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Clean-up, fix-up day for Lanesville Heritage property

Forty-two members and guests attended the regular monthly meeting of the Lanesville Heritage Weekend organization Thursday evening, July 21. Due to the installation of sewers along the perimeter of the Heritage property, much work is needed to get the ground leveled and seeded in time for the festival the second weekend of September.
‘We cannot have straw laying around during the festival!’ emphasized Chip White, chairman of the festival. ‘The state fire marshal will not allow this.’
A work-day was set for Saturday, July 30, to pick up rocks, fill in sunken areas, reseed, level and beautify the property. White asked workers to bring shovels, rakes or any equipment to get the job done. Work will begin at 8:30 Saturday morning abnd continue until everything is completed.
Crafts chair Vickie Meredith said, ‘Because of a conflict in dates, there will be no petting farm at the festival this year.’
Doug Meredith, the official festival photographer, presented an exhibit of more than 500 pictures that he took of the various displays and activities of the 2004 festival. ‘Anyone wishing to purchase pictures may contact Doug at 952-3368,’ said publicity chair Joan T. Schickel.
A few new policies have been set in place for this year’s festival. For safety reasons, permits will be required to operate a go-cart, ATV, golf cart, etc., and registration is required to enter Saturday’s parade. Anyone who wishes to participate in the parade on Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 10, should contact the parade chairpersons, Larry and Joan Baker, at 952-3296. Deadline for parade entry is Wednesday, Aug. 31.