After considerable initial confusion, it now appears that on both nights, there'll be craft beers priced both for sampling and full-pours. I'm glad that the organizers came over time to see the wisdom of making craft beer available on both nights. This only makes sense. I'll be there from 5:00 p.m. until around 7:30 on Friday, and I hope to see a few New Albanians in the process.
Dance the night away in New Albany, by Chris Morris (News and Tribune).
It began as a church picnic. It’s turned out to be a Father’s Day weekend tradition.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Street Dance Weekend begins at 5 p.m. Friday. The two-day event will conclude Saturday with a street dance from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. that organizers hope will draw around 2,000 people. That is if Mother Nature cooperates ...
... This year the committee has added a few new twists, too.
On Friday, there will be cornhole and Texas hold’em tournaments and an indoor casino area. Traditional German and Irish music will be played, and there will be a beer-tasting booth featuring local brews from the New Albanian, Blue Grass, Cumberland and Browning breweries. There will be food, a cake wheel and other games. All ages are welcome Friday and there is no cover charge.
“Saturday is our biggest draw, but we are really trying to build up Friday night,” said Michelle Braden, who is in charge of the festival committee. “We’re excited about the beer tasting; it seems to really be in vogue these days. It’s good for the local breweries.”