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Brush Valley festival returns Saturday

by RACHEL JONES news@indianagazette.net on July 27, 2014 1:54 AM

The 41st Brush Valley Day Festival, steeped in history, will again be held at the Brush Valley Fire Hall on Saturday.

The festival begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude Sunday morning with a community worship service.

This year, new events have been added to the list of those that are most anticipated. There will be a display of wildlife trophies from the Brush Valley area, chainsaw carving, a setup for kids that will offer a variety of games and a parade featuring pets and decorated bicycles, among others.

There will also be an open jam session for singers and musicians on Saturday. Musicians are asked to bring their instruments, if interested.

Besides the famous Brush Valley fire department chicken and popular vendors, many people just enjoy the time they are able to spend with loved ones.

“A lot of people come to visit with friends and family members,” said Gloria Mitchell, Brush Valley Day committee member. “The rest is just an addition.”

Admission and parking are both free.

Following is the schedule of events.

FRIDAY

• 6-7 p.m.: Baking contest entries to arrive in Scout Room

• 7:30 p.m.: Judging of baking contest entries

SATURDAY

• 8 a.m.: Horseshoe registration ($3 entry fee)

• 9 a.m.: Horseshoe contest

• 9 a.m.: Opening flag ceremony, Brush Valley Girl Scouts in front of fire hall

• 10 a.m.: Pet parade on Valley View Road; judging by SNIPP (Spay and Neuter Indiana PA Pets). All pets on leashes or in cages must be taken home immediately after the parade. No pets are permitted inside the buildings.

• 11 a.m.: Bike parade on Valley View Road. Come with bikes decorated.

• 11 a.m.-noon: Nick Hudak, indoors

• 11:30 a.m.: UHS varsity cheerleaders, outdoors

• Noon-3 p.m.: Bingo in Scout Room

• 1 p.m.: Martial arts demonstration (Chaney Woodring), outdoors

• 1-1:30 p.m.: The Nightengales, indoors

• 2 p.m.: Greased pole, ages 6-14

• 2:30 p.m.: Sawdust search, ages 3-12

• 2:30 p.m.: Halee Sesock, country music selections, indoors

• 3 p.m.: UHS Junior High cheerleaders, outdoors

• 3-7 p.m.: Open jam session

• 3:30 p.m.: Crosscut log sawing registration

• 4 p.m.: Crosscut log sawing competition

• 4-5 p.m.: Mark, Sean and Dave, indoors

• 5 p.m.: Closing of tables and booths

• 5:30 p.m.: Selling of wood carvings

SUNDAY

10 a.m.: Community worship service

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