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Waynetown ready to celebrate freedom

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WAYNETOWN — The Waynetown Freedom Fest takes place Saturday at Tremaine Park. The event celebrates American freedom and veterans.

Breakfast will be served beginning 7:30 a.m. by Robin’s Homestyle Catering. Sausage gravy and biscuits and breakfast sandwiches highlight the menu.

At 11 a.m. a variety of food, arts and crafts vendors open.

Food items include hamburgers, hot dogs, Sunoco’s breaded tenderloin sandwiches, Norvell’s barbecue pork and chicken, tacos, chicken and noodles, gelato, ice cream, iced coffee and cotton candy plus more.

The Waynetown Christian Church will be passing out free popcorn beginning at 2 p.m. and will continue until supplies run out.

The popular veterans’ display will be set up on the grounds. The display includes posters of more than 70 Waynetown area veterans and include the individual’s military history and in most cases a photo. Visitors can see a World War II ace, Purple Heart recipients, plus other photos of men and women who served honorably since World War I.

There will be 50/50 drawing tickets available at the Freedom Fest food stand in the Rusk Shelter.

From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the band City Lites will perform on the Bratton Stage.

At 7:30 p.m. the North Montgomery Xtreme Dance Team will perform. At 8 p.m. City Lites will return to the stage.

A patriotic service will commence at 9:50 p.m. which will include the presentation of the colors by local Boy Scouts Troops 247 and 365 followed by Taps and the National Anthem. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.

Sponsors for the event include Waynetown Merchants Association, Nucor, Byron Cox Post 72, Indiana Municipal Power Authority, Busse Excavating, Fountain Trust and Bob Campbell Ag.

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