Carnival set to celebrate the present and the past
Sure. By modern standards, Moores Hill may be a little off the beaten path.
If you can call Ind. 350 a path.
To bring awareness to the town, it takes a little bit of planning. A little something extra special.
That is why An Old Fashioned Carnival is coming to town Saturday, Aug. 17.
This is the first year for the carnival, said Tammy Wismann, carnival co-chairman with Lynn Allen. It will be held at Legion Park.
After the town’s bicentennial celebration last year, town board president Dee Russell suggested a similar event be held every year, said
Wismann, who was chairman for the bicentennial celebration.
Wismann suggested an old-fashioned carnival. The town board liked the idea.
“The goal is to celebrate Moores Hill, bringing together the residents from Moores Hill and the surrounding communities,” said Wismann.
Efforts were made to make the activities free or low-cost since everything in today’s world is so expensive for families, she said.
The carnival is free of charge except for the food vendors, craft booths and silent auction, said Wismann.
That is possible due to the generosity of donations from sponsors. The donations also show residents these businesses support the town, she said.
“We feel it is important to bring awareness to our quaint little town that is rich with history, such as Carnegie Hall, and try to bring more life back to this little town,” said Wismann.
The town has so much to offer, she said.
On Aug. 17, the carnival will kick off with a parade at 10 a.m. followed by the Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem sung by Dave Wismann.
Legion Park, across from the Moores Hill American Legion, will be home base for the day’s activities.
At noon, illusionist Phil Dalton will perform a magic show, then stay around until 1 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with the Moores Hill fire chief, town marshal and Dearborn County’s K-9 officer and trainer.
Live music includes Poss Rain Band at 2 p.m. and InnerSoul Band at 6 p.m. Games and rides run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Games are free. Tickets will be given to redeem prizes or place in drawing for prizes. Up for grabs are four bikes and a gift card.
There will be games for all ages, face painting and sand art. Free rides include a train, bouncy house, Euro bungee and paddle boat. At 4 p.m., there will be water gun and bubble stations for some extra fun.
Local organizations will sell food from noon to 6 p.m., including Boy Scout Troop 631 Milan Moores Hill, St. Mary Catholic School eight grade (for class trip), Moores Hill First Baptist Church and George Poole. There also will be free funnel cakes from Moores Hill Church of Christ.
Other businesses, churches and vendors also will be on hand.
If anyone would like to set up or be in the parade contact Tammy Wismann at 812-926-8082.
Sponsors for the event include: Town of Moores Hill, Moores Hill American Legion Post 209, Sibbett Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill Shell-Food Mart, Adams Cooling Tower, Inc., Carnegie Historic Landmarks, O.I.N.K. Regional Productions, Civista Charitable Fund, Haag Ford, SEI Communications, Merrilee’s Hardware Milan, Friendship State Bank, CalComm Indiana, DeVille’s Pharmacy and Aurora Lions Club.