Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall...Still a Busy Time in the Office

It's been a while since we posted last, Stephen has went back to school and we've been busy in the office.

This Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th, we are helping with a fundraiser for Balloon Fest by being grocery baggers at County Market from 4-8 Friday evening and 10a-2p on Saturday.  Come out and see who else is helping to make The Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest a success. 

September 14-16 is the Tower Hill Fall Festival.  Event listings are at Come and check out the Hypnotist on Friday and Saturday, the PRODUCE 500 on Saturday, a scavenger hunt, and much more along with the Demolition Derby that's Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, September 19th is another fundraiser for the Balloon Fest.  All day at Monical's Pizza, they will donate 20% of your meal to the Balloon Fest as long as you have the flyer.  Flyers can be picked up at Monical's Pizza, The Shelby County Office of Tourism, and they will be distributed in the Grocery bagging fundraiser.

September 20-22 is the Bassmaster Elite Series All-Star Week.  Pro Fishermen fish two days on Lake Shelbyville and two days on Lake Decatur.  You can visit for details.  We will be in Decatur showcasing the Lake Shelbyville/Shelby County area and everything we have to offer.

September 21-23 is the 1st Annual Kaskaskia River Pow Wow at the Dam East Recreational Area.  You can visit for the listing of events and times.  There will be vendors, dancing, a hand drum competition, an auction and more.  Come and learn about native American Indians with representatives from Cherokee, Lakota, Balckfoot, Sac-Fox, Oneida, and Haliwa-Saponi present.  This event is free and so is parking.  Please bring your lawnchairs. 

October 5-7 is the Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest.  Visit for a listing of events and to see what balloons are coming visit  Balloons will take to the sky Friday night from the soccer fields at Forest Park.  Saturday morning they will take flight from various areas to try to hit a target at the soccer fields and Saturday night the balloons will be at the Dam East Spillway to light up the night sky as well as food vendors, music, raffle sales, tethered balloon rides and much more.  Sunday morning they will take flight again and try to hit a target that will be at the Dam West Recreation Area.  As always with hot air balloons-weather permitting.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

October 5-7 is also the weekend for Scarecrow Daze Festival with the theme of "Back to the Future".  New to event this year is Pumpkin Chucking on Friday night at the soccer fields from 4:30-7.  Events Friday night will take place in Forest Park except for the Quilt Show at the First United Methodist Church Basement.  The festival will still have vendors, art, kids games, entertainment and much more on Saturday.....all happening downtown.  There will even be special showings of the movie "Back to the Future" Friday and Saturday at 9pm.  If you would like to enter the Scarecrow contest, entry forms must be returned to the Chamber of Commerce by September 28th at 3pm and they will be judged on September 30th.  Sorry, but only scarecrows located within city limits will be judged.  For a listing of events go to or