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FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 8, 2019 | F5 4-4 • Liberiarian Party of Morgan County 4-5 • North Daviess Marching Cougars 4-6 • Konnor Freese 4-7 • Jake Conard 4-8 • Chris Hollingsworth 4-9 • Bob Naylor 4-10 • Martinsville Elks 4-11 • Murat Drifters Shriners 4-12 • Serenity House and RSAP 4-13 • Monroe County Saddle Club Riding for Rocky’s Pizza 4-13A • Pooper Scoopers - Pack 206 Cub Scouts 4-14 • Morgan County History Partnership 4-15 • Martinsville Youth Center 4-16 • Gateway Tabernacle 4-17 • Morgan County Marine Corp League 4-18 • Anytime Fitness 4-19 • Cub Scout Pack 221 4-20 • Hall’s Haunted Halls 4-21 • Murat Shriner’s Indy 500 Club 4-22 • Historic Spencer Tivoli Theatre 4-23 • Cryo T Health Spa 4-24 • Morgan County Civil Air Patrol 4-25 • Artesian Little League

DIVISION 5 5.1 • Gregg Township Fire Department 5-2 • Always Fresh Baked Goods Inc 5-3 • Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Central Indiana 5-4 • US Army Recruiting 5-5 • The Pride of the Blue Devils Marching Band from Tipton High School 5-5A • Murat Transportation Club 5-5B • Murat Kentucky Colonels 5-6 • United Mine Workers 5-7 • Rhythm Chasers Clogging 5-8 • JW Jones 5-9 • The Waters of Martinsville 5-10 • Porch Time 5-11 • Jackson Junk.Com 5-12 • Meade’s Performance Muffler 5-13 • Artesian Menu 5-14 • Trinity Worship Center 5-15 • McDonald’s of Central Indiana 5-16 • Badger Daylighting 5-17 • Tom Wood Outdoor Equipment 5-17A • Wallace Construction 5-18 • Cruise in on the Square

2019 Morgan County Fall Foliage Parade By Fall Foliage Festival MARTINSVILLE — The Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival board members are excited for the 60th annual festival! Tradition will continue to play a major role with the parade serving as the finale event on Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning at 1 p.m. Members of the board want to express their thanks to the William and Helen Schwab Foundation, which will be the Parade Sponsor again this year. Parade Committee member Julie Callis shared that she is so grateful to the Schwab Family for sponsoring the parade for the community because without their generosity, it would be difficult to have a parade of this magnitude.  The Parade Grand Marshals this year are John (XIV) and Pam Badger, owners of the Martinsville Candy Kitchen, which is celebrating 100 years. The Fall Foliage Festival’s theme this year is “Celebrating 60 Years.”

According to Callis, we are thankful for the years of traditions and memories the Festival has given to the community, and we are excited about celebrating our 60th “Diamond” year. Currently, the parade has five divisions with 131 units participating, five bands competing for a $1,000 prize, and 13 floats competing for the 10 float awards, totaling $2,900 in prize money. Callis noted last year’s two new float awards are back this year. The “Praise Worthy Award,” for Church Floats only, sponsored by My Joy 100.5 and Spirit 95 Radio Stations pays $1,000 to the winner. The “William D. Shields Award” sponsored by Shields Designs pays $500 to the winner of a Service Club Float or a Non-Profit Philanthropic Club entry. The Parade Committee would also like to thank the other sponsors contributing to the Float Awards and the Band Sponsorships: 

2019 Parade Route


Shields Designs helps keep festival awards unique By Fall Foliage Festival MARTINSVILLE — The Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival will have new plaques this year to present for awards “Celebrating 60 Years.” According to FFF Board Member Julie Callis, the traditional festival plaques are no longer available, as the machine used by the vendor for these is no longer in operation. With this development, the festival was confronting the possibility that it would have to change to rectangular plaques, purchased retail, and have to retire the leaf-shaped plaques. So Callis reached out to Shields Designs, knowing owners Brad and Karen Shields produced banners last year for the Fall Foliage parade and also a specialty wooden plaque for the William D. Shields Float Award. Callis explained to them that the festival might not be able to afford a plaque of the quality produced by Shields Designs as the FFF’s income comes strictly from donations and fundraisers. “Shields Designs stepped up in a major way, not only providing the plaques but donating all of their labor as a Platinum Sponsorship,” Callis said. The FFF’s only cost was providing the wood for the plaques.

Shields Designs in Martinsville donated its time and talents to create new awards plaques for this year’s Fall Foliage Festival, complete with the traditional maple leaf design. (Courtesy photo)

“Brad and Karen’s generosity will not be forgotten,” Callis said. “The festival is so grateful for what they

have done to keep the leaf-shaped plaques as the festival’s legacy and especially for the 60th anniversary.” Callis also wanted to give a special “thank you” to Melissa Dillon at Shields Designs, who managed the project and put in many hours for its completion. Callis was thankful to all the sponsors who give generously to the festival to keep it going each year. She shared that the William and Helen Schwab Foundation has been a Platinum sponsor for the last several years by sponsoring the Parade, which is a huge expense to the festival. She also wanted to thank WCBK and the Reporter-Times for their charitable contributions to the advertising of the festival. Keller’s Printing Supply also donated the Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Information Booklets as a souvenir for this year. DeLyn’s Jewelry donated a diamond necklace for a give-away in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the festival. Every sponsor matters and is appreciated for whatever amount they can give, for whatever service they can provide, or for whatever time they can give. The festival is about community, and the community is what keeps it going. Thank you to ALL of the festival sponsors!


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