It’s time to start thinking about the 41st Fredericktown Tomato Show, September 6-9, 2017. This year’s theme is “Go Nuts!” Your parade entry, flower arrangement, lip sync and photo entries may be planned around the theme.
Leading the Board of Directors this year is President Kyle Lepley, Lesley Ruggles holds the Vice President position. JT Fearn is treasurer and Carol Ruggles retains the secretary’s job.
There will be a second stage again this year. It will be located on the Historical Museum’s parking lot. Entertainment for that is still being planned but the Buckeye Cloggers and Ashley Burke will make return performances. Friday’s main stage entertainment will be Nashville Crush and Saturday will feature the Gas Pump Jockeys.
The staging area for the Thursday night Kids’ & Critters’ Parade is still being confirmed but a route will take the parade right down Main Street to the stage, where all entries will be announced. The popular stone throw will continue with some changes. Women will throw on Wednesday, after the Little Miss Tomato Contest. On Thursday, following the lip sync, the men will have their chance.
Board members are recruiting sponsors for events and exhibits, as well as selling ads for the premium book. If you have not been contacted in the next month, please contact a Board member or call 740-504-9342 or 740-501-1288.
Mark your calendar now for four fun-filled days in September on 6-9, 2017.