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Founder’s Day is this weekend

By John Estridge, Editor

The big news for this year's Founder's Day is the Saturday night concert by the contemporary Christian group “Revived.”

Steve Logue said he is very excited this band was available to play in Liberty this weekend. He said it is a very good group, and he is hoping for a big crowd. It starts at 6 p.m., and Logue said to bring lawn chairs for the event.

Other big news for Founder's Day is the weather forecast. Last year's weather included about five inches of rain. This year it is predicted to be nearly perfect weather with highs in the 70s and no rain on the horizon.

Also, Logue said there are several new vendors this year with homemade crafts.

Action begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, September 7, when the booths and craft demonstrations open. The Boy Scouts will raise the flag at 10 a.m. And at 11 a.m., food will be served at the Templeton Cabin sponsored by the Union County Historical Society. It is ham and beans, cornbread and cobbler.

Also at 11 a.m., there will be a pedal tractor pull and races.

Paul O the Pirate, also known as Paul Odenwelder, will perform at 1 p.m. Bluegrass music will be offered at 3:30 p.m. with the “Revived” concert at 6 p.m.

Sunday features a car show at the front side of the courthouse with registration being held from 9 a.m. until noon. Breakfast will be served by the historical society beginning at 8:30 a.m. It features biscuits and sausage gravy.

Church services, sponsored by Grace Community Church, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Boy Scouts will again raise the flag at 10:30 a.m. Booths and demonstrations kick off at 11 a.m. Also, a Don Miller magic show will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Music will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Union County Treasures Public Auction will begin at 3 p.m. with proceeds going to the Union County Historical Society.

A tractor show will take place on Saturday and Sunday on the courthouse square. And the Liberty Depot Museum will be open on both days from noon until 4 p.m.