September is a busy month in Rising Sun with the Car Show, Catfish Tourney and Community Yard Sale.

The Shiner Pride Show Your Pride Car Show, postponed from July, has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 5.  The event featuring cars, trucks and bikes, will line portions of Main, Poplar and Front Streets.  These streets will be closed from 6 am to 6 pm on September 5.  The Band Boosters will have a concession stand available for lunch and many of the downtown businesses will be open.  Please stop in our businesses and say hello while you gaze at all of the fantastic entries in this year’s show.

It seems like we just had a Community Yard Sale. Well, yes, we did.  The annual spring event was moved to July because of Covid.  But the fall event is still scheduled for Thursday, September 10 through Saturday, September 12.  While there will not be a newspaper ad promoting participants, the city will still promote your event for free on our website (and linked to on our Facebook page).  Please email Ynez Taylor ytaylor@cityofrisingsun.com or call her at 812-438-3340 with your name, sale location and the dates you plan to sell.  If calling after hours, please make sure your spell your name.  A list of sale participants will first go online Friday, September 4 and then updated Wednesday, September 9.

The Ohio Valley River Cats Team Catfish Tournament will be Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.  Among the many prizes to be awarded is a whopping $10,000 to the first place team!  Fishing will be from 8 am to 4 pm Saturday and 7 am to 3 pm Sunday.  Weigh-ins will soon follow after each day of fishing and our local Boy Scouts will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs at that time.  Well over 100 boats will be on the river during the event.  Come down to our beautiful riverfront on Front Street and check them out.

With all of these events, if you cannot exercise social distancing, please wear a mask.  Your efforts to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus are for everyone’s benefit and are appreciated.