|Saturday, September 1, 2012
The first Saturday in September marks the New Beginnings Celebration
Since 1998, Lyles Station, Indiana has been the setting for the Lyles Station New Beginnings Celebration, held each Labor Day
weekend on the grounds of the Lyles Station Historic School & Museum.
This festival is a celebration of Indiana’s last remaining African-American settlement and Historic Landmark.
The New Beginnings Celebration presents a full day of activities, including
The New Beginnings Celebration serves to raise awareness of the Lyles Station community as well as raise funds for support
of Lyles Station Historic School and Museum.
New Beginnings 5K Run/Walk
September 1, 2012
Start times are:
5K Run/Walk 9:00 a.m.
1K Stroll 9:00 a.m.
Kid Run 10:00 a.m.
Early registration is $15.00
The day of the race, $20.00
The kids race is free
Click here to print your 2012 5K flyer
Awards will be given to the overall winners in the Run/Walk divisions. Overall winners will not be eligible for age bracket
Walk awards: Top 4 male and
female finishers in both Race Walk and Fitness Walk (race walkers will start 2 minutes after runners and fitness walkers). Race
walkers will be judged, fitness walkers will be
monitored. Walkers must walk, no running.
New Beginnings Bike Ride
We will be holding the 2nd annual Lyles Station New Beginnings Bicycle Ride in conjunction with the Lyles Station School
New Beginnings Celebration. We hope to make this a recurring annual event. We have 3 routes available for riders. There is a
20 mile, 45 mile, and 100K(62 mile) route. The roads are smooth paved roads. The 20 and 45 mile routes cover mostly rural
areas and are flat or rolling, but there are a few hills to add some challenges and excitement.
Sunday, September 2th, 2012
Ride Begins: 8:30am
$15.00 early registration: $20.00 day of ride
|Other books available:
Princeton Tigers High School Boys Basketball 1908-2011
Mt. Olympus High School Boys Basketball 1916-1965
Hazleton High School Boys Basketball 1914-1963
Patoka High School Boys Basketball 1913-1963
|Juneteenth, also know as Emancipation Day, celebrates the
ending of slavery on June 19, 1865, in one of the last
Confederate holdouts of the Civil War — Galveston, Texas.
Nearly two months after the war ended on that date, blacks
there first received official word that slavery was abolished.
After originating in Galveston, the celebration every June 19 has
slowly spread and is now officially recognized as a state
holiday or state holiday observance in 25 states. Indiana does
not recognize the day as an official state holiday, but many
events throughout the state, such as the one at Lyles Station,
commemorate the day.
This year Lyles Station will celebrate Lyles Station's
black farmers, Past & Present
|Juneteenth Celebration at Lyles Station
Saturday, June 23 11am-4pm
|Lyles Station volunteers will be recognized and tours of the
Historic School & Museum will be offered.
The public is invited to attend.
BBQ dinners will be sold
|NEW BEGINNINGS CELEBRATION!!!