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The 22nd Annual Bedford Bash is this Friday, Aug. 26th. Entertainment gets underway at 6:30 p.m. with the Trimble County High School Band and Trimble County cheerleaders performing. Popular local band Young Country will perform starting at 7 p.m. In the event of rain Young Country will perform inside at the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department. The Asphalt Angels will be having a car show around the courthouse.
The theme of this year’s Bash is “Military Pride.” Local merchants are encouraged to compete in the Window Decorating Contest. Last year’s winner of the Traveling Trophy was Bedford Post Office.
There will be drawings for gifts at various times during the evening.
The Bedford Bash is sponsored by the Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank. All net proceeds from the event help fund the United Ministries’ Christmas Party. Last year, more than $500 was raised through the sale of Bedford Bash t-shirts.
The Bedford Bash was known as Fantastic Friday back in 1990, when the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank created the event. Free ice cream drew a crowd for a variety of live entertainment, and local clubs held raffles.
When Bedford Bank celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1991, Fantastic Friday became an annual celebration. Young Country was the main entertainment at that event 20 years ago.
The city of Bedford knew a positive community event when it saw one, and jumped on board in 1992. That’s when the name was changed to Bedford Bash. That’s the year that the city and the bank organized the celebration to commemorate Kentucky’s 200th birthday and the end-of-the-month Bedford’s Rediscover Kentucky Week.
Businesses were invited to decorate their storefronts and an award was given to the business with the best display. The Bash is a community celebration that works and allows different groups to come together for a common cause – to have fun and work together.