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September 21, 2013

Celebrating James Dean

Fairmount festival happens Sept. 26 to 29

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Local historyLocal landmarks can also be toured, with more information available at the museum. Many people stop at the cemetery where Dean was buried. Hikade said the gravesite is a year-round destination.“You’ll find pennies, rocks, cigarettes, beer cans – open and closed, flowers and teddy bears any day of the week,” said Hikade. Quite a few even kiss the tombstone. “The only way to get the lipstick off is with turpentine.”One stop visitors won’t be touring in Fairmount is the old high school where Dean at one time performed. “The high school is really history,” said Hikade. In July, the building began to collapse. Hikade noted the chimneys are all that seem to be holding it up at this point. The site is roped off. “I don’t think anything has fallen in the last week.” A few years back, the stage was removed from the old school. Hikade said the Fairmount Lions Club salvaged the stage and is raising funds so that it can one day be incorporated and enclosed in another facility.

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38th annual James Dean Festival and Fairmount Museum Days, Fairmount The weekend includes the 34th annual James Dean Run car show, carnival rides, entertainment, vendors, contests, museum tours, music, food and more. More info: www.jamesdeanartifacts.com. Thurs., Sept. 26 4 p.m. Streets close 5 p.m. Main Street car show, kick-off party, 10th annual pre-James Dean Run Friday, Sept. 27 4 p.m. East of Eden free showing 4 - 6 p.m. Sadie Beck Band 5 p.m. 2013 Senior Citizens King and Queen 6 - 7:30 p.m. Line dancers 8 - 10 p.m. The Moon Cats Saturday, Sept. 28 9 a.m. Garfield's 23rd Great Race 10 a.m. Children's pet parade 11 a.m. Kiddie tractor pull 11:30 A.M. Rock lasso contest 12 p.m. Line Dancers 2 p.m. Parade 3 p.m. Corn hole toss contest 4 p.m. Rebel without a Cause free showing 6 p.m. '50s dance and costume contest 8 p.m. Little James Dean look-alike contest 9 p.m. James Dean look-alike contest 10 p.m. Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band Sunday, Sept. 29 11 a.m. Nondenominational church service 1 p.m. Giant free showing 1 p.m. M-G Xtreme Dancers and ArGuys 'N Gals 2 p.m. M-G High School band

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