Friday, Sept. 5


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[SEPT. 5, 2003]  Mount Pulaski Fall Festival opened Thursday night with activities for the entire community. A pork chop supper was offered by local Boy Scout Troop 122. The evening continued with the "Cutest Lil Farmer" contest at 6 p.m. and concluded with a concert by the Mount Pulaski Community Band. Several vendors were also offering their wares. And other locally sponsored food booths offered lemonade shake-ups, pronto pups, gyros and barbecue sandwiches.

Friday evening activities include the American Legion steak fry, beginning at 5 p.m.

Mount Pulaski will also dedicate the Abraham Lincoln rural at 6:30 p.m. This mural, created by Washington, Ill., artist David Webster, is painted on the side of Marcia's Café and depicts a large image of Lincoln in front of the Mount Pulaski House, a hotel that existed when Lincoln was a circuit lawyer in Logan County.

At 7 p.m. Oysters Rockafeller will be in concert on the square. And at 8 p.m., Hickory will perform in the beer tent.

Saturday's activities will begin early with a VFW annual breakfast at 6 a.m., followed by Krispy Kreme doughnuts at 8 a.m. (for those of us who like to sleep in on Saturdays).

At 9 a.m., the annual Soap Box Derby will run on Washington Street, a steep descent familiar to Mount Pulaskians.

The FFA will offer a petting zoo from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

At 11 a.m. is a kiddie tractor pull sponsored by Jaycees.


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"Dancin' In the Streets" is the theme of the festival parade, which begins at 2 p.m.

At 5 p.m., First Christian Church will serve a fried chicken dinner.

MPHS cheerleaders will perform at 6 p.m., followed by the Oak Hill Tumbling troupe at 6:15 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Susan Collier's School of Dance will perform, and Up Front will be in concert in the beer tent.

For further information, please contact Kelly Aylesworth at 674-3476 or Stacey Fulscher at 792-9004. Or visit the village's new local website:

[Patricia Rankin]


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