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Downtown Days fun and activities to be in Columbia Saturday, October 8

Want to eat some worm pie? How about pumpkin painting?
This Saturday starting from downtown, you can run in a marathon, walk 'with the people', attend a carnival with the kids or go to the children's pageant and/or parade. Everything begins in Columbia at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Here's the schedule of events:

8:30 AM - Downtown Days 5K Run - Start at Chamber of Commerce Building on Burkesville Street,
$12:00 Preregistration entry fee

9:00 AM - Kids Carnival Opens - Greensburg Street
Inflatable Obstacle Course Play Palace

9:00 AM - Volksmarch
Visit Historic Columbia on a walking tour in the Volksmarch tradition, 5K & 10KStart at Chamber of Commerce Building on Burkesville Street

10:00 AM - Downtown Days Pageant - Columbian Theatre.
Girls Ages 0-12, 13-16; Boys Ages 0-4;
$10.00 Entry Fee per participant

10:00 AM - Balloon Shaving Contest - enter and see if you can shave a balloon!
10:00 AM - "Worm Pie" Eating Contest - wonder what's really in them???
11:00 AM - Pumpkin Painting Contest - Scary or Funny or ???

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Decorate Bikes & Trikes for "Children's Parade"
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM - Bailey Brothers perform
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Children's Choir, Col. William Casey

1:45 PM - Bed Race, Burkesville Street
Entry Fee $10.00 - How Far Can You Push It??

2:00 PM - Children's Parade
2:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Live Music Entertainment


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Art in Downtown Columbia



2005-10-08 - Theatre Side of the Square, Columbia, KY - Photo Staff. Columbia artist Lloyd French is displaying and selling watercolors at Downtown Columbia Days under a canopy set up in the Fountain area of the Square. At right is a watercolor painted from a photograph of a red barn in the Breeding area.
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View of Square from Ladder Truck



2005-10-08 - Downtown Days on the Square, Columbia, KY - Photo Bryan Gaskin. Firefighter/Photographer Bryan Gaskins took this view of Downtown Days preparation early this morning, Saturday, October 8, 2005, from aloft in the bucket of the Columbia Fire Department's new Sutphen Ladder Truck #1. Aboard the bucket, also, was firefighter Chris Bragg. On the street far below are, from left, Assistant County FD Chief Terry Moore, Chamber of Commerce President Richard Phelps, Ed Waggener, Firefighter Dennis Loy, and, in foreground, County Extension Agent David Herbst. The Ladder Truck is on display today, but Columbia Fire Chief Mike Glasgow says that rides will not be given. The firemen are accepting county fire dues and are giving out Tot Finder bedroom window stickers which would help firemen find kids bedrooms quickly were af ire to occur.
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Barbecue is on the way



2005-10-08 - Greensburg ST off the Square, Columbia, KY - Photo Staff. Barbecue Chef Johnny Johnson was just starting the smoker at 7:00 a.m., this morning, getting ready to barbecue beef brisket, pork chops and lamb barbecue for the Downtown Days crowd. It was Mr. Johnson's second time to cook for the festival. Working with him is Donna Frazier.Click ReadMore to see more festival photos.
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At the controls



2005-10-08 - Square, Columbia, KY - Photo Staff. Assistant Adair County Fire Chief Charles Sparks V. Sparks was at the controls which maneuver the bucket on Columbia Ladder Truck #1 at Downtown Days, Columbia, Saturday, October 8, 2005. Click ReadMore to see more festival photos.
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Rotarians registering Volksmarch entrants



2005-10-08 - Chamber parking lot, Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo Staff. Rotarians Ted Caldwell and Kaye Bowman had information and big smiles for walkers who wanted to register for the the walk which this year takes entrants past some of Columbia's lesser known historical sites, including Diddle Tavern. Click ReadMore for more festival photos.
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Lots of Tin Men



2005-10-08 - The Square near Campbellsvile ST exit, Columbia, KY - Photo Staff. A lot of art, a lot of art forms, a lot of tin men. There are many choices at Downtown Days in Columbia today, Saturday, October 8, 2005. Artist-in-tin Fred L. Hall, Russell Springs, KY, has his creations available at this booth by The Flower Garden on the Square near the Campbellsville exit.
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Ladder truck photography team



2005-10-08 - The Square, Columbia, KY - Photo Staff. Firefighters CHRIS BRAGG and BRYAN GASKINS return to from a trip aloft aboard the Columbia Fire Department Ladder Truck No. 1 bucket during Downtown Days, October 8, 2005.
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