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UPDATED September 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

New event celebrates downtown Versailles

A new yet “old” event is coming to Versailles. Back in the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and even the ’90s many Ripley County residents were ‘cruising around the square.’ The newly formed Main Street Versailles committee is bringing Cruising on the Square back!  

The idea is to rekindle activity and energy to the center of downtown with special events. As a kick off, they have planned the first ‘Cruising the Square’ event, a “Cruise in” on Saturday, September 6. There will be a DJ providing music, a hog roast and other food available for purchase as well. This inaugural event will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. You can bring you car and park for the ‘cruise-in’ or take a buzz around the square for old times, then stop and enjoy!  Prizes will also be given away throughout the duration of the event.

It’s a way to help local businesses and gather the community to enjoy old fashioned fun, according to Natalie Gilpin, a member of the Main Street Versailles committee.  “Young and old alike are encouraged to attend and reminisce about the old times on the square!” Gilpin said.

UPDATED August 14, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Pumpkin Show vendors sought

The 112th annual Versailles Pumpkin Show is approaching. It will be held the last Wednesday thru Sunday, September 24-28. Sponsored by the Versailles Lions Club, applications for quality arts and crafts are being accepted. If interested, call 812-621-0735 for an application and more information. Visit

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