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September 18, 2013

Festivals signal start of fall

Burlington, Francesville celebrations approaching

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Friday will include a youth baseball tournament, bingo from 4 p.m. to close, a chili dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. and entertainment from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will take place at East Fifth Street, said Darren Redding, president of the Burlington Community Club.

The Burlington Community Club hosts the festival, which is nearing the 30-year mark, Redding estimated.

On Saturday, there will be a pancake breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m., parade at 1:15 p.m., an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m., karaoke and an antique tractor drive-in. Activities, excluding food vendors, the chili dinner and fish fry, are free.

"I really enjoy the camaraderie the festival brings," Redding said. "It's a great time for people who have left the community to come back for a weekend. It's a feel good event."

All those who help out with the event are volunteers who have lived in the community for most of their life, Redding said.

"It's an opportunity to give back," he said.

Redding said the biggest challenge this year has been the need for additional volunteers. If anyone is interested in helping out, they can show up to the festival or call Redding at 765-432-2571.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com.

If you go: WHAT: 48th annual Francesville fall festival WHEN: Friday to Sunday WHERE: Downtown Francesville INFO: Call 219-869-1229 or visit www.francesvillefallfestival.com If you go: WHAT: Burlington Fall Festival WHERE: East Fifth Street, Burlington WHEN: 4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday INFO: To find out more or volunteer, visit http://www.burlingtonindiana.org/89-fall-festival.html or call Darren Redding at 765-432-2571

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