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elcome to the 2018 Fall Foliage Festival… My name is Bob Strader, and this is my sixth year as the board president for the Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival. However, I have served on the board for 17 years. Heading up this festival again has been a lot of fun. The theme for the 2018 Fall Foliage Festival is “Old Memories, New Beginnings” and things are getting busy at the office, as we expect this time of the year. Please read over the insert and check out what’s happening in your town the week of Oct. 11 to 14. We invite each and every one of you to come out and enjoy the fall colors and the festivities. We anticipate a good turnout and hope this will be another great Fall Foliage Festival. Thank you to our Sponsors again this year. We couldn’t do it without you! BOB STRADER President, FFF

FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL CALENDAR OCT. 11 — CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT 5 p.m. — Family Fun Night: all rides one ticket

What’s inside PAGE 3

Card party, air show, baby photo contest, customer appreciation night, conservation tour PAGE 4

Farmer’s Day, open air church service, street entertainment PAGE 5

Car show, poetry contest, quilt show, 5K run/walk PAGE 6

Children’s activities, art show, sponsors and board members PAGE 7

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5:30 p.m. — Dairy Queen Blizzard Eating Contest at the free stage 6 to 8 p.m. — Customer Appreciation Row on Washington St. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. — Kids Do Say the Darndest Things at the free stage OCT. 12 — FRIDAY ENTERTAINMENT 5 p.m. — Carnival Rides 6 p.m. — The Vocalist, Battle/Elimination Round at the free stage

12 to 5:15 p.m. — Street Entertainment featuring local acts 6 p.m. — The Vocalist Finale at the free stage 7 p.m. — The Forest Gras Band at the free stage

8 p.m. — Main Street Band: country music at the free stage

8:30 p.m. — The All Access Band: country, pop and classic rock music at the free stage

OCT. 13 — SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT 8 a.m. — Car Truck & Motorcycle Show at John R. Wooden Middle School

OCT. 14 — SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT 10 a.m. — Open Air Church Service at the free stage

9 a.m. — Children’s Activities downtown

12 p.m. — Carnival Rides

12 p.m. — Carnival Rides

1 p.m. — Parade

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Cards, games and more will be the name of the game from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight at the Martinsville Area Senior Center, 1369 N. Blue Bluff Road. Tickets for the event cost $5 in advance or $6 at the door, and doors open at 6 p.m. All proceeds Benefit the Martinsville Area Senior Center. Bring your own games or cards, and enjoy door prizes and refreshments! Join us Oct. 11, starting at 6 p.m.!

Soaring High at Air Show Staff report

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The skies will be abuzz with flying airplanes on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at noon, when remote-controlled airplanes put on an aerial display of skill behind Nebo Memorial Park. This event is free of charge and sponsored by Nebo Memorial Park. Come join us Oct. 13 at noon for this uplifting event!

The Fall Foliage Festival will host yet another annual favorite this year with the Baby Photo Contest. All the kiddos, between the ages of newborn and 3 years old, are welcome to enter. Voting will take place at the FFF Information Booth on the square Oct. 11 to 13, and the winners will be announced at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Donations are made at $1 per vote. The three photos receiving the highest dollar amounts in votes will be named the winners. Prizes for the winners include a trophy and a small-prize package donated by local merchants. Following the contest, photos can be picked up from the Fall Foliage Office no later than Oct. 19. Come join the fun Oct. 11 to 13 to see your favorite baby win!



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Customer Appreciation Night Staff report

Residents and visitors alike are invited to downtown Martinsville to take part in Customer Appreciation Night, which offers an opportunity for area businesses to show their gratitude to patrons. Downtown businesses are going to be open from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, for folks to visit their stores. Other businesses from outside the downtown corridor will also be on hand at “Appreciation Row,” where tables and

Come Along for the Ride! Staff report

The Morgan County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the Fast, Friendly, Safety Zone & More No-hassle Service. annual Fall Foliage Conservation Tour on Wednesday, Now carrying a full line of janitorial/cleaning products. Oct. 10. And remember to get your office supplies from the local guys! Those attending should meet no later than 9:30 a.m. at the New Beginnings over 40,000 items available for free next day delivery

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Speakers include IATS Executive Director Keith Marsh, and IATS Agriculture Education Department Chair Leslie Fairchild. Participants will then depart at 2 p.m. and return to the church. Be sure to join us Oct. 10!

