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August 18, 2013

Glass Festival organizers expand event

This year's event largest in 42-year festival history

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ELWOOD, Ind. —

One of Fry’s most important lieutenants is Pam Gish, who works directly with the vendors while Fry works with police, Homeland Security and the Board of Public Safety. Gish was also tasked with helping to expand the festival.

“This year we added water and more electricity for the vendors, tried to increase the variety, and we really wanted to take the entertainment to a new level,” Gish said.

Specifically, the committee added country music duo Cook and Bell, who have opened for groups such as Lonestar, Montgomery Gentry and Rascal Flats. The Midwest-touring duo performed on Saturday night on the St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Main Stage.

With the recent expansion of the small-town festival, additional measures had to be taken to accommodate the influx of people into Elwood. Fry said she’s been working closely with police and Homeland Security to keep festival-goers safe. Elwood police chief Sam Hanna said his department has been planning for the event for months, and the festival grounds have a 24-hour-a-day police and EMT presence.

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Today's schedule Events scheduled for today at the Glass Festival in Elwood's Callaway Park: u 9-10:30 a.m.: Big Time Believers breakfast u 11 a.m.-noon: Community Worship Service on the main stage u Noon-2 p.m.: Christian music on main stage u 1-2 p.m.: Uncommon Quartet performs u 2-3 p.m.: Liberated performs u 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Elwood Panther Band Boosters chicken-and-noodle dinner u 3 p.m.: Cutest baby contest winners announced on main stag

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