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March 29, 2014

New Festival for Pike County coming in May

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is establishing a new festival for Pike County. The festival will be May 2-5 at 10 p.m., and May 3 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. in downtown Petersburg. The event will be called the “Azalea Blossom Festival” in conjunction with the “Azalea Trail Agri-tourism Project” already in existence.

Friday events are:

Pike Central Jazz Band at 5 p.m.; “Miss Azalea Blossom” pageant will be at 6:30 p.m. for young ladies aged 10 to 14 years. Applications for Pike and surrounding counties are available by contacting the Chamber at 812-354-8155 or Pageant Director Kelly Cook at 812-354-2124. The first twelve applicants will be accepted; “Fighting For A Chance” band will perform at 8 p.m.

Saturday events are:

Azalea Blossom Run-5 Mile and 2 Mile Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m.; sponsored by Tri-Cap. Applications are available by contacting 812-482-2233, Ext. 102 or visit their website at www.tri-cap.net.;Timeless Classics Car Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; “Silly Safaris” Show at 1 p.m. (www.sillysafaris.com); Corn Hole Tournament at 1 p.m. (registration at noon); Kids Activities from 1 to 4 p.m. A Bounce House will be open both days. Live music will begin at 4 p.m. with Mike Sumner and Family and Jim and Lynna Woolsey. This is some of the best bluegrass music around. “Three Legged Dog” band will perform beginning at 7 p.m. featuring pop, classic rock and country. Bring lawn chairs for all stage events.

Craft and food vendor spaces are available on a “first come first serve” basis. Vendor applications are available now and may also be obtained by emailing the Chamber office at chamber@frontier.com or calling 812-354-8155.

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