Letters to the Editor
Oliphant says thanks for help over years
To the Editor:
After 20 years of association with the Joe and Jan Edwards Labor Day Show, I would like to thank the many corporations and individuals who have assisted in the program.
Thanks to our sponsors who have indicated they will continue their sponsorship. To Farmers and Mechanics Federal Savings and Loan Association, Bloomfield Manufacturing Company, Homestead Realty, Bloomfield State Bank, Linton Family Pharmacy, Main Street Gift Shop in Linton, Bloomfield IGA, Ken's Barber and Style Shop, Haywood Body Shop, Haywood Printing, and the Greene County Daily World.
Thanks to the Bloomfield Town Council for allowing the use of the Bloomfield Town Park for 12 years, the Park Board, the town maintenance crew headed by Donnie Lawless, Gary Heshelman for providing the delicious barbecue, and to all the many folks who attended the shows over the years.
The 1997 show at the Hilltop remains the highest number of attendees on record when Uncle Bob Hardy made an appearance. We estimate that 800, more or less, enjoyed that program. We regret to say, Uncle Bob is not in good health and can no longer attend. Send him a card to: Uncle Bob Hardy, 1545 S. 14th Ave. Apt. #339, Yuma, Az., 85364. He would enjoy hearing from his old friends.
I'll be in the front row center at the Shawnee Theatre on Labor Day, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Festival organizers say thank you
To the Editor:
The Newberry Festival would like to thank: Jenkins & Sons Funeral Homes, Burton Chiropractic, Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC, Valley Implement Inc., Griffin Industries Inc., Phillips Well Drilling & Pump Service, Yorkie Grill Sales, Graves Plumbing, Parkview Village Christian Care Inc., The Insurance Shop Inc., Graber Post Building Inc., Musselman Apartments & Construction, Musselman Farms (Ritch), Bloomfield Veterinary Clinic Inc., Smithville Telephone Co., 1st National Bank of Odon, Perdue Farms Feed Mill, Lois Pickett, Odon Family Dentistry, Lyons Raceway Park, River Inn, and Jeffers Auto Parts.
We would like to thank all the ones that helped at the festival and the vendors and the many people that attended our festival this year.
Newberry Festival Committee
Veronica Ault/Vice-President & Booths
Melissa Harding/Little Mister & Miss Contest Baby Contest & Parade