Columbus Day celebration tomorrow

Published 2:22 pm Friday, October 10, 2008


Entertainment at the Columbus Day Celebration includes the OxyMorons, an improvisational troupe from Asheville, who will perform on the lawn at Stearns from noon to 2 p.m. The improv team performs skits based upon audience participation.

Musicians who will perform include headliner Geoff Achison and The Soul Diggers, Rich Bauer (Piedmont and ragtime blues), Black Lightning, Walt Whitney and Ellen Trnka, the Silver Travis Band and Greenville&39;s True Blue.

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Non-profits host activities

A number of non-profit organizations will participate this year, including the Polk County Historical Association, American Field Services, Polk County Public Library, VFW Women, Mill Spring Fire Department and more. Each organization will have a tent on the Stearns lawn, where they will offer a variety of activities.

Pumpkin carving contest

Everyone is invited to enter the pumpkin carving contest (there is a small fee). Pumpkins and carvers are provided; all you need is your creativity.

The pumpkin carving section will be located on the Stearns lawn and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Judging will take place at 6 p.m. You do not need to be present to be a winner at the time of judging.

All proceeds from the contest will be donated to the non-profit organizations participating in the Columbus Day Celebration.

For details about the celebration, including a map and entertainment schedules, see the Columbus Day Celebration program included in today&39;s Bulletin.