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Community Church, 140 E. Washington Street, Martinsville, and then everyone will caravan to the Indiana Agriculture and Technology School (IATS) in Morgantown. Participants will then tour the school’s property and enjoy lunch there at noon.

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booths will be set up for customers to visit. These merchants are planning to show you, the customer, appreciation for your business by offering discounts, prize and snacks, as well as drawings and certain giveaways. Of course, there are bound to be other fun things included. If you would like to reserve a table for Customer Appreciation night, call 317-496-3398. The cost is $20, and set-up starts at 5 p.m. Come join the fun Oct. 11!



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Baby Photo Contest

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Farmer’s Day is fun for all ages Staff report

Folks young and old will get a chance to step back into the days of yesteryear during the Fall Foliage Festival’s Farmers Day, which will be held at the Morgan County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. Sponsored by the Purdue Cooperative Extension, this fun event to educate the public about the importance of agriculture in Morgan County, using both modern and historical methods. It is free of charge and will have foot-stompin’, handclappin’ entertainment from Indiana Folk Music Society group Shade Tree Strummers, along with many others activities that will take you back in time! Displays will include: • Livestock: Beef, dairy, goats, swine, sheep, chickens, rabbits, llamas, horses etc. • Equipment: Tractors, corn shelling, Model T, etc. (Antique machinery Association). • Land Use: Agriculture equipment today and new technology. • Har vest : Crop and Grain

Production; Master Gardener Station. • Heritage Crafts: Extension Homemakers, Local Community Volunteers demonstrate crafts such as basket weaving, painting, spinning wheel, quilters, plants and fabric dye. • Food: Butter churning, bread making, apple butter making, beekeeping and honey. Participants include but are not limited to the MSD of Martinsville, Eminence Elementary, John R. Wooden, MOMD Head Start, Indian Creek Special Needs, Prince of Peace Lutheran Martinsville Pre-School and many more. Come see the animals, enjoy the smell of apple butter, and learn the heritage crafts from the Extension Homemakers. The Antique Machinery Association will provide demonstrations while youth participate in corn shelling. We often take for granted where our food comes from and the “food to table” process. Our Master Gardeners will be onsite as well as our FFA members to help answer questions. Learn about the buzz with bees, crops, plants, and gardening. Soil and Water Conservation District will also demonstrate the power of water. So make plans to attend on Thursday!

Street Entertainment Staff report

Beginning at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13, is a group of entertaining events at the free stage in downtown Martinsville! Acts will include: • Gentry Martial Arts, 12 p.m., performing martial arts.

• Rhythm Chaser Cloggers, 12:45 p.m., performing clogging. • J2 Dance Studio, 1:30 p.m., performing dance routines. • Martinsville Academy, 2:15 p.m., performing gymnastics. • Elite Dance & Acrobatics, 3:15 p.m.,

performing dance and acrobatics. The day’s events conclude with Hey Hey at 4 p.m., performing vocal and instrumental music. These events will be held downtown so come join the fun starting at noon on Saturday!

Open Air Church Service Staff report

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, there will be the annual inspirational and uplifting sermon and more to start parade day at the free stage downtown!

Bring blankets and folding chairs to listen to the Pastor Skip Roten of Centennial Christian Church speak and start your day off with fellowship, music and more. Some seating will be

provided, as well as coffee and donuts. What a great time this will be, so join us Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.! Anyone interested in volunteering to help can call 317-496-3398.


