Groups work together to offer square fun in Versailles

Wanda English Burnett

This Saturday, June 26 will mark the 17th year for the Annual Ripley County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor their 5K Run/Walk.

The event will kick off a day of activities at 8:00 a.m. on the square in Versailles. Registration for the event will be $10 if postmarked by June 25. This includes a T-shirt.

The day of the race the cost will be $15.00. You can register on race day from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in front of the Ripley County Chamber of Commerce office on the east side of the square in Versailles.

There are seven age groups for walkers and runners. There will be an age group for those 13 years of age and under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. The top three in each age group will receive a gold, silver, or bronze medal.

Call the chamber office at 812-689-6654 for additional information. You can also visit their website at:

Members of the Versailles Lions Club will be up early Saturday morning getting their chickens on the grill. This is the 44th year the Lions have held their famous chicken barbecue. They will be serving quarter chicken dinners from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the square.

The classic cars will be rolling in throughout the day for the 12th Annual American Legion Post #173 car show.

The square will be a bustle of activity with music being played that might transport you back to the time some of the cars were made. It’s a great family fun event that allows you to participate or be a spectator.