Happy 150th birthday Red Bud!

LITTLE MISTER AND MISS–Little Mister and Miss Red Bud were crowned during a ceremony last Saturday afternoon. Pictured on stage are Little Mister candidate Charlie Muench, Little Mister Bentley Kreher and Little Miss Alison Koester. *

It was a big weekend for Red Bud as the Red Bud 150 Heritage Hoopla Days took place, with activities starting last Thursday and running through Saturday.

On Oct. 5, the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit arrived in Red Bud. On its way to downtown, the exhibit was met on the west end of town by quite an escort.

Red Bud Firemen and the fire department’s honor guard led the processional, with a bagpiper and members of the Red Bud VFW Post behind them. Vehicles in the processional included those from the Red Bud Police, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, MedStar Ambulance Service and fire trucks from Red Bud, Sparta, Evansville, Baldwin and Maeystown.

Many people came out on Thursday afternoon, including many students from the area schools, to wave flags and show their respect as the exhibit proceeded down Market Street to its location for the weekend by the Red Bud Fire House.

Once it was set up on Vine Street, the exhibit was open for tours on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

We had over 2,400 visitors in the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit and the crew has never seen so many people on the route for the entry of the exhibit. They were grateful for the hospitality they received while in Red Bud and will definitely never forget their visit,” noted Quinn Johnson on behalf of the Red Bud 150 Committee.

For more from this past weekend’s Heritage Hoopla Days, as well as additional pictures, please see this week’s print edition.