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Are you ready for shiny chrome and cool cars? The Fall Foliage Festival’s annual car, truck, and motorcycle show and swap meet is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13! The show will take place at John R. Wooden Middle School, 109 E. Garfield St., Martinsville. For those participating in the show, the price to participate is $15 the day of the show, with registration between 8 and 11 a.m. Judging will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., with awards being presented at 1 p.m. The awards list is as follows: • Best of Show • People’s Choice • Top 20 • Specialty Awards • Dash Plaques to First 100 Participants will be asked to parade through downtown following awards. For those vendors looking to be involved in the swap meet, the fee the day of is also $15. Vendors with automotive parts, engines, hot rod/rat rod items or anything else automotive related are encouraged to attend. Don’t miss out on this amazing event Oct. 13!

The 5K Run/Walk Staff report

Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival presents to you the 5K Run/Walk event, which takes place Sunday, Oct. 14, beginning and ending at Bell Intermediate School, 1459 E. Columbus St. Kicking off this event is registration at 8 a.m. Participants can join for a $20 fee. The race is to begin HT-555607-1

The Morgan County Library will be hosting the annual poetry contest. Entries were due Oct. 5, and awards will be presented today at 5 p.m. This contest is free of charge and is sponsored by Martinsville Arts Council and the Morgan County Public Library. Awards include, plaques given to first-place winners. However, monetary awards will be given to all categories. Winners will receive $25 for first place, $15 for second place, and $10 for third place. Registration requirements are as follows: With the theme of “Old Memories, New Beginnings,” the contest includes a wide range of categories, including adult, high school, middle school and elementary. The contest is open to all Morgan County residents. We hope to see you at the awards ceremony, and at the library throughout the month to see the work of all our local poets!

Quilt Show Staff report

From Oct. 11 to 13, local quilters will showcase their skills during the annual Quilt Show, which will be on display at Key Bank during regular business hours, and with extended hours on Thursday. Winners will receive ribbons and all quilts will receive comments from the judge. Show is open to Morgan County Schoolhouse Quilt Guild, and Quilters from Morgan and surrounding counties. Categories include hand-quilted, machine-quilted, wall hangings, art quilt, applique and embroidery. Miscellaneous items may include totes, hand bags, bowls, rugs, home décor, bibs or clothing. Judging will remain private.

shortly after at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration before Oct. 14 is priced at $18 and should be mailed to Martinsville Fall Foliage 5K run & Walk, P.O. Box 1245, Martinsville, Indiana 46151. The top three male and female overall finishers in walk and run divisions will receive a Maple Leaf plaque. Medals are also awarded to the top two

male and female finishers in each division, which include 14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, and 60 and over. This event is for all ages and abilities and will run the parade route through the middle of town. This course is flat and fast. Following the run/walk is food, drinks and prizes.

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Children’s Events Staff report

On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in downtown Martinsville, there will be children’s events held. The list of competitions is as follows in order of events: • 1st event: Announce Coloring Contest winners (entries can be picked up at the FFF office, 128 N. Jefferson St.) • 2nd event: Bean Bag Toss • 3rd event: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest • 4th event: Tricycle Race • 5th event: Relay Race • 6th event: Straw Search • 7th event: Football Toss • and 8th event: Pedal Tractor Pull These events are sponsored by Costins Funeral Chapel and the Indiana Pacers, and additional donations have been made by McDonald’s, Dairy Queen and Wendy’s. Pre-registration is preferred. Each event will follow after the other is finished. Don’t forget to join us Oct. 13!

Arts & Craft Show Staff report

From now through Oct. 13, the annual Fall Foliage Festival Art Show will be hosted at the Art Sanctuary on behalf of the Morgan County Arts & Crafts League. On Thursday, Oct. 11, during Customer Appreciation Night, the gallery will be open from 6 to 9 p.m., and the evening will include awards and tea will be present. Starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 12, the art will be open to the public until 9 p.m. The open show will conclude at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, with the artwork available for pickup between 1 and 4 p.m. on Oct. 14. So come out and enjoy local artwork created by local artists. Find yourself among the art or even in the art through Oct. 13. For more information, contact Sarah Hedges at 765-792-0328.


