Plans have been finalized for the 2013 Baileyton Celebration, which will feature a wide variety of activities Sept. 5-8 at the Baileyton Elementary School.
The theme for this year's event is "Back to Our Roots."
The festivities will begin on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m., with a beauty pageant for young women, a news release stated.
On Friday, Sept. 6, the activities will begin at 4 p.m., with arts & crafts booths opening, and entertainment by Sandy's Karaoke Club.
At 6 p.m., a "Tour of Old Baileyton" will be conducted by Steven Broyles.
To follow the theme of "Back to Our Roots," numerous "old timey" games will be offered: marbles, checkers, sack race, three-legged race, egg toss, jump rope and paddle-ball contest.
In addition to bragging rights for the winners, the news release said, ribbons will be awarded. All ages may enter these contests, which will take place near the Baileyton School sign.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, a full slate of activities is planned.
Registration for the Quilt and Craft Show will begin at 8:30 a.m. that day, followed by the opening of the arts & crafts booths at 9 a.m.
Information about the Quilt and Craft Show is available by calling 234-0938. Booth spaces are available and can be obtained by calling 329-4634.
The judging of tractors will take place at 9:30 a.m.
At 10 a.m., the annual Baileyton Celebration Parade will begin.
This year's parade marshals will be the first graduating class of North Greene High School. NGHS is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Other parade participants will include members of area Shrine Clubs, beauty queens, local public officials, floats, ROTC, and many other entries.
At the opening ceremony the members of the NGHS Class of 1963 will be recognized, and awards will be presented to winning tractors and floats.
Beginning at noon on Saturday, the Baileyton Celebration's entertainment lineup will begin, weather permitting, on the outdoor stage.
The entertainment lineup includes:
* Bill & Chip McLain;
* Stony Creek Cloggers;
* Cletus Miller and The Revelations, an all-male chorus;
* Luke Malone;
* Bob, Homer & the Blue Grass Boys;
* Amanda Willis;
* Cool Water; and
* The Country Classics.
MANY OTHER EVENTS
Children's crafts will begin at 12:30 p.m. Crafts, which will also follow the theme, include: rag balls, corn husk dolls, dream catchers, and button spinners.
At 2 p.m. a Corn Hole Tournament will be held. The two divisions and prize money are: 18 and under -- $50 prize, and adult -- $100 grand prize.
The entry fee is $10 per two member team, with a minimum of 10 teams.
Registration for the planned 5K Road Race will begin at 4 p.m., with the race to start at 6 p.m.
This race is an SFTC King & Queen race. Registration is $10 for high school and younger students, and $15 for others.
Additional details about the road race are available by calling 234-7702.
At 7:15 p.m., the Celebration's organizing committee is planning a very special event: the "Dysfunctional Family Feud -- Belton Style."
A Street Dance for ages 18 and under will follow the "feuding," with DJ-spun music by Ben Dean.
The dance will be held on Horton Highway in front of Baileyton Town Hall.
On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Celebration will continue, with booths opening at 9 a.m.
A Community Worship Service is planned for 11 a.m., with music by the New Lebanon Church Choir, and, at 11:15 a.m., a spiritual message by the Rev. Nathan Reynolds, New Lebanon Church.
Gospel music will continue throughout the afternoon, concluding at 5:30 p.m.
Gospel music will be provided by:
* The Believers;
* The Davises;
* Linda Carter;
* Over Home Boys;
* Gospel Review;
* Lana Page Luttrell; and
* The Good Neighbor Quartet.
A Cruise-In is also planned; beginning at 2 p.m., with awards scheduled for 4 p.m. Registration will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Information about the Cruise-In is available by calling 234-0938. The first 40 persons to register will receive a t-shirt, a dash plaque, and a goodie bag.
At 6 p.m. a Youth Rally is planned in the Baileyton School auditorium. The guest speaker will be Brandon Broyles, with music provided by James Buchanan.
Refreshments will be served following the program.
All forms and additional information about events are available at http://baileytoncelebration.org/