From The Greeneville Neighbor News
Plans are finalized for the 2013 Baileyton Celebration, which will feature a variety of activities over a period of four days, Sept. 5-9, 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.
On Friday, Sept. 6, the activities will begin at 4 p.m., with arts and crafts booths opening and entertainment by Sandy’s Karaoke Club. At 6 p.m., a “Tour of Old Baileyton” will be held.
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 and crafts booths at 9 a.m.
Information about the Quilt and Craft Show is available by calling 234-0938.
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 - the class of 1963.
Other parade participants will include members of area Shrine Clubs, beauty queens, local public officials, floats and many other entries.
There will be a $15 entry fee per float that is entered in the float competition.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three floats, including $100 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third.
Other floats that are not entered in the competition will also be judged and awarded trophies for the top three positions.
Individuals or organizations wishing to participate in the parade are asked to call 234-2524.
Beginning at noon and continuing until 7:00 on Saturday, the Baileyton Celebration’s entertainment lineup will begin, weather permitting, on the outdoor stage.
Entertainment will include Bill & Chip McLain; Stony Creek Cloggers; Cletus Miller and Relevation, a men’s chorus; Luke Malone; Bob, Homer & the Blue Grass Boys; Amanda Willis; Cool Water; and Country Classics.
Children’s crafts will begin at 12:30 p.m. The Corn Hole Tournament will start at 2:00 with two divisions. Prizes will be awarded.
Registration for the planned 5K Road Race will begin at 4 p.m., with the race to start at 6 p.m. 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 - Belotn Style.”
A Street Dance for ages 18 and under will follow the skit with DJ-spun music by Ben Dean. The dance will be held on Horton Highway in front of Baileyton Town Hall.
On Sunday, Sept. 9, 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 also from New Lebanon Church.
An afternoon of gospel music will continue throughout the afternoon, concluding at 5:30 p.m.
Gospel Music will be feature all afternoon on stage until 5:30.The Believers, The Davises, Linda Carter; Over Home Boys; Gospel Review; Lana Page Luttrell; and Good Neighbor Quartet will perform.
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 thirty to register will receive a t-shirt, dash plaque, and a goodie bag.
At 6 p.m., a Youth Rally is planned in the Baileyton School auditorium. Guest speaker will be Brandon Broyles, with music provided by James Buchanan. Refreshments will be served following the program.
All forms and additional information for events are available at BaileytonCelebration.org.