Butler County Times Gazette
  • Gearing up for weekend full of events

  • There will be lots to do this weekend in Augusta.
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  • The Augusta Kiwanis Club will host their annual Pancake Feed from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, at the Methodist Church, 2420 N. Ohio.
    A delicious meal for $5 (adults 12 and under), and $3 for children.
    Carry out will be available.
    The Grasshopper Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday evening in downtown Augusta.
    Friday’s events will run 5 to 8:30 p.m. and they include:
    • Free admission
    • Vendor booths
    • Sloppy Joe (or hot dog) dinner and dessert, $5 per plate
    • Extended hours and discounts at downtown businesses
    •Games/inflatables/petting zoo
    • RKO Blues Band from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Live entertainment from local youth
    • Weird and Unusual Sidewalk Tours by Adam Catlin, paranormal investigator
    Saturday, Oct. 27
    • Free admission
    • Augusta Arts Council movie “A Simple Wish,” starts at 10 a.m. There will be lots of prizes!
    • Trick or Treat Street immediately following the movie. Sponsors of Trick or Treat Street are Lions Club, Cami Baker & Assoc., Reta Strotkamp -Farmer’s Insurance, Miller’s Five, and Williamson Plumbing.
    • Chili Cook Off, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., judged by local celebrities. Don’t miss the “People’s Choice Award.”
    • Farmer’s Market
    • Fright Night double feature at the Augusta Theatre starts at 10 p.m. “Nosferatu,” a silent 1922 black and white film followed by “White Zombie,” a 1933 classic. Admission of $10 includes a small drink and popcorn.
    The Grasshopper Festival is sponsored by Downtown Augusta, Inc.
    Augusta Airport’s
    Fly-In/Drive-In
    The Augusta Municipal Airport will host the annual Fly-In/Drive-In from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
    The event is free to the public. The Fly-In is for local pilots and car enthusiasts alike. We plan to have car judging for the car show and trophy’s for the winners in each class. Aviation gasoline will be discounted 50 cents for the event, making Augusta’s fuel the cheapest in the region.
    The Airport will have a B-52 simulator, as well as several other cockpit simulators made by Boeing, including the 737. The Commemorative Air Force will be bringing an WWII vintage aircraft , as well as their PX. There will be door prizes provided by local sponsors, including Wal-Mart, Dillons Grocery store, Ace Hardware, Cooper Drug and also Hawker Beechcraft.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Young Eagle program, providing free flights to children on a first come first serve basis, is once again being sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

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