After the amazing ride with our Lady Spartans and their championship WIN at State, this coming weekend we get to keep on celebrating a little bit more. Old Settlers weekend will be upon us, and I know groups are getting things ready for lots of events. Flyers are out at Pals, Toots’ Cuttin Parlor and Casey’s. Also, check out posts online at the Welcome to Maxwell Facebook page.


Friday morning kicks off with the annual volleyball tournament at the courts, southeast corner of the park. The 4-H kids will be on hand to serve food — raising funds for their upcoming years projects. The fabulous Maxwell Historical Society will open up at 1 p.m. If you have not toured their buildings, I highly recommend doing so. They have some amazing pieces of history in there. Volunteers are on site to give information if you are looking up some family history, too, since a lot of people do come back to Maxwell during Old Settlers for reunions. There is a free-will offering at the door, so remember to give them a little something to help cover the cost of running their buildings.


Friday evening the rodeo kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with the kids’ boot scramble. The CM Spartan football boys will be serving food inside the rodeo grounds this year — they are already saving up funds for next year’s football camps. Of course, the rodeo is on again Saturday night at 7:30 as well.


Saturday, start your morning with breakfast at the Legion. Then either register your parade entry at 9 a.m. by the basketball courts, or get your chairs set up and be ready for the parade start time at 10:30 a.m.


Softball will start at the ball field at 12:30 p.m. with the Ira Link Memorial Old Timers game, immediately after, the FAMOUS Sunday Softball Players are BACK. Last year they played at the Legion Field due to a schedule conflict, but this year all your favorites will be back, playing games the rest of the afternoon.


Truck pulls across the bridge start at 1 p.m.


Don’t forget to visit the community church stand for some great food during the weekend, especially the pie and ice cream.


Sunday, wrap up your weekend with the FFA breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the MACC on Main St. Then head to the park for the community church service at 10 a.m, and have a great dinner at the church stand at 11. Yes, you can pretty much eat your way through the weekend down at the park, or nearby.


There are lots of other events going on at the bandstand, so please pick up a flyer and check everything out. See you all there!