COUNTRY ROAD CLUB E-NEWS
A August 18, 2017
Aug 24 Olivia Newton John at Victory Theatre, Evansville
Aug 25 Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour @ Ford Center
Aug 25 So. Ind. Car & Motorcycle Concert Cruise In, Downtown Princeton
Aug 25-27 Frog Follies, Vanderburgh Co. 4H Center, Evansville
Aug 26 3rd Annual Jesi’s Ride for Domestic Violence
Sept 1-4 131st Labor Day Celebration, Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton
Sept 1-4 Pioneer City Rodeo – Palestine, Il
Sept 3 Labor Day Weekend Challenge at Tristate Speedway
Sept 7-9 Turkey Trot Festival, Tristan McIntosh & Sawyer Brown Concerts
Sept 8-10 Trucks 4 Kids, Monster Truck Show for Lil’ Buddies
Sept 12-14 Menards “Meet Contractors Face to Face”
Sept 13 Dwight Yoakam @ Victory Theatre, Evansville
Sept 15-17 Golden Heritage Days Festival on Gibson Co Courthouse Square
Sept 16 Gibson County Habitat Bike Ride
Sept 16 Haubstadt Hustler @ Tri State Speedway
Sept 23 Southern In. Car Club Cruise-in, Trunk or Treat, Princeton Square
Sept 26 Gibson County United Way Day of Caring
Sept 26 Open House 11-2 at Custom Staffing
Oct 7 Harvest Cup at Tristate Speedway
THIS WEEKEND AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY
This weekend on the Opry, don’t miss performances from Crystal Gayle, Phil Vassar, and more. And Tuesday, see Kristian Bush, William Michael Morgan, Carly Pearce, and more. For tickets, call 800-SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.
AUG 17TH TULIP TREE FAMILY HEALTH CARE ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Administrator, Allison Williams, invites everyone to join Tulip Tree Family Health Care Ice Cream Social Thank You Event, Thursday August 17th ! Meet the Tulip Tree team, tour the clinic and join us as we celebrate National Health Center Week; Plus, all the people who make the work we do possible, including our Patients, our Team, our Donors, Our Volunteer Board, & you, our community! You are the key to a healthier community! Join us for Ice Cream Social Thank You Event, three til five, Thursday August 17th, at Tulip Tree Family Health Care Center, on McCreary Street, Fort Branch.
FRI, AUG 25TH ALAN JACKSON & SPECIAL GUEST LEE ANN WOMACK
Country Superstar Alan Jackson brings his 2017 Honky Tonk Highway Tour to the Ford Center in Evansville, on Friday August 25th. Multi-platinum singer Lee Ann Womack will be the special guest. Tickets on sale now available at Ford Center Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 and by visiting www.alanjackson.com
AUGUST 25, FOURTH FRIDAY CAR SHOW ON THE SQUARE
Fourth Friday is cruising back to the Square in Downtown Princeton August 25th! Meet your friends for great food, lots of fun, and beautiful cars, with the first fifty cars receiving dash plaques, and awards at 8:45. Live music from Good Time Country Band, 6-9 pm. Fourth Friday music and promotions sponsored by Toyota, Gibson County Tourism, Clarion, WRAY and presented by Downtown Princeton, Inc. and Southern Indiana Car Club!
AUGUST 25-27, FROG FOLLIES AT VANDERBURGH 4H CENTER
Join the fun as 4000 vintage cars roll into this area for the annual Frog Follies Classic Car Show. It’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 25th, 26th, & 27th at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, North of Evansville. Enjoy great classic cars, a craft fair, a car parts swap meet and more! Frog Follies admission is just $5.00; kids, under 12, admitted free! Proceeds benefit local charities. So jump into the fun at Frog Follies! For details, call 812- 428- FROG! & Be listening for Frog Follies Ticket Giveaways, coming up on Country 98.1 WRAY!
AUGUST 26TH 3RD ANNUAL JESI’S RIDE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
3rd Annual Jesi’s Ride for Domestic Violence is Saturday, August 26th! Bikes and autos welcome. Ten dollars per person. Sign up before 10:30 start at Mt. Carmel Eagles. Ride ends at six at Princeton Eagles, with raffle, Chinese Auction & Free Will Donation Dinner! Ride for Jesi on Saturday! Call Mt. Carmel or Princeton Eagles for details.
