Griffin Sack lunch Aug. 15
The Griffin sack lunch Picnic for August 15 will convene at 11:30 at the griffin Fire House. Bring a sack lunch and get together with some old time Griffin people. Our regular day is the third Wednesday of each month.
NP Class of ‘97 Reunion
North Posey class of “97” will hold their 15-year class reunion on Sat., August 25 at the Red Wagon in Poseyville, at 6 p.m. Buffet is $18/person. RSVP to Emily Maier-Stevens at email@example.com or Stephanie Thornburg-Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
River Days Parade to honor
This year, the Mount Vernon River Days committee wants to honor all Posey County teachers. If students want to honor a specific teacher in the parade, or a classroom or the entire school wants to be in the parade, they are welcome. Please see the page entry form on this week’s Business Page.
Relay mums available
Relay for Life teams from St. Francis and St. Paul’s are selling locally-grown 9 inch mums for $8 each, to benefit Relay for Life. They are taking orders now through September 1 with delivery on September 8. Like us on Facebook and check it color information.
Legion to meet
Poseyville American Legion Post #278 will meet Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Demo Women’s social
The Posey County Democratic Women’s Club will hold its Ice Cream Social and Cake Walk on Thursday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Poseyville Community Center. Everyone is invited to attend and meet local Democratic candidates.
Meet the candidates
Posey residents will have an opportunity to meet the people running on the November ballot, Sunday, August 19th at 2 p.m. at The Granary in New Harmony (located at 436 Granary Street). Each candidate will have a maximum of five minutes to speak to public. All county, state, and US candidates have been invited to speak. This event is free and open to the public. This is an opportunity for voters to be informed, personally meet the candidates and enjoy homemade ice cream. This event is hosted by The Posey County Farm Bureau Inc.
Barbecue deadline near
“Smoke on the Ohio” Chairman Ed Adams believes this will be the biggest year yet for the Mount Vernon River Days Barbecue Contest. Final registration for this popular part of Mount Vernon’s annual festival is Aug. 20.
“Smoke on the Ohio,” in its fourth year, has become a crowd favorite with visitors to Mount Vernon River Days. More than 20 teams are expected to be “Smokin’ & Serving” on Friday and Saturday only on Water Street in Mount Vernon, just a few hundred yards from the “Beautiful Ohio.”
Judging will be in three categories: ribs, chicken and pork butts. Judging results will be announced on the main stage on Saturday afternoon. The teams are allowed to sell any type of barbecue to the public and are not limited to the three competition categories; teams in the past have sold slabs of ribs, half chickens, barbecue sandwiches, smoked pork chops…all of competition quality. Selling will take place on both Friday and Saturday,
September 7 and 8.
Adams may be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at 812-838-0035.
Teams will move in on Thursday night, September 6 and be ready for competition and selling to the public by the time the River Days Festival opens at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 7. “Smoke on the Ohio” is just one of the many events that will be taking place on Mount Vernon’s Riverfront on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 7, 8, and 9.
Larry Williams is chairman of River Days this year. Kay Kilgore (483-2922) is chairman of Events and Entertainment, and Nancy Hoehn (499-4234) is chairman of Food Booths.