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July 19, 2012

Community Events: July 19, 2012

July 27

Boy Scout Golf Classic next week

The 22nd Annual Boy Scout Golf Classic presented by Benchmark Fabricated & Steel is slated for July 27 at the Country Club of Terre Haute.

The morning shotgun start will begin at 7:30 a.m., with lunch on the terrace from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the afternoon shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded for gross and net scores, skill competitions and holes-in-one. Door prizes and sponsorships are still being accepted.

For more information, call Judy Earl at (812) 232-9496 ext. 400.


Mustang Club plans car show

Wabash Valley Mustang Club’s 17th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be Sunday in Collett Park at Seventh Street and Maple Avenue

All makes and models are welcome. Awards will be given to the top 25 and dash plaques to the first 100 participants. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon and judging will last until 2 p.m.

Registration fee is $12 the day of show. Proceeds will benefit the March of Dimes, the Council on Domestic Abuse, and Happiness Bag Inc.

For more information, call (812) 240-6393 or email


Marshall City Band to perform

The Marshall City Band, under the direction of Ralph Stewart, will perform a concert Friday at 8 p.m. on the Clark County Courthouse lawn.

Included in the concert are “Them Basses,” “The Universal Judgment,” “Festivo,” “Lassus Trombone,” Theme from “The A Team,” “The Star Wars Saga” featuring “Star Wars (Main Title),” “Cantina Band,” “The Emperor Arrives,” “Augie’s Great Municipal Band,” “Across The Stars” and “Battle of The Heroes.” The concert will continue with “The Lord of the Dance,” “Irish Tune from County Derry,” “Flower Drum Song,” “Hello My Baby,” “Bill Bailey” and close with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

The First United Methodist Church will be hosting refreshments during the concert. All concerts are free; lawn chairs are encouraged.


Clark Optimists plan fish fry

The Clark County Optimist Club is having its annual fish fry from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Marshall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5975.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4.50 for children. Meals will include catfish, slaw, baked beans, dessert and a drink.


Celebrate Dance Day at free clinic

World of Dance will be celebrating National Dance Day on July 29 with a dance clinic for anyone ages 5 and older.

The fee is $20 and includes the clinic, bottled water, snack, T-shirt, and admission to a Terre Haute Rex ballgame where the dancers will perform on Aug. 4.

For more information or to request a registration form, email or call (812) 251-4909.


Gears & Grapes Fun Ride planned

Clark County Trails Coalition Gears & Grapes Fun Ride is scheduled for Oct. 7.

The ride will begin at Castle Finn Winery at 1288 N. 1200th St., Marshall, Ill. Proceeds from the event will help fund future Clark County Trails Coalition activities. Several routes will be available to choose from — approximately 10, 20 and 45 miles.

Registration will be from 1-1:30 p.m. CDT, with rides starting at 1:30 p.m. No SAG support will be available for this fun bike ride.

Helmets are required, and route maps will be available. Light snacks will be provided after the ride. Door prizes and optional wine tastings also will be available.

For more information call (217) 889-3901 or visit

August 4

Town to remember Hutson Massacre

The Hutsonville (Ill.) Historical Society will commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Hutson Massacre at 8 p.m. Aug. 4.

This is the only outdoor pageant in the area and will honor the first family to live in what is now Hutsonville Township in Crawford County. The family was massacred by hostile Indians while the father Isaac Hutson was at Fort LaMotte in 1812.

In 1967 the Hutsonville Historical Society was formed and started a reconstruction of what is now the Hutson Village located 1.5 mile south of Hutsonville on Outer South Rose Street. It consists of a Hutson cabin, museum, country store, barn, weaver’s cottage, a chapel and an inn.

A Hutson family reunion is planned beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 with tours of the village, followed by a catered meal at 5 p.m. Reservations are $13 per person and must be received by July 30, to Cindi Frank, treasurer, 13595 E. 1425th Ave., Robinson, IL 62454.

At 8 p.m. the re-enactment of the Hutson Massacre and the forming of the town will be presented. This has no admission fee but a free will offering will be collected. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Sodas, funnel cakes and popcorn will be available for purchase. A “sampler” quilt will be given away with tickets being sold until 8 p.m.

For more information, call (618) 563-4531 and leave a message; or (618) 563-4169.


Clark County 4-H fair kicks off

Clark County 4-H’ers are busy finishing up project exhibits for the 2012 4-H Show. The fair kicks off Saturday at the Martinsville Fairgrounds and continues through July 27. 

4-H’ers have been working throughout the year on their projects, which will be judged and exhibited for public viewing.

Projects will be on display on from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday through 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Livestock Auction is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Saturday events include project registration, judging and the Cat and Dog shows. Monday’s events include the Horse Show, Garden Tractor Driving Contest, Rabbit Show and 4-H Family Fun Night. Tuesday’s events include the Swine Show, Foods Show, Sheep Show, Goat Show and Dress Revue, along with the Food Auction. Wednesday’s events include the Poultry Show and the Dairy & Beef Show.

No gate admission is charged.


Edgar County 4-H fair coming up

4-H’ers from across Edgar County will be involved in exhibiting their general and livestock projects at the annual Edgar County 4-H Fair, Friday through Wednesday at the Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds in Paris.

The livestock will be housed on-grounds and the Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the week. Food will be served all day and into the evening in the multi-purpose building by the 4-H Association and Edgar County HCE. 

Highlights of the fair include Sewing and Textiles judging and the Small Pets Show on Friday. The Horse and Pony Show, judging of Aerospace, Photography, Personal Development and Community Involvement projects and the popular Dog Show will fill Saturday’s schedule. 

Sunday afternoon will see the arrival of the livestock and judging of the Visual Arts projects. Monday’s activities include Foods judging, the Sheep Show and the Goat Show and Llama Show. The day will conclude with the Foods Auction at 6 p.m. The public will have a chance to purchase the tasty creations of the 4-H’ers.

Swine, beef and poultry will be judged on Tuesday followed by the Master Showmanship Contest in the evening. Wednesday will begin with the Rabbit Show at 8 a.m.

The traditional Livestock Auction will conclude the fair that evening beginning at 6.

For more information and specific times of events call the Edgar County Extension Office at (217) 465-8585 or visit

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