The best is yet to come


Plenty of Tobacco Festival events still planned

By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Photos by OJ Stapleton|NDL The annual 4-H grill out fundraiser was held on Wednesday at the Logan County Extension Office. It is always held during the Tobacco & Heritage Festival.


Volunteers were on hand to take up money for the freshly grilled lunches. Proceeds went to benefit local 4-H projects.


The 4-H fundraiser also featured a bake sale.


The 60th annual Tobacco & Heritage Festival has had events going on all week long, but the best is still yet to come this weekend.

Over the weekend there was the Thunder on the Square Cruise In, the Ride of Champions bicycle race, the beauty pageants, Hometown History Day and more.

Then through the week there has been the annual 4-H Fundraiser grill out meal, the historic jail tour, the historic residential walking tour, cemetery tours and the annual Taster’s Luncheon at the United Methodist Temple.

Also, the annual Harvest of the Arts contest was decided.

This year’s winners included:

Senior Division

1st Place Karina Holloman “Untitled ”

2nd Place Amanda Wilson “Sea Watch”

3rd Place Korbin Holloman “Broken Hearts”

Junior Division

1st Place Sarah Oliver Hope Brown “Serenity”

2nd Place Olivia Cudd “The Deer”

3rd Place Rylee Kei Hobbs “Mario Rebooted”

Winning art work is on display in the City of Russellville Administrative Office window. Other senior division artwork is on display in the Chamber of Commerce windows on the square. Slappy’s restaurant is displaying additional junior division entries.

This years show was juried by Alexander Brindley, and artist who lives in Adairville. You can see Alexanders work by visiting alexanderbrindley.com.

There are still plenty of events to come on Friday and Saturday, which concludes the Festival with the parade, bank robbery reenactment and much more.

Some of the highlights that are yet to come include:

Tobacco Judging

Come and see the finest tobacco grown in Logan County!

When: Friday, Oct 7th.

Time: Registration begins at 7am, judging at 10am.

Chairman: Leann Martin.

Where: Russellville Park Square.

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Trolley Rides

Come and enjoy the sites and the sounds of beautiful Historic Downtown Russellville.

When: Friday, Oct 7th

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Where: 4th Street Theatre.

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Senior Center’s Womanless Beauty Pageant

Come watch these real “Beauties” strut their stuff!

When? Friday, Oct 7th

Time: 6 p.m.

Where? Historic Court House, W. 4th Street.

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Festival Parade

“Come watch the excitement rollin’ down Main Street!”

When: Saturday, Oct. 8th

Time: 10:30 a.m.

This is a FREE event! Decorated floats and mascots encouraged!

Registration deadline: Oct. 6th.

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Bounce Zone

Make plans to bring the kids to the bouncies on parade day! We are turning Crabtree Furniture’s Parking lot into a “Fun Zone” for kids.

When: Saturday, Oct 8th

Where: 4th Street Theatre and E. 4th Street area.

Time: Noon-4 p.m.

All day wrist bands will be sold for $10. Buy 2, Get 1 Free.

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Jesse James Bank Robbery Reenactment

“Come and see the James Gang in action”

When: Saturday, Oct 8th

Time: 9:30am.

Where: Main and 6th Street.

This is a FREE event!

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Rotary Pancake Breakfast

A Festival tradition

When: Saturday, Oct 8th

Time: 6-10 a.m.

Where: First Baptist Church, 277 S. Main St., Russellville.

President: Laurie Holloway.

Chairpersons: Laura Lee Robey and Elizabeth Teel.

Hosted by: Russellville Rotary Club

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Festival Food

Come and feast on many of your festival favorites!

When: Saturday, Oct. 8th

Where: Park Square

Time: 9 a.m. – until it’s gone!

Enjoy: Pulled pork, pulled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, fries, ribbon fries, lemonade, funnel cakes, slaw burger, BBQ nachos, loaded, BBQ baked potato, ribeye sandwiches, pork shop sandwiches, BBQ sandwiches, nachos, fried sweets, egg rolls, fried rice, teriyaki chicken, steak, shrimp, cheese fries, philly cheese steak, Italian and polish sausage, bratwurst, bloomin onion, chicken strips, beer battered fish filets, smoked sausage on a stick, chili cheese fries, funnel sticks with icing, red velvet funnel cake, deep fried twinkies and candy bars…and more!

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Craft Show

Local and Regional talents offer handmade treasures!

When: Saturday, Oct 8th

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Logan County Historic Courthouse Lawn at 4th and Winter St., Winter Street and BB&T side parking lot.

Chairperson: Paula Timberlake and MaryAnn Henry.

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Entertainment on the Square

Stay around after the parade, sit back, and relax!

When: Saturday, Oct 8th

Time: noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Main Stage on the Russellville Park Square.

This is a FREE event!

Schedule: Karaoke from 12:00-2:30pm, Corey Farlow Band from 3-4, Line Dancing from 4:30-5:00 and Summers, Kirby and Sanders Festival Finale Featuring Dizzorderly Conduct from 5-8pm.

Photos by OJ Stapleton|NDL The annual 4-H grill out fundraiser was held on Wednesday at the Logan County Extension Office. It is always held during the Tobacco & Heritage Festival.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_4H1.jpgPhotos by OJ Stapleton|NDL The annual 4-H grill out fundraiser was held on Wednesday at the Logan County Extension Office. It is always held during the Tobacco & Heritage Festival.

Volunteers were on hand to take up money for the freshly grilled lunches. Proceeds went to benefit local 4-H projects.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_4H2.jpgVolunteers were on hand to take up money for the freshly grilled lunches. Proceeds went to benefit local 4-H projects.

The 4-H fundraiser also featured a bake sale.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_4H3.jpgThe 4-H fundraiser also featured a bake sale.
Plenty of Tobacco Festival events still planned

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

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