SEPTEMBER 1-4 LABOR DAY ASSOCIATION @ GIBSON CO FAIRGROUNDS
One of the nation’s oldest Labor Day Celebrations returns to Gibson County Fairgrounds, in Princeton, September 1, thru 4th. Entrance to the fairgrounds and parking are FREE and again this year, all carnival and amusement rides are FREE throughout the entire weekend. Attractions at this year’s celebration include the Queen Pageant, Free Open Karaoke Night and Moto Cross on Friday, Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday and Demolition Derby on Sunday. Other events include the cutest pet contest, cutest baby contest, car show, poker run, talent show, gospel sing and featured speaker, Mark Lause, Ph.D. Senior Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati will speak on “Lincoln and Labor” Vendor displays, food booths, and amusement rides are available throughout the holiday weekend with the area’s largest parade on Labor Day. For a complete listing of events and times log on to www.labordayassoc.com.
SEPTEMBER 1-4 PALESTINE RODEO, PALESTINE, ILLINOIS
Don’t miss the South Eastern Illinois entertainment event of the year, Labor Day Weekend, in Palestine, Illinois. Three performances of Professional Rodeo, Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights at 7pm, Labor Day Weekend, (September 1st, 2nd, & 3rd) at the Pioneer City Arena. PRCA Rodeo featuring: Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding and more. See professional cowboys and cowgirls compete for points and prizes. Three rodeo performances Labor Day Weekend with trick riding by John Harrison, and rodeo announcer, Mike Mathis. Also, after each rodeo performance, in the Coors Light Beer Tent at the west end of the arena, hear “Live” music and dancing; on Friday night, Jason Clutter, Saturday night, K-Krush! & Sunday night, Matt Poss Band. On Labor Day, Monday, September 4th a Huge Labor Day Parade begins at 10 am. Palestine Labor Day Celebration includes delicious food, entertainment and more. Campers welcome at the 15 acre campground at Leveron Park. Call the Palestine Chamber for tickets and more information at 618-586-2222. Link to Pioneer City Rodeo at Pioneer City dot com Also, be listening for ticket giveaways on Country 98.1 WRAY.
SEPTEMBER 8-10 TRUCKS 4 KIDS @ GIBSON CO FAIRGROUNDS
“Trucks for Kids” Monster Truck Show, Mud and Dirt Drags, and Off Road Obstacle Course is September 8, 9 & 10th at Gibson County Fairgrounds! Be there for Delicious Foods, Kids Games, Face Painting, Inflatables Flea Market, Power Wheel Obstacle Course and more! Friday night a Benefit concert with Starbound! “Trucks 4 Kids”, benefit for Lil’ Buddies, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 8,9 & 10th at Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton. Details on “Trucks 4 Kids” Facebook!
TRISTAN MCINTOSH & SAWYER BROWN@ TURKEY TROT FESTIVAL
46TH Annual Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival is Thursday September 7th thru Sunday September 10th at Montgomery Park, in Montgomery, Indiana. Enjoy rides, games, delicious foods, turkey races, bingo, fun, and entertainment. Thursday, Sept 8th, Turkey Races and Farm Stock Tractor Pulls! On Friday night, Turkey Heat Races, and at 8:15 Tristan McIntosh, who calls herself a fishin’, frog-catchin’ sweet tea drinking country singer, takes the stage! On Saturday, September 9th , 8:15 pm., Sawyer Brown Band, on their 30th Anniversary Tour! Sunday, Turkey Race Championhips, 1:30 pm, Demolition Derby. Daily admission on Thursday & Sunday is $10, kids, 11 thru age 3, $5.00 includes Ride Bracelet for the evening. Friday & Saturday Admission is $20.00 each day, kids 11 thru age 3, is $5.00 and includes a Ride Bracelet for the evening. Four day passes may be purchased for $40.00 before September 7th,$45.00 thereafter. Link to Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival at montgomeryruritanclub.com
SEPTEMBER 13, DWIGHT YOAKAM @VICTORY THEATER, EVANSVILLE
Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite group of global superstars. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple platinum This Time. Five of those albums have topped Billboard’s Country Albums chart, with another 14 landing in the Top 10. Yoakam’s top singles, include the hits “Guitars, Cadillacs”, “Ain’t That Lonely Yet”,“Honky Tonk Man,” “Please, Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” and “Fast as You.” He is a 21-time nominated, 2-time GRAMMY Award winner.
