The annual Baileyton Celebration begins this evening and continues through Sunday.
The Baileyton Elementary School grounds will once again be the host site for the 2012 "Celebrate"-themed event. In case of inclement weather all events will move inside.
This evening's schedule will feature a beauty pageant with more than 40 girls participating.
The auditorium doors will open at 5 p.m., and the pageant will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $2.
Friday, the crafts and food booths will open at 4 p.m. Baileyton United Methodist will be providing tables and chairs.
The "Tour of Old Baileyton" will be led by Steven Broyles at 6 p.m.
Karaoke by numerous local talents will be the featured entertainment. Sandy's Karaoke Club will invite others to participate with an open microphone at 7:30 p.m.
Suzanne Lamer will host Zumba in the auditorium at 9 p.m.
Saturday during the parade led by Doug and Joyce Carter, parade marshals; North Greene High School and Chuckey-Doak High School bands will be performing.
Numerous floats, Shriner units, and elected officials will be featured in the parade.
The Greene County ROTC unit will post the colors at the opening ceremony.
Entertainment will continue throughout the afternoon on Saturday.
Each of the following groups will perform for approximately one hour: Bill and Chip McLain, Stony Creek Cloggers, Jerry Malone, Luke Malone, Bob & Homer and the Blue Grass Boys, Amanda Willis, Cool Water, and Hale Vance.
At 12:30 p.m., children will have the opportunity to make free craft projects: duct tape bracelets, sand art in bottles, and bead jewelry.
Zumba will be in the auditorium at 2 p.m. A new event this year will be the corn hole tournament, which also begins at 2 p.m. Team fee is $10 and the winning team receives $100.
Registration for the 5K Road Race will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until race start at 6 p.m.
The two events that draw the largest crowds will complete Saturday events.
The "Presidential Debate/Belton Style Town Hall," which begins about 7:15 p.m., is certain to have some notable dignitaries making appearances, a spokesman said.
For the younger crowd (those 18 and under), the street dance will begin immediately following the "politickin.'"
Sunday begins with a community worship service.
The Rev. William Rimmer, Baileyton United Methodist Charge pastor, will begin the morning message after musical selections performed by the charge choir.
Throughout the afternoon other entertainers include: The Davises, Linda Carter, Over Home Boys, Gospel Review, Cletus Miller, Lana Page, and the Good Neighbor Quartet.
A cruise-in will be featured all afternoon with door prizes, t-shirts, dash plaques, and goodie bags given to participants.
Awards will be presented at 4 p.m.
The Celebration will end with a youth rally in the auditorium. Jessie Crawford will be the guest speaker, and the John Rodgers Band of Mosheim will provide music.
Free food will follow the service.
For more information, please go online to http://www.baileytoncelebration.org or call 620-0152.