The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


September 26, 2013

Alexandria Small Town USA Fest celebrates heritage

Alexandria festival celebrates heritage


Another new event geared toward the younger crowd is Celebrate My Drive, an interactive program designed to promote teenage driver safety.

Saturday’s classic car show, including participants from the Central Indiana Old Car Club and the Model A Car Club, this year will be complemented by a cruise-in, when those with older model cars are encouraged to strut their stuff.

“You just show up and show off what you’ve got,” said Ingram.

Familiar favorites will be back. Saturday morning, pets will be all dressed up for the pet parade sponsored by the Madison County Humane Society.

“Everybody enjoys it,” said Ingram.

Entertainment on Saturday includes Alexandria’s junior high cheerleaders and gymnasts, Bonnie and Sheri’s Dance and Gymnastics, and the high school choir. On Sunday, the Alexandria Community Band puts a bow on the festival

Of course, all three days look for plenty of vendors to be offering crafts, food and more. The Historical Society will dish up ham and beans all three days of the festival as well.

“We expect to have a full house,” said Ingram. He noted that festival attendance is anticipated to be in the neighborhood of 2,500.

Ingram noted that Alexandria still retains that small-town appeal.

“We’re friendly. We don’t want you to get lost in our town,” said Ingram. He’s been a local since 1956. “I just like the size of the town, and the people that are here.”

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If you go Small Town USA Festival Oct. 4 - 6 Beulah Park, on Indiana 9, in Alexandria Friday, Oct. 4 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ham and beans 4 - 7 p.m. Booths open 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies 6 p.m. Horseshoe pitching tournament 7 p.m. Fastest Foot-Long Eating Contest Saturday, Oct. 5 9 a.m. Boy Scout Bivouac 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Booths open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Junk in the Trunk rummage sale, Celebrate my Drive 10 a.m. Pet parade 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Indiana Old Car Club, Model A Car Club 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vintage Toy and Train Show 11 a.m. Horseshoe pitch tournament 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ham and beans 12:30 p.m. Jr. High cheerleaders and gymnastics 2 p.m. Bonnie and Sheri's Dance and Gymnastics 2:30 p.m. Cruise-in 3 to 6:30 p.m. Blood drive 3:30 p.m. High school choir 6 to 8 p.m. Zombie Prom, blood drive Sunday, Oct. 6 12 to 3 p.m. Ham and beans 12 to 4 p.m. Booths open 2 p.m. Alexandria Community Band

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