Tickets On Sale this Friday, July 14th at 10:00 a.m.
Tickets ($49-$89* plus applicable service charges/special pricing for VIP experience ) available at the Ford Center ticket office, charge (800) 745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com
SEPTEMBER 12 -14 MENARDS CONTRACTOR EVENT
Have a home improvement project that you just can’t seem to get done, something that you’ve wanted to do but have no idea where to begin? If that’s you, don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get your next project started, and with confidence. In an effort to support the local community, Menards has invited local contractors into the store to educate our Guests on how they can assist with home improvement ideas and projects. Independent contractors who can assist you with your projects will be available at Menards on the following three dates.
_ Tuesday, September 12th (4 PM – 8 PM)
_ Wednesday, September 13th (4 PM – 8 PM)
_ Thursday, September 14th (4 PM – 8 PM)
This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about what a contractor can do to help with your projects. Don’t miss your chance to get your next project started. Community members helping each other, that’s what this is all about!
SEPTEMBER 16TH, GIB. CO. BIKE RIDE-HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Gibson County Bike Ride for Habitat for Humanity is September 16th! Sign up to ride Fifteen, Thirty-three, or Sixty-six miles and enjoy a day of bike riding, food, and fun! Register online at Gibson County Habitat dot com. Cost $35.00, includes T-ahirt! Register at 7, departure from Hart and Water Streets, in Princeton at 8am. Helmets required! September 16th, Bike Ride Sponsored by Edward Jones, Michael Neumann, A & T Concrete, First Bank, WRAY, Toyota, and Bicycle Outfitters of Vincennes.
SEPT 26, CUSTOM STAFFING OPEN HOUSE PTON& EVANSVILLE
Unemployed? Have a job, but need a change? Maybe you’re looking for a 2nd job? If so Custom Staffing is having open house, Saturday, August 26th from 11 to 2 at their EVANSVILLE and PRINCETON locations. Stop by & APPLY with Custom Staffing to get a free lunch and some free goodies and see what kind of jobs are out there just for you!! So what are you go to do on Saturday the 26th? Stop by Custom Staffing in Evansville or Princeton between 11 -2 for open house. Custom Staffing….connecting the right people with the right job!
OCTOBER 1, OUT OF THE DARKNESSS WALK TO PREVENT SUICIDE
Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you! Join us on Sunday, October 1st at Princeton Community High School as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Funds raised at the walk will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Find a walk near you at Out of the Darkness.org.
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DO IT YOURSELF & SAVE AT POWERS MOTOR PARTS, OAKLAND CITY
Need an oil Change? Do it yourself and Save at Powers Motor Parts , your NAPA dealer, in Oakland City! Right now Shell Rotella, 15 W 40, Motor Oil is only $14.99 a gallon! And Pennzoil Conventional Motor oil…..$3.99 a quart! Powers “Real-Deal” Tool Sale continues and CRC Brakkleen is only $2.39! Do it yourself and Save on these Great Deals and more at Powers Motor Parts, Celebrating 47 years of Auto Parts Service! See Tim or Bryan for quality auto parts today at Powers Motor Parts, your NAPA Dealer, in Oakand City.
FALL MUMS ARRIVING SOON AT SUE’S FLOWERS
Whatever the Reason! Whatever the Season, When you need Fresh Flowers and Gifts, Think of Sue’s Flowers, Gifts, and Country Gatherings! Fall décor now available! Live Mums arriving soon! At Sue’s Flower, Gifts and Country Gatherings, Oakland City. sues flowers i-n dot com.
FRIED CHICKEN TO GO OR LET STOLLS CATER YOUR NEXT BIG EVENT
Why slave over a hot stove when you can pick it up or have it catered by Stoll’s Country Inn! Ever so popular Stoll’s Fried Chicken & sides to go! This is Carla reminding you, our Fried Chicken to Go” comes with bread, butter and apple butter. Make it really easy on yourself by adding a few extra sides and picking up a complete Fried Chicken meal to go for a great family dinner. You can depend on Stoll’s Country Inn to provide delicious meals for the most important events in your life. Stop in to enjoy our complete Buffet! Pick up Meals to go! or let us Cater your next big event! Stoll’s Country Inn, 812-867-7730, on Highway 41, just south of I-64, Evansville.
