Old Court Days begins Friday
Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:00 AM
The Pilot Club of Madison will host its spring Old Court Days this weekend.
Arts and crafts, collectibles, antiques and food booths will be set up around the Jefferson County Courthouse.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is free to the public.
The Pilot Club has sponsored Old Court Days for the past 40 years, but the event actually began 46 years ago, said event co-coodinator Linda McDaniels.
The event, which is also held in the fall, is the Pilot Club's only fundraiser of the year. The club helps fund local nonprofit organizations but mainly focuses on brain-related disorders.
"It funds the many, many projects we do in town," McDaniels said.
Food vendors will set up around the Courthouse throughout the weekend.
"We're going to have a cajun food booth and the traditional funnel cakes, and hot dogs, hamburgers," McDaniels said.
On Saturday, the Pilot Club and Madison Bicycle Club will hold a bicycle rodeo, which will focus on bicycle safety for kids.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The group plans to give away free helmets, which have been donated by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.
For more information about Old Court Days, contact the Pilot Club office at (812) 273-0550.