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June 23, 2012

Assumption Fest Set for June 28-30

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Downtown Assumption will be busy with activities and shows Thursday through Saturday, June 28-30.

Assumption Fest will host three days of family friendly events including a midway carnival by Fountain Amusements, parade, contests, and music.

“We’ve been trying to grow and expand each year,” said committee chairman Angela Ohl-Marsters. “There is something for all ages and interests.”

The Festival theme, “In Days Gone By,” celebrates the heritage of the area while incorporating the present.

Old-time tractors, needlework and crafts, and a variety of collections will be displayed throughout the event. Rick Sullivan’s “Little Red Wagon” car will roll into town on Thursday evening.

“He has take a Red Rider wagon and transformed it into a car,” Ohl-Marsters said.

The Main Stage will be full of entertainment throughout the three days such as royalty contests, pet show, Dance Station, baby show, magician, hypnosis, and country/rock duo Cook and Belle.

The beer tent will feature music from The Shake (Friday), Carbon Copy & Guest, and Super Mario Speedwagon (Saturday)

There is no admission charge for the shows.

Saturday’s events include the parade at 11 a.m.

“We’ve got a lot of floats coming to the parade as well as Shriners groups. The parade usually lasts about an hour,” said Ohl-Marsters. “We have a lot of support from other area towns, such as Shelbyville, Taylorville, and Edinburg.”

Grand marshals for the parade is the Central A&M 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team.

New to the Festival this year are  the Mr. Assumption Fest Leg Contest following the Royalty contests Thursday evening, the dog demonstration from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and the All About Ag booth sponsored by area FFA groups open on Saturday.

In addition there will be a large flea market and a bigger expanded area for kids.

“We encourage Shelby County people to come out to the Fest,” Ohl-Marsters said.

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