Fall Foliage Festival committee members include (front row, from left) Jacquie Hayden, Melva Brown, President Bob Strader, Bev Skinner, Rita Moss, (second row, from left) Debbie Keister-Hubbard, Nicole Martin, Julie Callis, Hannah Green, Judy Byers, Jodi Brown, Jana Gray, Bud Hinchman, (third row, from left) Lorie Bright, Kristina Badger, Brian Kohl, Jamin Baxter, Ruth Oakes, Ken Barnes, Joe Disney, Joyce Hamilton, and Danny Creighton.

2018 FFF Sponsor List Staff report

Sorority — Eminence Marching Brigade, Key Bank — Cloverdale Emerald Command MarchPlatinum Sponsors include William and ing Band, and Lambda Theta Chapter of Delta Helen Schwab Foundation, and WCBK. Theta Tau Sorority — Edgewood Marching Gold Sponsors include Mayor Shannon Mustangs. Kohl, City of Martinsville, and Holy Smoke Queen & Jr. Miss Contestant sponsors Hog Roast Co. include Home Bank, Community Chrysler, Silver Sponsors include Home Bank, Delta Los Reyes, Gather Round BBQ, Delta Theta Theta Tau – Lambda Theta Chapter, IntelTau, Randy Wells, D.D.S., Rylie Nicole Hair, lileap, LWC Electrical & Data, MyJoy 100.5 & Covanta Indianapolis, and E & B Paving. Spirit 95 FM radio, and Costin Funeral Chapel. Pageant gift sponsors Beth VanSkirver of Bronze Sponsors include State Farm Scentsy, Keller Office Supply & Printing, TooInsurance — Mike Spencer, Key Bank, Hair tie Skaggs of Tangles Family Hair, Kroger’s Diva Salon and Spa, Heartland Golf Cars & Floral Department, Flowers by Dewey, IndiaEquipment, Neal & Summers Funeral and napolis Indians, Holiday World, and Berries & Cremation Center, Joe’s Automotive Service, WCLS 97.7, SCI/REMC/SCI Fiber, Burpo-Gose Ivy. Insurance Agency, Martinsville Chamber of Car sponsors include Hobson GM, WalCommerce, Visit Morgan County, and First lace Construction, A to Z Auction, Weida’s Christian Church. Collision, Jim’s Trim Shop, Brother’s Paint & Body, Tri-County Motors, Auto Zone, Costin Float Awards sponsors include Morgan Insurance Group — General Chairman Award, Funeral Chapel, Candy Kitchen, and Community Chrysler. Store More Complex — Parade Marshall Award, Dunn Sales & Marketing — Steve CarCar Prize Award sponsors include Grave rell Award, Heartland Golf Cars and EquipRobbers Garage and Super Sports. ment — Maple Leaf Award, MYJOY 100.5 & Golden Wedding Anniversary sponsors Spirit 95.1 Radio Stations — Praise Worthy include Costin Funeral Chapel, John & Karen Award, Shields Designs — William D. Shields Stewart, Delta Theta Tau – Lambda Theta Award, Neal & Summers Funeral & CremaChapter, and River Valley Christian Church. tion Center — William A. Alexander Award, Art Show Sponsor is Live Wire Consulting. Crosstown Eye Care — Mayor’s Award, Costin Friends of the Festival include Danny Funeral — Jimmy Nash Award, and Flowers by Creighton, Artwork by Elizabeth, Oliver Winery, Dewey — Bette Nunn Award Band sponsors include the Reporter Times Rita Moss, and Walls and Son. Stage sponsors include Holy Smoke Hog — Martinsville High School Marching Artesians, Epsilon chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma Roast Co. and WCBK 102.3.

