If you’re ready for a far-out music celebration with arts, crafts and a day overflowing with activities, Warren County Fairgrounds is the place to be this Saturday.
The Southern Standard is holding its second Back to the ’60s celebration. It will begin with a touching salute to veterans, and also feature professional wrestling, an Elvis impersonator, music from three bands including Pink Cadillac, cornhole tournament, car show, and lifeflight helicopters for viewing.
All-day admission is $3 at the gate, or $2 in advance at the Standard office until closing on Friday. Kids 12-and-under are admitted free with inflatable attractions also free.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the tribute to World War II and Korean War veterans begins at 10 a.m. World War II Air Force Capt. Howard Locke and Korean War Army Engineers 1st Lt. James A. Dillon are the guest speakers.
Locke spent over four years as an Air Force pilot flying missions into enemy territory. “I went from Normandy till the end of the world dropping paratroopers,” said Locke.
Dillon spent a year of service in Korea as an engineer supply officer. He was in charge of furnishing all engineer defense-line needs for four rotating divisions.
Names for 350 World War II veterans, both living and deceased, have been submitted, along with names of around 175 Korean War veterans. That list will be read Saturday.
Entertainment highlights include Pink Cadillac, a band which has been popular at Main Street Live. Also performing will be the Big Woman Band, which has received positive reviews.
Registration for the cornhole tournament will take place all day with the tournament starting at 1 p.m. Last year, 10 teams competed for a cash prize in an exciting double-elimination tournament.
The championship belt will be on the line Saturday when Tennessee All Pro Wrestling brings its elbow-flying action to the fairgrounds. The local association is known for quality matches and features Standard reporter Duane Sherrill as an announcer.
Trophies will be up for grabs as car show registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for the 11 a.m. show. Participants should enter by the women’s building.