Hi everybody! Here we go this week with Saturday events. It’s going to be a really full day.
Before I start the schedule, I want to remind everyone of the special theme this year, "Country Heroes." To go along with that, the Community Historical Society wants everyone to know that they have a large collection of military uniforms from the Spanish American War to the present, and other artifacts. Also, they have some of the pieces of the WWII B-17 Flying Fortress that crashed in a farm field three miles northeast of Maxwell on March 6, 1944. This plane left the Kearney, Neb., Army Air Base with a 10-man crew bound for England and the D-Day Invasion. There were no survivors. Pieces of that crash still work up to the surface of that field. This display is at the north museum building on the second floor.
Remember that both the north and south buildings are handicap accessible. Next week, there will be other special displays listed for you to see.
Saturday, from 7-10 a.m., the Legion breakfast will be served. From 7-8 a.m., the 5K Run/Walk registration will be held, with the event starting at 8.
Also, from 8-9 a.m., parade registration will take place at the bus barn with the parade starting at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the museum will be open. At 11 a.m. the beer garden opens. The inflatables will be open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Softball and Center State Dance start at 11 a.m. The Bill Riley Talent registration will start at 11:30. At 11:45 is the drill team clinic. from noon-1 p.m., the Collins-Maxwell FFA mud pig registration will take place. At noon, the tractor show by the Old Duffers Tractor Club will start. Truck pull check in is also at noon. At 12:30 p.m., the Bill Riley Talent Show starts and at 1 p.m., the truck pull starts.
At 3 p.m., there will be Old Timers Softball. At 3 p.m., there will be a taekwando demonstration. At 4 p.m., register for karoake. At 4:30, mud pig wrestling will start. Karoake starts at 5 p.m., Haywire (variety) starts at 7:30 and the big rodeo begins at 7:30.
From 9 p.m.-1 a.m. you can dance with "Sneaky Pete." From 11-12, enjoy the American Legion Auxiliary Breakfast.
Sounds like a really full day, doesn’t it?
Watch next week’s Old Settler column for Sunday’s events. I must be movin’ on for this time. Lord willin’ I’ll be talkingt to you again next week. Always remember: The seasons are what a symphony ought to be - four perfect movements in harmony with each other.
(Bonnie Bowen Schauper is a lifelong resident of the Maxwell area. She has been writing this column for many years bout the Old Settler Picnic.)