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Entertainment set up for Old Settlers Picnic

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Children play on a merry-go-round during last year's Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic. This year's event will take place Aug. 26-28. Times Staff File Photo. [Order this photo]
The 142nd Bowling Green Old Settlers Picnic will take place Aug. 26-28.

Entertainment for young and old will take place during the festival.

The event will kick off with a ribeye dinner from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26. The meal includes a 6-ounce ribeye, baked potato, green beans, salad and drink for $8.50. Desserts cost $1.

A steak sandwich and drink will cost $5.

The dinner will take place at the awning at the Community Building and is sponsored by the Bowling Green United Methodist Church Youth Group.

In addition, Bingo will be played beginning at 7 p.m., in the community building.

Longaberger baskets, Pampered Chef and other assorted prizes will be available.

Those interested in playing may do so for $10 for 10 games. Refreshments will be available.

The entertainment for the first evening of the festival will be a DJ from 7-9 p.m.

A Jonah Fish Fry has been scheduled for 4-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12-under. Dessert will cost an additional $1.

A heavyweight horse pull will take place at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27. There is no entry fee for those interested in competing.

The first-place finisher will receive a trophy courtesy of Brown and Heffner Equipment.

For more information, call Joe Heffner at 812-835-2013.

Three musical acts will take the stage Aug. 27.

Gospel music with Jeff Bridgewater will be provided from 6-7 p.m., while the Jackson Township Community Band will perform from 7-8. The final act will be the Rise and Shine Cloggers, performing from 8-9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 28, will begin with a breakfast courtesy of the Clay Lodge No. 85 F.&A.M.

The organization's 20th breakfast will include pancakes and biscuits and gravy, and will take place from 7-11 a.m.

Price of the breakfast is a freewill donation and all funds from the breakfast go to the upkeep of the lodge building.

The annual Baby Contest will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, under the community building awning.

Age groups for the contest include newborns to 6 months, 7-12 months, and 13-24 months.

Check-in time is 9 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for Little Prince and Little Princess. The contest is limited to Clay County and Bowling Green addresses only.

The Little Miss Contest will begin at 10 a.m., at the community building, for children ages 4-6-years-old. Prizes will be awarded for Little Miss, first runner-up and second runner-up. Check-in time is 9:45 a.m.

The Toddler Contest will begin at 9:45 a.m., for children ages 2-3-years-old. Prizes will be awarded for Little Prince, Little Princess, Best Smile and Prettiest Eyes. Check-in time is 9:30 a.m.

A Pedal Tractor Pull will take place at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 28, on the west side of town square. It is open to all children through age 12. Weigh-in time is 2 p.m. Tractors will be provided and classes will be determined by weight of puller.

Prizes will be given to the winners of each class. All participants will receive a ribbon.

A Chicken and Noodle dinner will take place from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28. Cost is $8 for adults (per plate) and $5 for children 12-under (per plate). Dessert will cost an additional $1.

In addition, an Antique Tractor Pull will take place Aug. 28. Weigh-in time is 5 p.m., at the Bowling Green Feed and Grain. Pulling will begin at 7 p.m.

An entry fee will be charged. Monies will be paid back as prizes.

For more information, call 812-236-7976 or 812-240-8881 in the evening only.

Three entertainment acts will take the stage the final evening of the festival.

The Center Point Praise Band will perform from 6-7 p.m., while the James Family Singers will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. Nathan Jenkins and Bluegrass Friends will close the festivities from 8:30-10 p.m.

Each day of the festival, bounce houses and inflatables will be available for children on the town square.

Times are 4 p.m.-dark Thursday, Aug. 26, noon-dark Friday, Aug. 27, and 10 a.m.-dark, Saturday, Aug. 28.

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