Pageants Contestant sponsors include Richarts Self-Storage, Naptown Vapors, Kerry & Tim Frye, Blys on Main, Courtney Stanton/ Keller Williams, Adam & Laurel Hubbard, ST Trading, Stanton Family Farms, Nichols Insurance, Dianne Oakley, B&R Equipment, Bright Property Mgmt., Tater Bullock, and Anne Marie Miller. Special thanks to the many that helped with the Pageant, including River Valley Church for hosting the event, emcee Matt Smith, photographer Rhonda, sound guy Gary Gray, vote counters Home Bank, judge assistant Julie Callis, Jacquie Hayden, Sara Edwards, Hannah Green & Brooke Ferran for all of their hard work, Keith Rhoades for the Reporter-Times’ photos, and all of the backstage helpers for assisting our contestants. Special Mentions include MSD Superintendent Dr. Moore, American Legion, Brian Elliott, VFW, Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, U.S. Marine Corp, Martinsville Arts Students, Art Sanctuary, Kiwanis, Martinsville Arts Council, Cub Scout Pack 206, Source Building, BPOE Elks Club, Martinsville Library, Art Gallery & Framing, Starbucks, Kroger Martinsville, J2 Dance Studio, New Start Home Realty Artist, Artesian Little League, Artist Partners USA, Super Sports, Cubby Hole Studios — Rick Alexander, Roe & Son Signs, Brown Co. Antique Machinery Association, River Valley Church, John R. Wooden Middle School, Morgan County Fairgrounds, Heartland Golf Cars & Equipment, and Bell Intermediate Academy.




Fall Foliage Festival Parade: ‘Old Memories, New Beginnings’ Staff report

Another October is upon us, and another Fall Foliage Festival Parade, which will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. This year’s theme is “Old Memories, New Beginnings,” and the title sponsor is the William and Helen Schwab Foundation, Inc. The 2018 Grand Marshals for this year’s parade are Doug and Paula Molin and Craig and Mary Fenneman, of the Artesian Group, LLC. The 2018 Parade Marshal is Ruth Rusie, who is also celebrating her 100th birthday this year. The parade will begin at Bell

Intermediate Academy, then go north on 2nd Street to Washington Street, then west to the courthouse square where the reviewing stand will be located. The parade will then head south on Main Street, then east on Columbus Street, then south on Home Avenue to Gray Street, and finally left to Martinsville High School. In total, the parade will cover about 35 blocks. Every year, there are about 120 parade entries, and the parade lasts about two hours, with an estimated 20,000 spectators. Eleven awards, which includes a plaque and money, are handed out to the winning floats in a wide range of categories, which

include: • Praise Worthy Float Award (for church floats only), $1,000, sponsored by My Joy 100.5 and Spirit 95 radio stations. • William D. Shields Float Award (for service club floats only), $500, sponsored by Shields Designs. • William A. Alexander Float Award, $500, sponsored by Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center. • Mayor’s Float Award, $300, sponsored by Martinsville Family Eye Care. • Jimmy Nash Float Award, $200, sponsored by Costin Funeral Chapel. • Bette Nunn Float Award,

$150, sponsored by Flowers by Dewey. • General Chairman’s Float Award, $100, sponsored by Morgan Insurance Group. • Parade Marshal’s Float Award, $75, sponsored by Store More Complex. • Steve Carrell Float Award, $50, sponsored by Dunn Sales & Marketing, Inc. • Maple Leaf Float Award, $25, sponsored by Heartland Golf Cars & Equipment, Inc. Finally, there is the Most Outstanding Performance Award(for school bands only), $1,000. Sponsors are The Reporter-Times, KeyBank, Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority, and

Lambda Theta Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. Each school band will receive a festival plaque as well as a $500 participation gift. The Martinsville Kiwanis Club will be in charge of marshaling and traffic control. In charge of security is the Martinsville Police Department, Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, Morgan County EMA, Civil Defense and Amateur Hamm Radio Operators. Anyone wanting a copy of the parade line-up may pick them up at the FFF office or the information booth. So mark your calendars for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and don’t miss out!

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Parade route

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