KAITY’S CUSTOM CABINETS
Looking to remodel, or build a new home? Kaity’s Custom Cabinets has all your kitchen, bath, and closet solutions. Offering hand crafted custom cabinetry, tin and tile backsplashes, countertops, poured marble tubs and showers. And custom closet organizers. Free estimates on all products and installation is available for every job. Visit Kaity’s Custom Cabinets, 105 North Seventh Street, Princeton. Open Tuesday through Friday nine to four. Saturday ten until three. For free estimate call 812-635-4314!
OPEN LAB FOR QUESTIONS AT PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Have questions about downloading e-books, navigating the internet, or setting up an email account? Then you are going to love Open Lab at the Princeton Public Library! Open Lab will offer you assistance and give you a chance to get your individual questions answered. Open Lab is available on Tuesday evening, 5:30 til 7:30; Wednesday morning 10 til noon; Thursday afternoon, 2 til 4! And, the second Saturday of every month, from 2 til 4. Anyone is invited to bring your Laptop, tablet, or I-pad and learn in the Open Lab at your Princeton Public Library, in downtown Princeton. Also, sign-up for text reminder from the Library for Movies and programs.
CHECK OUT E-BOOKS AT PRINCETON LIBRARY
Check out downloadable audio books and eBooks 24/7 to your nook, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Sony reader and kindle. Titles automatically expire at the end of lending periods, no more late fees! There are over 5000 titles to choose from! Visit the Princeton Public Library website at www.princetonpl.lib.in.us and check out eBooks and audio books, now. Call PPL for information on help sessions to learn how to download eBooks today. (eBooks not available to reciprocal borrowers and non-resident student cards)
WRAY GIVES TICKETS FOR GRAND OLE OPRY EVERY WEEK
Country 98.1’s Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame ticket giveaways are every Friday morning. Be listening Wednesday and Thursday morning for the phrase of the week, Friday morning, be the correct caller and know the exact phrase of the week and you’ll win tickets to the World Famous Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, in Nashville Tennessee. Winning is easy on COUNTRY 98.1 WRAY.YOUR OFFICIAL NASHVILLE CONNECTION! Link to Country Music Hall of Fame, the Opry and other Nashville attractions.
COUNTRY GOLD SATURDAY MORNING & SUNDAY NIGHT ON 98.1
Be listening for Country Gold, with hosts Scott Mason and Mark Lathom. Country Gold comes your way on Saturday Mornings from 9 til Noon on Country 98.1 FM WRAY! Markand Scott look forward to bringing you your favorite classic country music. If you have arequest call 812-386-1250, and hit “1” for requests. Join us for 3 hours of Country Gold, from 9 til Noon, every Saturday morning. Also, if you like the golden oldie country songs, please tune in for another “Country Gold” Show with host Terry Clark, beginning 4 p.m. Sunday evenings on Country 98.1.
COUNTRY COUNTDOWN USA STARTS AT NOON EACH SATURDAY
Something “Brand New” on Country 98.1…Country Countdown USA Saturday’s at Noon on WRAY-FM 98.1. Country Aircheck Editor Lon Helton hosts the countdown show with weekly in-studio guest artists. A country star joins Lon for the entire show, sharing funny and topical stories about artists and songs in the Top 30. Recent co-hosts have included Tim McGraw, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Brad Paisley. The format is friendly, fast-paced and funny, giving listeners personal insight into their favorite stars and making it sound as though a top star is actually at Country 98.1, co-hosting the show with Lon. Occasionally, the co-host will perform live in the studio. Listen for Country Countdown USA at Noon every Saturday on WRAY-FM Country 98.1.
RISE UP WITH JOHN RITTER SUNDAY
It’s Rise Up Sunday Mornings, from 6 til 8 am, with John Ritter Rise Up brings a message of hope to listeners each Sunday morning on WRAY Country 98.1 FM. Host John Ritter says he is blessed by combining his two greatest loves, faith and music, in a radio show that reaches tens of thousands of listeners nationwide. On the Web, the address is www.rise-up.com
CROOK & CHASE SUNDAY 8 TIL NOON
Veteran radio and TV hosts Charlie Chase and Lorianne Crooks bring you the top Country songs each Sunday morning from 8 a.m. till noon, on Country 98.1!
SUNDAY AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN
America’s Country Countdown with host Kix Brooks can be heard every Sunday afternoon from Noon until Four. Tune in for the Top 40 Country Hits of the week and see who made it to #1!
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