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Strike up the bands – all of them

for a great family party

Sept. 16 on the mall


Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join Manchester College and the community alcohol/drug/tobacco abuse council for what has become a popular September party: Battle of the Bands III. At least 10 bands will compete for the crowd’s favor on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16 on the mall of Manchester College.

The music is free at this great gathering without booze, drugs, or vulgar lyrics. The party starts at 11:30 a.m., and continues until about 6 p.m., sponsored by AACTION (Wabash County Action against Alcohol, Controlled substances and Tobacco in Our Neighborhoods).

Bands will compete for cash prizes, with first place paying $500. Door prizes and a caricature artist will add to the audience fun. The caricatures are free for students with I.D.; others pay $5. The rain site is Cordier Auditorium

Wabash County AACTION is the local coordinating council for the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. The council’s mission is to identify the county’s needs with a comprehensive plan.

For details about Battle of the Bands III, contact North Manchester Police Chief Dave Young, 260-982-8555.


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