CHURUBUSCO — There will be fun for all at the 5th annual ’Busco Block Party in downtown Churubusco Aug. 18.

The Churubusco Chamber of Commerce and town of Churubusco are partnering with the Churubusco Public Library’s Fine Arts Festival to form the day-long event.

The free, all-ages events begin with the Fine Arts Festival at noon in the 100 block of South Line Street. Jen and the Foggy Creek Band will perform live during the festival at 1 p.m., and the Urban Station food truck will be on location at noon for lunch. The Block Party begins at 4 p.m. in the PNC Bank parking lot, located at 102 N. Line St. Alyssa Enright takes the stage at about 4:15 p.m. and the Mark’s Ark petting zoo will also run from 4:15-5:30 p.m.. Then Biff & the Cruisers will take the stage, rocking until 8 p.m.

As in previous years, vendors and merchants will be selling concessions and giving away prizes. A variety of food will be showcased at this year’s party including ice cream, brats, coney dogs, walking tacos, barbecue, pizza and more. The town of Churubusco will also be selling its famous “Straight Outta Busco” T-shirts with proceeds benefitting Oscar’s Playland.

Over the past four years, the event has continued to grow with an estimated 1,000 people attending the event last year. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as the event will take place rain or shine.

Organizers give a special thanks to their sponsors: Fleis & VandenBrink; OMI Orthodontics; Sheets & Childs Funeral Home; Brevin’s; C&A Tool; STAR Insurance; Shambaugh, Kast, Beck and Williams; Farmers & Merchants; Turtle Days Association; PNC Bank; Churubusco Watch & Jewelry; H&R Block; Noble County Disposal; King Realty; Jill’s Vintage & Thrift; and Churubusco Auto Electric.

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