I would find it highly unusual this coming weekend if readers of the Clay County News find it hard to fill the weekend with some good ole fun in the sun.
Sutton’s Dugout Days and EdgarFest highlight a weekend full of family fun and events sure to please the entire family.
Add to that a wonderful fundraising event at Crooked Creek Golf Course in Clay Center for St. Jude’s Hospital and you have a weekend that is sure to tickle the fancy in someway, shape or form.
This year’s Dugout Days, speaking from experience as a part of the planning committee, is packed full of activities for all ages.
Highlighted by the newly added Civil War Re-enactments, to be held Saturday and Sunday afternoons, along with a church service Sunday morning, hosted by those active in the battles, will be a sure bet to please the eyes.
Dugout Days kicks off Thursday night with the first of two performances at the new performing arts center, located at 304 S. Way Street in Sutton.
The Broadway Review will begin at 7:30 p.m. both Thursday and Sunday nights in Sutton.
Thursday’s kickoff also includes a relaxing evening at the Sutton Legion with music and entertainment to lead us all into a full slate Friday afternoon and evening and a jam packed day of fun in the sun Saturday.Carnival rides will be running both Friday and Saturday nights to wind down the day. It’s a weekend made for family time.
A parade sure to please the crowds will begin at 7 p.m. running along Saunders Avenue and there will be treats for all ages throughout the full weekend in Sutton.
EdgarFest 2012 runs the full day this Saturday with the newly added “Railroad Run” kicking off the 2012 day of fun beginning at 8 a.m.
The entertaining Antique Tractor Pull will begin action at 11 a.m. just south of the railroad tracks in Edgar.
Kids will have the chance to show their talent on bikes at 2 p.m. in Edgar, followed by a nice cool down in the Edgar pool with the Water Olympics beginning at 3:30 in the afternoon.
A community barbecue, a kids pedal tractor pull and the EdgarFest Main Street parade leads the Edgar fun into an evening of fireworks at the Edgar Fire Hall and winds down with a midnight swim to cool off the day.
Remember to pay attention to yourself during the weekend of fun, as weather reports state that it will be an extremely hot weekend.
Note to self: Drink lots of water and hydrate.
Enjoy and ready yourselves for an entertaining weekend of activities throughout Clay County this weekend.