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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Important update for those of you attending the Old Capitol Power Pull at Cockadoodle Days. The pull has been canceled due to the amount of rain that we've had and continue to be getting. Tickets that were purchased in advance for the Old Capitol Power Pull at Cockadoodle Days can be refunded at the Cockadoodle Days information booth at the festival during festival hours (Friday, September 25, 5 p.m. - midnight; Saturday, September 26, 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.) or mailed to:

Lucas Oil
P.O. Box 287
Brownstown, IN 47220

Make sure to bring all tickets that were purchased in advance for a refund.

All other scheduled activities are still taking place so be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

7th Annual Cockadoodle Days Festival

If you're in Harrison County this weekend, head to the Harrison County Fairgrounds for the 7th annual Cockadoodle Days Festival. This festival is full or family fun and free entertainment. Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League will be presenting, for the second year in a row, the Midwest Region Finals Old Capitol Power Pull. The overall festival is free but tickets for the pull can be purchased at the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center by calling 888-738-2137. There will be contests and prizes, a silent auction, a mega yard sale, live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, art, craft and food booths, and much more! Activities will take place on Friday, September 25 from 5 p.m. - midnight (EST) and on Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. - 1 a.m. (EST). Check out Cockadoodle Days' website for more information.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Corydon an Ideal Weekend Get-Away for Those On a Budget

This blog was posted on the Indiana Chamber Blog on September 15.

My ladyfriend and I took advantage of some lovely late summer weather last weekend and headed down to Indiana’s former state capital — Corydon. We stayed at the Kintner House, a well-known bed and breakfast. We felt like royalty in the William Henry Harrison room, which serves as an homage to our former President (although his stint at the helm was brief).

While in Harrison County, we toured the first capitol building and an early Governor’s mansion (I even bought an artistic rendering of the scene from a local consignment shop for my new home).

In the afternoon, we took a cave tour at Squire Boone Caverns — an Indiana Chamber member. The tour was quite enlightening as we meandered through stalactites and stalagmites nearly nine stories below the ground. Seeing rock formations formed over millions of years is quite humbling — a feeling most of us don’t experience nearly enough (if my hours of watching reality television — or watching Kanye West do anything — are any indication). We also sported a serious glute burn on the 60-foot climb up a spiral stair case back to the surface.

All told, if you’re on a budget and looking to get away on a one-tank trip – to borrow vernacular from Bob Gregory – I highly recommend the Corydon area, especially as fall approaches. Visit Indiana’s blog has a more detailed post highlighting the history and allure of our former capital, as well.