 p.m. and will take place on the hotel lawn.

The Parade line up starts under the water tower on the south end of town at 1:30 p.m. and awards will be given in several categories, along with participation ribbons to commemorate the 50th year of the festival.

The Greene County Daily World reports, local residents David Stone, Linda (Stone) Trout, and Esther (Stone) Murphy will be this year's honored parade Grand Marshall's.

All three grew up in Scotland, graduated from Bloomfield High School and worked at Crane.

David has been helping with the festival for nearly 20 years and has been the Vice President and the President of the festival committee and also the President of the Scotland Historical Society.

David has also led the parade committee for most of those years with the help of his sisters, Linda and Esther, who are both members of the Crane VFW Women's Auxiliary.

The Auxiliary also helps out the festival by taking care of the inflatable games for the kids during the day.

The festival committee would like to remind everyone to bring your lawn chairs and invite you join them in celebrating the 50th year of the Scotland Festival.

For more information on the parade contact David Stone at 812-863-7382 or Allen Toon at 812-863-2364.

For information on booth space, please contact Lisa Horning at 812-863-7841.

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