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“Planes, Trains and Automobiles” to be Featured at Rosedale’s Strawberry Festival

Big Kidz’ Toys will be prominently featured at the 2012 Strawberry Festival in Rosedale this year. Running June 1 through 3, the event will spotlight an expanded hobbyist exposition which will include not only the Civic Center’s annual model train and craft shows but also a radio controlled air show and remote controlled auto racers.

Once again, model railroad enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy seeing train layouts in operation all three days of the festival in the east half of the township Civic Center diagonal from the festival’s stage tent. Provided by the Central Indiana Division of the National Model Railroaders’ Association, the displays are being presented free of charge. Rail vendors will also be on hand selling train modeling parts for various track scales and display interests.

Remote control airplanes will take flight Saturday morning immediately behind the elementary school on East Central Street. The air show, provided as a combined meet of the Terre Haute and Brazil Radio Control Flyers’ Club, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to bring chairs and watch or ask questions about this unique, fun hobby.

Also on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. the roar of auto racing will take over the parking lot of the Civic Center as Terre Haute’s remote control auto racing association runs competition laps leading up to a final race for championship of the Strawberry Mini-500. A standard fixture at Joe’s Hobby Barn, the club regularly runs both indoor and outdoor tracks there year-round.

Local flavor will be added to these shows on Saturday as the public competes for prizes in the first annual modelers’ contest. For an entry fee of one dollar per model, festival goers may compete in three classes [transportation, structures and landscapes, or critters and creatures] and in three age divisions [ age 12 and under, age 13-18, and adult]. Registration at the Civic Center is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with people’s choice voting until 3:30 and prizes awarded at 4 p.m.

Rounding out the weekend expo of “Big Kidz Toys”, Strawberry’s Classic Car, Truck, Cycle and Heap Show will take over north Main Street and adjacent space on Sunday afternoon, June 3. Registration of ten dollars gets the vehicle owner a chance to win one of thirteen awards ranging from Best of Show to “You Really Drove That Thing Here??” as well as a great number of lesser door prizes and freebies. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., judging from 1 p.m. to 3:30, and trophies awarded at 4 p.m. Classic oldies music will be provided by J&J Music Express.

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