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August 25, 2021

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Winslow plans packed weekend, Sept. 17-18 Alumni Banquet, Fall Festival and Clog the Patoka scheduled By Andy Heuring The weekend of Septem- ber 17 and 18 should be a big weekend for Winslow. The Winslow Alumni Banquet, Winslow Fall Festival and Clog the Patoka are scheduled for the same weekend. Paul Houchins, represent- ing the Winslow Alumni As- sociation, talked for about 45 minutes with the Winslow Town Council Monday night in an effort to coordinate their events this year. Houch- ins said they normally try to schedule the Alumni ban- quet on a different weekend, but this year, due to schedul- ing the venue in Huntingburg, they had to put them on the same weekends. The Alumni Association has a nine-hole golf outing for Friday morning at Prides Creek and a nostalgic road ral- ly is set for Friday afternoon. The road rally will take peo- ple to five places, including school sites and landmarks in the southern half of Pike County. Houchins said it will take about two hours to com- plete the route. Participants are asked to take a selfie at the different stops. Then starting at 5 p.m. in the Community Center, they will have a chili supper be- ing provided by the Women's Ministry of Pike County, with all proceeds going to further their mission. The actual banquet will be in Huntingburg at the Hunt- ingburg Event Center, start- ing 5 p.m. on Saturday. Pri- or to that, they will have so- cial hours at the Holiday Inn Express in Jasper from 2 to 5 p.m. for people to meet with friends and visit, or have class reunions. Houchins and the council said they would like to work together in the future to coor- dinate the events more closely. The Clog the Patoka was moved from its normal date in July to September 18, due to a storm. So it will be hap- pening on the same day as the Winslow Fall Festival and Light-up Parade. Council president Josh Popp said because the town clerk, Corbin Dixon, was on vacation, and the deputy clerk, Noah Onyett, was in college and could not attend the meeting, they could not take any official votes or ac- tions, since neither one was available to take the min- utes. They did discuss sev- eral items. They agreed to approve adding more pav- ing projects to their list of projects. Popp asked coun- cil members Debra Lamb and Dick Brewster if they were okay with paving the entrance to Riverside Park and a short section of Lucas St. Popp said they put Lucas St. on the list, from Walnut St to Bluff St., where it ends at Oak St. He said he forgot to put on the list a little more than a block-long section that runs from Oak St. to just past Detar St. He said the cost of both projects would be about $ 6,400. Lamb and Brewster agreed it needed to be done. In other business, Coun- cilman Brewster said, "We have people living in camp- ers again." Lamb said they have one situation where a person needed a place to live for a few weeks while they were getting another place ready to live. "This isn't one of deals where they say that and are still living there three years later? " asked Brewster. Lamb the Pike County Health Dept. asked permis- sion for this person to tem- porarily live there with a set deadline to move out. "We can't just have people living in campers in town," said Lamb. It was decided they would put that on the agenda of their next meeting, which is sched- uled for 6 p.m. Monday, Sep- tember 13. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, August 25, 2021 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg NEWS BRIEFS Petersburg Lions Club sponsoring car show this Saturday The Petersburg Lions Club is sponsoring a "daily driv- er" car show from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 at O'Reilly Auto Parts, South Main St., Petersburg. Registration is a $5 donation to the Petersburg Lions Club. Awards may be anything from the cleanest windshield to the windshield with the most bugs. All decisions about type of award and decisions of the judges will be ludicrous and not necessar- ily with any merit. Proceeds of the event will go toward various service proj- ects of the local Lions. Examples are classroom libraries for each Petersburg first grade, free individual dictionar- ies for every third grader in the county, free eye testing for school children, free eye exams and glasses for all in need, Indiana Lions Eye Bank and Lions Leader Dog School. Upper Patoka River Conservancy meeting is Sept. 9 The Upper Patoka River Conservancy District will meet at 7 p.m. on September 9, 2021, for a hearing on their pro- posed budget for 2022. They will meet at 7 p.m. on Septem- ber 23 for the purpose of adopting a budget for 2022. Both meetings will be in the Dubois Courthouse Annex in Jas- per and are open to the public. Is it TIME for your next eye exam? 8–7 . Mon. 8–noon . Tues. 10–7 . 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