Next weekend will be the annual celebration of Old Settlers for all the townspeople and of course, lots of guests! A few things that I do know about and think that people should check out — Friday morning kicks off at the sand volleyball courts on the east side of the park. The volleyball games have been going on for many years and lots of people take the day off work to either play or watch all the games. Lots of good-natured rivalry and tons of fun go on at the games. Starting at 8 a.m. and going until they all have played, you will be entertained by going and watching. And this year I heard the 4-H group will be serving FOOD at the courts. This will be a welcome addition for lots of the players and those watching, since most of the food vendors don’t start up until later in the afternoon.

Another long-standing tradition on Friday night will be the Maxwell Alumni reunion dinner, taking place at the Maxwell Community Center. And it wouldn’t be Old Settlers without the rodeo on Friday and Saturday; both nights it starts at 7:30, west side of the park. Great entertainment there and lots of talent to watch.

Saturday morning will kick off at 7 a.m. with the Legion Auxiliary breakfast at the Legion Hall on Main Street. Parade registration starts at 9 on corner of Third and Main by the school — parade will kick off at 10:30 sharp!

If you head to the park, there are lots of things going on there, from the baseball fields to the truck pull across the bridge, and also lots of tasty food options! Visit the church stand, one of the longest-lasting groups to serve food at Old Settlers that I know of. Other food vendors will be around the park too, so you won’t go hungry.

The annual Ira Link Memorial (Old Timers Game) will start at 11:30 a.m. at the park baseball field, always an entertaining game to watch. Truck pull over the bridge will kick off at 1 p.m., and if you haven’t had enough of adults playing softball, this year there will be another location to watch some games! The “Sunday Softball Leagues” will be at the Legion Field, on the east side of town by the soccer fields. Playing just a couple games, they will start over there at 1:30, and the CM Booster Club will be grilling something good to eat.

Don’t worry, if you are at the park, there will still be some games going on at the field, they have a kids’ baseball tournament going on the fields most of the day.

Sunday will be the last day for activities, and starting the morning at the Maxwell Community Center at 7:30 a.m., you will find the school FFA kids cooking up breakfast. If you don’t fill up on food there, the Church Stand will be having their annual Sunday Dinner at the park, starting at 11 and serving their famous hot beef sundaes. The last event of the celebration will be the annual horseshoe tournament, on the south side of the park at 1 p.m.

So next weekend will be filled with lots of things to watch and many places to go and have some food — you shouldn’t be bored or hungry all weekend!