UNION CITY, Ind. — State Line Heritage Days kicked off today at a luncheon held at the Union City Elks Club.
Festival Chairperson Jana Bruggeman said new this year to the festival are some of the entertainment, a ride company plus city-wide garage sales.
“The garage sales are new to the festival and some bands are new,” she said. “We have a ride company that we didn’t have last year.”
Entertainment, she said, are some locals plus Linda Lee, Fingertip and Zach Day Full Throttle. The Bull Dogs, as is tradition, will close the festival on Saturday night.
“Today we start taking items for Most Photogenic Baby and Pampered Pets Contests,” Bruggeman said. “Those entering are to bring a picture of the baby and its age and, for the pet contest, a 3×5 card at Jo’s Corner Florist at 313 N. Columbia St.”
The 12th annual Photography Show at Historic Arts Depot will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 4 to 7 on Saturday.
The Randy Players continue to provide laughs and entertainment at their melodrama. The melodrama will be performed each evening under the Big Tent today, 8 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The State Line Heritage Grand Parade will begin Saturday at 1 p.m. Edith Clevenger is chairman and those interested can register by calling her at 765-964-7416 or on the day of the parade. Serving as grand marshals are Robert and Dolores Miller of Frank Miller Lumber. The parade route starts at Lincolndale Plaza, U.S. Hwy 28 and goes to Columbia Street to Oak Street, across Stateline to Walnut Street to East Elm Street, and ending at Marsh Supermarket.
Tickets are being sold for the Golf Cart Scramble again this year. Only 600 tickets are being sold. The winner will be announced during Intermission of the Bull Dogs concert on Saturday night.
Here are other activities slated for the rest of the week:
3 to 5 p.m. Cookies and Canvas with Carol Strock Wasson at Arts Hub, 215 N. Columbia St.
4 to 7 p.m. E.U.M. Church Ice Cream Social, Franklin Street, Union City, Ohio
5 to 11 p.m. Midway Opens
Open daily Open Air Market and Antique Tractor Display at Rail Road Park
6 to 7:30 p.m. Linda Lee – Under the Big Tent on Broadway
6:30 p.m. Karaoke preliminaries and finals, Main Stage on Columbia Street
7 to 9 p.m. St. Right (band) Under the Tent at Rail Road Park
Open Air Market and Antique Tractor Display – Railroad Park
6 p.m. Root Beer Guzzling Contest – located at and sponsored by Neil’s A&W Root Beer Stand
6 to 7 p.m. Hymn Sing with Jeri Liebert – Under the Tent at Railroad Park
6 to 7:45 p.m. Old Time Revival – Under The Big Tent on Broadway, sponsored by the South Salem Church of Christ
7 to 9 p.m. 12th Annual “Summertime” Photography Show and Awards, Historic Arts Depot
7 to 9 p.m. The Big Ginja Show (band) – Under the Tent at Railroad Park
7:30 to 10 p.m. Fingertip – On the Main Stage on Columbia Street (rain location for Main Stage entertainment at high school gym, Walnut Street)
Friday July 31, 2015
Open Air Market and Antique Tractor display – Railroad Park
4 to 6 p.m. Flutterby Face Painting by Angie Davis (free), Main Stage Area
4 p.m – until sold out Fish and Chicken Fry, Elks Club, 318 N. Columbia St.
5 to 11 p.m. Midway Open
5:45 to 6:30 p.m. New Hope Puppet Show, Under the Big Tent on Broadway
5 to 9 p.m. Truck and Tractor Show, East Elm Street, sponsored by the Union City, Ohio, Fire Rescue Association
5 p.m. Sign up for Kiddie Tractor Pull, located in front of Union City, Ohio, Fire Department with contest at 6.
Immediately following Kiddie Tractor Pull is the Kiddie Balance Beam in front of the fire department.
6:30 p.m. Greenriver Boys – Blue Grass Band, Under the Tent at Rail Road Park
6 to 6:30 p.m. U.C.C.H.S Dance Team in front of Main Stage, Columbia Street
6:30 to 6:45 p.m. Mississinawa Valley High School and Middle School dance teams in front of Main Stage, Columbia Street
6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Jan and Becky and the Dance Connection in front of Main Stage.
8 to 10:30 p.m. Zach Day & Full Throttle, Main Stage, (rain location for Main Stage entertainment at the high school gym – Walnut Street.)
8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Debbie Lynn Bryson – older country, ’50s and gospel music, Under the Big Tent on Broadway
6 a.m. Registration for the “Hub City Heritage 5K Walk/Run” at Union City High School, Walnut Street; walk begins at 9.
8 a.m. Democrat Breakfast, American Legion Community Room, 318 W. Pearl St. (across from the old police station)
Open Air Market and Antique Tractor Display
9 a.m. State Line Heritage Days Corn Hole Tournament, (open lot behind City Building on Pearl Street)
9 a.m. to noon Book sale in library basement
10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Flutterby Face Painting by Angie Davis (Free) Main Stage Area – Columbia St.
10:30 a.m. Parade registration and line-up, Lincolndale Plaza, U.S. Hwy 28 with parade at 1 p.m.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Midway open
Noon Antique Tractor Pull, Railroad Park
1 p.m.State Line Heritage Days Grand Parade
3 to 5 p.m. Cookies and Canvas with Carol Strock Wasson at Arts Hub on Columbia Street.
After parade Winners announced for the Most Photogenic Babies and Most Photogenic Pampered Pets at Jo’s Corner Florist, 313 N. Columbia St.
4 to 7 p.m. 12th Annual “Summertime” Photography Show,Historic Arts Depot
5 to 9 p.m. Ninth annual Cruise-In, featuring Elvis, East Elm Street
5 p.m. Modified Truck and Tractor Pull, Railroad Park
5 to 6:30 p.m. Firehouse Band, Main Stage, Columbia Street
6 p.m. Play It By Ear Barbershop Quartet with special guests, Winchester Music Man Quartet, Under the Big Tent on Broadway
8 to 9 p.m. The Bulldogs, Main Stage, Columbia Street (rain location for Main Stage entertainment at high school gym on Walnut Street)
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