2016 Elks Crawfordsville Car Show

The 14th Annual Crawfordsville Elks Lodge 483 Car Show, will be held Saturday August, 2016, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. There is a new venue this year, it will be at Creekside Lodge, beside Sugar Creek, just off of Lafayette Avenue, west of US 231. Click below to view and print the event flyer, from the Ben Hur Car Club website.

Elks of CrawfElks CarShowFlyer Jun2016

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2016 Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival

If you didn’t know, the annual Strawberry Festival will be held this coming weekend, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

The Festival runs June 10, through the 12th, 2016.

(Pictures from 2013 Festival – by cjp02 on FLICKR)

Festival Grounds

The Groove Catz on stage at the Festival

General view of the show

With great entertainment, a flea market, tractor show, and on Sunday, a large classic car show, there is plenty for people of all ages. My favorite part is the car show, on Sunday.

Checkout their website for schedule and much more:-

http://thestrawberryfestival.com/

Crawfordsville District Public Library: Cemetery Locator

If you are researching Cemeteries and the people buried there, in Montgomery County, Indiana, a useful resource is the Crawfordsville Public Library website Cemetery Locator page:-

via Crawfordsville District Public Library: Cemetery Locator.

Iconic Lyons Music sign removed

Phantom Neon Signs and Graphics employees prepare to remove the iconic Lyons Music sign from its North Green Street location.

Phantom Neon Signs and Graphics employees prepare to remove the iconic Lyons Music sign from its North Green Street location.

Crawfordsville, Indiana, Wednesday, October 7, 2015

An iconic sign was lowered from its long-time, downtown perch. On Tuesday, the Lyons Music sign was removed from the front of 210 S. Green St., not to be discarded, but to be made to turn on again.

The plan is to have Phantom Neon Signs and Graphics restore the piece. Once in working order, the sign will be placed on display at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.

Bernard and Robin Thompson, who bought the building that formerly housed the music store, and most recently a sewing machine shop, understood the sign represented many memories centered around music for many local residents. Many people remember buying instruments, instrument accessories and sheet music at the store.

“When we bought the building I told my husband that this sign means a lot to the people in the Crawfordsville area,” Robin said. “It hit me that we should give it to the Carnegie Museum. Looking down at the sign from the upstairs apartment we could tell it was in good shape considering how old it is.”

Crawfordsville Main Street board member Becky Hurt watched as the sign was lowered to the ground. She is happy the sign is being saved.

“I think this is marvelous that Phantom Neon can save this sign,” Hurt said. “And then, to be able to see it light up again at the museum is wonderful. I am so thankful the Thompsons are saving it and donating it for all to enjoy again. I remember having the Strand Theater sign all lit up and the Lyons Music sign lit up right on the same street. Lyons Music Store had the best selection of sheet music that you would find anywhere.”

Robin, who also is a Crawfordsville Main Street board member, has memories of taking music lessons inside the store.

“When I was a student at Tuttle Middle School we would meet our music director, Connie Meek, at Lyons Music Store,” Robin said. “We would work on our musical pieces in preparation for the contests at DePauw University.”

Taking down the sign down drew a lot of attention. Many people stopped to take photos on their phones. One motorist in particular stopped the vehicle and jumped out to find out what was going on. The man was Crawfordsville resident Rick Lyon. He asked what was going to happen to the sign, and was relieved to learn it would have a new home at the museum.

“My dad’s cousin owned the store, and if the sign was going to be junked, I was going to take it to save it,” he said. “I am thrilled with the plan that will see the sign end up in the museum. That is just great.”

The building will soon house a bakery, Maxine’s on Green. It will specialize in sweet baked goods.

Re-posted From http://www.journalreview.com/news/article_bce4ca12-6c7e-11e5-9e02-3b35517043d3.html

2015 Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival Car Show

The annual Strawberry Festival, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, will be held June 12 through 14, 2015. 

Car Shows:- 

Friday Starting at 2:PM June 12th – Show and Shine, Sponsored by The Charioteers Car Club, on East Pike Street (down by Lane Place gazebo). For more info, call John Rose 765-362-9497

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Saturday Car Show – Starting at 4:00 pm at the Lane Place! Cruise in also at 4:00pm

Saturday Starting at 12 Noon June 13th– The Strawberry Festival Corvette Show

Sponsored by Patti Schloot Mucha and Gould Body & Paint

on East Pike Street

Trophies awarded for:

Tom Schloot Award

Best of Show

Dan Voliva Award

Need more info? Call Scott Voliva at 362-4000 Or email him HERE

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Sunday 8AM – 4PM June 14th – Antiques & Classics Car Show

Sponsored by the Ben Hur Car Club

Sign in on Pike Street starting at 8:00AM
Need info: Call Greg Linn 307-8571

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There will also be an Antique Tractor Show nearby, on all three days. This is hosted by the Montgomery Pioneer Assocation. 

2015 Crawfordsville, IN car show

This Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2015, there will be a car show at the Steak ‘N’ Shake restaurant at 1640 S US 231 in Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. 
Registration is from 1PM until 3PM. $15 entry, with T-Shirt, and music from Fat Rat DJ. For further information call John Rose on 765-362-9497

2015 Car Show in Crawfordsville, IN

There is a car show, this afternoon, May 17, 2015, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. It is at the Forum Restaurant, on Darlington Avenue, otherwise known as State Road 32. Registration is from 1PM until 3PM, with judging due to take place at 4:30PM. 

See you there?