At last, Tell City's Sesquicentennial is here

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By The Staff

Here's a final rundown on events


Barbecue Contest, Picnic

8 a.m. - Backyard barbecue cook-off begins along Ninth Street on the east side of City Hall Park. Judging is at noon followed by community picnic in the park. ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, sponsor of many opening-day events, will treat festival goers to lunch of pulled pork, beans and chips.

TCHS All-Class Reunion

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Tell City High School all-class reunion in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. For more information, call Stephanie Walsh at 547-2961 or Sharon Keilman at 547-7850. Or e-mail kswalsh@psci.net.

TCHS All-Band Reunion

10:30 a.m. - Tell City High School all-band reunion, high-school cafeteria. Band alumni are asked to bring old band photos and yearbooks to share. Send reservations to sue@lhdc.org.

Marching Marksmen alumni are also invited to participate in the parade. For more information, call 547-3202.

Sesquicentennial Parade

2:30 p.m. - Tell City Sesquicentennial Parade. Route begins at Main and Washington Streets. Entries will move north on Main Street to Tell Street and then east to 11th Street. Sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424. For entry information, call Rick May at (812) 455-0587 or Mark Laflin at (812) 608-0893.

Saturday's parade will be broadcast live on radio station WTCJ, FM 105.7.

Barbershop Chorus

5:30 p.m. - A barbershop chorus in City Hall Park will entertain after the parade.

Opening Ceremonies

6 p.m. - Opening ceremonies, Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman speaking. Members of the 1958 centennial committee will be recognized, along with Schweizer Fest Inc.

Duke Boys

7 to 10 p.m. - Duke Boys performing in the park. Food items will be available that evening. Sponsored by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca.


Kids' Day

Activities taking place 11 a.m. through the afternoon and evening in City Hall Park and along Seventh Street. Attractions include a hot-dog stand, petting zoo, clowns, costumed characters, military-helicopter display and an organ grinder.

Eagle Show

11 a.m. to noon - Eagle show, City Hall Park

Leo the Great

Noon to 12:45 p.m. - Leo the Great Magic Show, City Hall Park.

21st Annual Diaper Derby

1 p.m. - Diaper Derby at City Hall Park. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Trophies to top crawlers and walkers.

Clowns in City Hall Park

1 to 3 p.m. - Clowns from Evangelical United Church of Christ visiting City Hall Park for balloon art and face-painting.

William Tell Skit

2:15 to 3 p.m. - William Tell skit in City Hall Park.

27th Annual Pet Show

3:30 p.m. - Schweizer Fest Pet Show, City Hall Park. Registration begins at 3 p.m. Dogs and cats must have rabies vaccinations.

Police, fire departments

4 p.m. - Tell City canine officer Derrick Lawalin and his partner, Jago, will demonstrate their skills.

Also, beginning around 2 p.m., Tell City volunteer firefighters will offer fire-safety tips with a "safety house" display along Seventh Street.

Kids Karaoke

5 to 7 p.m. - Open kids karaoke along Seventh Street.

Hot-Air Balloon Rides

5 p.m. to dusk - Tethered hot air balloon rides, Seventh Street.

Street Car Parade

5:15 p.m. - Street Car Parade and Contest, Seventh Street. Registration begins at 4:45 p.m. at Seventh and Humboldt streets.

Tammy Cassidy

7 p.m. to dusk - Recording artist Tammy Cassidy in concert, Seventh Street.

Multi-faith Service

7 p.m. - Multi-faith religious service, St. Paul's Catholic Church, featuring the Lincoln Hills Community Chorus and the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey.


Carl Hurley, Cheri Taylor

Carl Hurley, a nationally recognized comedian and lecturer sometimes called the nation's funniest professor, will take to the stage Monday, Aug. 4, as part of Tell City's sesquicentennial.

Hurley will appear in the Tell City High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets for Hurley's show are $10 each and can be purchased by calling the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at 547-2385.

Hurley was born in Laurel County, Ky. and grew up listening to family stories and many of the stories he tells are related to rural areas.

Cheri Taylor Performing

Gospel recording artist Cheri Taylor will perform before Hurley, beginning at approximately 6:45 p.m. She has been active in Christian music ministry for three decades and is a gifted speaker as well as singer.

Performances by Hurley and Taylor are sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.


Old-Timers Baseball Game

6 p.m. - 35th annual Old Timers Baseball Game. Activities begin at 6 p.m., Frank Clemens Field at Walter Hagedorn Park. Contact Kelly Malone at (812) 483-3381. Sponsored by Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills.

Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant

6:30 p.m. - Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant, Community Christian Church, 821 10th St. For more information, call Teresa Dauby at 547-1051. Sponsored by Cinderella's. Admission $1. Nine contestants will vie for the crown, Kyra Guillaume, Kari Gladish, Ashley Hubert, Kelly Jo Hess, Monica Perryman, Tory Coyle, Alleisha Wheatley, Bev Harris and Lauren Braunecker.