Spencer County Octoberfest 2012: SUPER HEROES

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Octoberfest flies into town Friday, Saturday -- Super heroes to be parade grand marshals

By Mallory Bilger

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s the Spencer County 2012 Octoberfest flying into town this Friday and Saturday with a super hero theme that is sure to please children and adults alike.
The annual family festival will kick off Friday evening with pageants including a baby and tiny tots show, followed by the Little Mister and Miss, Pre-teen, Junior Miss and Miss Spencer County Octoberfest pageants. The pageant winners are expected to ride in the Octoberfest parade Saturday morning.
Saturday’s events will kick off at 8:45 a.m. in town square with a prayer by Bro. Chad Goodlett of First Assembly of God Church. Resident Abbi Nation will sing the national anthem and the rest of the day’s events will follow. Saturday’s featured event will be the annual Octoberfest parade, which will include numerous floats, antique cars, tractors, horses and more for onlookers to enjoy.
This year’s parade grand marshals are some very recognizable super heroes — including Super Woman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Batgirl, Spider Man, and maybe even others, according to Octoberfest committee member Tammy Gaines. The super heroes will make their initial appearance during the parade and will stick around after at a booth in the square to sign autographs for children.
Gaines said at a recent committee meeting several of the super heroes showed up, which created an exciting sight.
“We had a lot of them come out dressed, and oh my gosh, they look fabulous,” Gaines said. “Wonder Woman almost looks like Linda Carter.”
The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and is expected to last until around noon. Parade participants will meet at Spencer County High School. The route will start at the high school, come up Taylorsville Road, take a right on Reasor Avenue, a left on Main Cross, a right on Back Alley, a left onto Point Street and then a left onto Main Street bringing the parade through town. The parade route will be closed to traffic during the parade, however, Main Street from Jefferson to Point streets will be closed Friday from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 1 a.m.
Events on Saturday include music by multiple local talents, a scooter race, car show, a presentation by the Spencer County Middle School Dance Team, a Zumba dance presentation by Everybody’s Fitness, craft and food booths and more.
Gaines said the committee has been working hard to make the event memorable. Good weather would be a plus, she said.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed the weather is going to be good,” she said.
Anyone with questions regarding Octoberfest participation can check out the group’s website at www.spencercountyoctoberfest.com, visit the group’s Facebook page entitled Spencer County Octoberfest, or call the Taylorsville police department’s non-emergency line at 477-3231.

Octoberfest Schedule of Events:

Friday night:
6 p.m.: Registration of pageants begins
6:30 p.m.: Baby and tiny tot pageant
7 p.m.: Little Mister and Miss
8:15 p.m.: Pre-Teen
9:15 p.m.: Junior Miss and Miss
*Times are not exact as some categories may run longer or shorter. DJ music and sound provided by Charlie Tichenor.

8:45 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies
Prayer: Bro. Chad Goodlett
National Anthem: Abbi Nation
9 a.m.: Scooter Races sponsored by The Red Scooter
9-10:30 a.m.: Billy Curtsinger
10:30 a.m. until noon: Parade
Noon - 1 p.m.: Jarrad Mattingly
1 p.m.: Car show judging begins
1-2:30 p.m.: Lawson Brothers
2:30-3 p.m.: Car show announcements and Spencer County Middle School Dance Team presentation
3-4:30 p.m.: David Stevens band
4:30-5 p.m.: Zumba Dance by Everybody’s Fitness
5-7 p.m.: Honky Tonk Road
7-9 p.m.: Judge Angus
9-11 p.m.: Twangtown
Attention horse enthusiasts considering riding in the parade: Due to state regulations, ONLY horses with valid and up-to-date health papers and Coggins will be allowed to participate in the parade. This is to ensure the health and safety of all the
animals participating.