Sep 282012

By Linda Kor
The 14th annual Standin’ On The Corner Festival begins today (Sept. 28) and continues through Saturday, Sept. 29, at Eagle Pavilion, located on Second Street and Campbell Avenue in Winslow. Stage entertainment begins at 10 o’clock this morning and continues until 1 a.m. Saturday, then starts up again at 9 a.m. on Saturday, concluding at 1 a.m. on Sunday. This event draws crowds from all over the state and there’s a good reason that it does. Each year this event has grown to include more of the state’s top music acts. There will be a $2 cover charge, with kids 10 and under admitted free. All proceeds will go toward the construction of a new stage for Eagle Pavilion.
This year’s venue includes a great mix of classic rock, country, rhythm and blues, jazz and more from bands such as Tommy Dukes, Northern Latino Express, Driven, Mantis, The Visitors, A Boy Named Sioux, the Dusty Roads Band, Greg & Casey Better Than Nothin’, and Eagles cover band The Sheagles.
Other events taking place include a performance by the Winslow Stars National Dance Team, Sounds of Faith, Northland Pioneer College Ballet Folklorico, acoustic guitar music by Nat Larson, Brooke Bohner, Kent & Cameron, and Morgan Desaulnier. Vendors will be present throughout the event, providing food and merchandise for sale.
An auction will be held on Saturday that will feature a guitar signed by each member of the Eagles. There will also be a beer garden.
Adding to the festivities will be the Material Girls Quilt Guild Show slated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, as well as Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, at the Snowdrift Art Space, located at 120 W. Second St. This event will feature locally crafted quilts on exhibit at an admission cost of $1. There will also be a quilt raffle with tickets available at the event for $1 each or six for $5.
Another event not to be missed is the ninth annual Fire Truck Tug scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday on Hicks Street, between Second and First streets. This annual fundraiser benefits Special Olympics and pits different groups, individuals and couples against each other in a display of brute strength by seeing who can pull fire trucks and emergency service vehicles 50 feet in the fastest time. Teams are welcome to register up to the day of the event. The cost per team is $200, or $30 per individual and $50 per couple.