The Heart of Rushville is getting revved up for the month of May and all of the activities and warm weather it promises. As part of that excitement, they are looking forward to an exciting Race into Rush County, Presented by American Family Insurance, Jordan Watson Agency this weekend. This event was created last year by Hannah McGee, Rush County's own 2021 500 Festival Princess. “The Indianapolis 500 brings in 350,000 people together every year for the largest one-day sporting event. As a 2021 500 Festival Princess from Rush County, I wanted to bring people together to celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500.” She continued, “It's an event focused on the traditions of racing, but puts an emphasis on fostering community and supporting local businesses.” The Heart of Rushville is excited to be teaming up with her and Jordan Watson with American Family Insurance to bring some very fun activities to the community.
Race into Rush County begins with sales, giveaways and discounts at merchants and restaurants throughout Rush County. They will be posting these deals this week or look for the Race into Rush County signs on the businesses.
There will be a variety of activities throughout the day on Saturday, May 14. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 3rd St., just west of Main St. Events will include free games and events for kids, including a bounce house, miniature golf, and corn hole. The Rushville Fire Department will be there with their fire trucks for kids to check out, Rushville Community Skating will be providing hands on hockey demonstrations, and there will be much more.
The fun doesn't stop on 3rd St. All day long, Snider's Crafts & More, 233 N. Main St. will be providing free racing related crafts for the kids. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Rush County Cruisers will have their cruise of the year along Main St. Bring your custom rod, your high-performance sports car or your grocery getter and cruise Main St. Don't want to cruise? Set up your lawn chair on Main and watch the action. At 7 p.m., there will be a special trivia night at the Rushville Elks Lodge. Grab your friends for food, fun, drinks and trivia.
Rush County, start your engines!