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Dogwood Tour around the corner

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PERRY COUNTY – The 51st annual Dogwood Festival will mark another Perry County springtime April 27-28 with activities around the county.

Activities will begin April 27 in Rome with the Southern Indiana Draft Horse and Mule Club presenting old-fashioned farm demonstrations. Activities will include plowing and discing of soil using true horse (and mule) power. Demonstrations will continue April 28.

Leopold Memorial Park will draw Dogwood fans for children and pork-chop dinners April 28. There will also be a flea market and live entertainment. Serving will start at 10 a.m. For more information, call 843-5036.

A Dogwood destination for 50 years, the historic community of Rome will welcome visitors April 28. Fried-chicken dinners will be served in the former courthouse, with a live band, concessions, country store and sassafras tea.

St. Pius Church in Troy was the home base for the first Dogwood tour in 1962. Chicken-and-dumpling dinners will be served in the parish hall starting at 11 a.m. April 28 with a quilt raffle and bake sale.

There will also be a raffle of a handmade quilt and a quilt show in the church beginning around 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 547-5050.

Several local businesses, including restaurant and wineries, are planning Dogwood sales and promotions.

Dogwood brochures are available at area businesses, including the News, and at the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. It is now located in the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street.