The offices of Mayor Steve Slack and Clerk Treasurer Rae Gipson would like to extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to everyone who helped make our 2023 Navy Bean Fall Festival a success! We are certain that the weekend would not be possible without the help and support of the volunteers, sponsors, vendors, and groups that participated. The number of people included in those categories is almost too many to list, but here is our best attempt at doing so:
Festival/Parade Sponsors:
Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism, Ohio County Community Foundation, Hurst’s Beans, Rising Star Casino, Civista Bank Charitable Foundation, The American Legion Post 59, The American Legion Riders Chapter 59, Lt. Ripley’s Kids, Hummel Insurance Group, Moore & Low’s Vet Clinic, Friendship State Bank, Keith Fire Extinguisher, Subway, OMI Industries, Sun Rise Garden, Floral & Gift Center, Rising Sun Vet Clinic, North American Stainless, The Register and Beyonder Getaway.
Special Thanks To:
City Project Manager, Rising Sun Street Department, Rising Sun Municipal Utilities, City Council, Rising Sun Police, Rising Sun Fire Department, Ohio County Sheriff, Ohio County EMS, Ohio County Education Center, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Tim Caudill, Rising Sun Lions Club, Sue Scalf, Tammy Elbright, Tammy & Steve Johns, Barb Gulley, Cheri Collins, Marcia & Gary Brett, Stephanie Scott, Ron Roden, Lenna Herzog, Amberly King, Morris Lawn & Landscape, King Sweets, all of our advertisers, and all of our wonderful performers and vendors.
We also want to give thanks to everyone who took part in the parade (spectators and participants alike) and all of the festival attendees! It was great to see so many people out enjoying some of the last days of summer on our beautiful Main Street and riverfront. Year after year we are reminded of just how important the Navy Bean Fall Festival is to our community, and the City of Rising Sun will continue to strive to provide the best festival experience we can offer!
Our sincerest apologies to anyone we may have inadvertently left out; we are grateful to each and every person who played a role in the success of this year’s event. The dates have been set for next year – September 13 & 14 – and we look forward to seeing you all at the 2024 Navy Bean Fall Festival. Contact the City of Rising Sun at 812-438-2407 with any questions, comments, or concerns. See you next year!