Weston plans for annual homecoming celebration


WESTON – Summer’s next village festival is Weston Days, a homecoming celebration held primarily on Friday
and Saturday, with a few additional activities on Sunday.
Raffle tickets to win a Dyno Dave custom golf cart will be sold throughout Friday and Saturday, both at
the information booth and at Tim and Tom’s Hardware. The winner will get to choose the body color.
Food vendors will offer sausage, steak, tenderloins, gyros, reuben sandwiches, corn dogs, fries, onion
rings, elephant ears, funnel cakes, hamburgers, tacos, nachos and a wide variety of hog dogs.
Activities kick off at 5 p.m. Food wagons, plus vendors with arts and crafts and flea market items will
have their tables set up in the business district. Rides, provided by D&D Putting, new to the
festival, will open for young people and last until midnight. A karaoke "Weston Idol"
competition will be held from 5 to 8 p.m.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be the annual Old Timers baseball game at the big ball diamond, where one
team consists of senior citizen players.
A beer garden begins at 5 p.m. From 8 p.m. to midnight the classic rock band "Dangerous Cliff"
will perform for a street dance.
This is the biggest day of the festival. In addition to food wagons, vendors, kiddie games and rides,
inflatables will be set up for children and the Weston Arts Council will offer arts and crafts for
The day begins at 9 a.m. with a 5K run, sponsored by MCM Precision Casting.
The Weston Recreation Board is sponsoring a fishing derby for children at the reservoir, from 10 to 11:30
Registration begins at 11 a.m. for the car show which officially runs from noon until 4 p.m. Owners are
welcome to drive their vehicles in the parade.
At noon an old-fashioned parade will wend its way through town and down Main Street. This year’s Grand
Marshal is the Weston Fire Department.
Bleachers will be set up in front of Tim and Tom’s Hardware for people who want to view it, as well as
other entertainment downtown. "Doc Allen" will perform an olde-tyme medicine show from 11 a.m.
until the time of the parade. At 1:30 p.m. ventriloquist Michael Hemmelgarn performs.
A hot dog eating contest will be held between 3 and 4 p.m. in front of the bleachers. Participants must
be at least 13 years old and sign a waiver.
Other contests include goofy golf, an obstacle course using golf carts, in the Lutheran church parking
lot at 1:30 p.m. and a team-style corn hole tournament beginning at 2 p.m., with registration beginning
at 1 p.m.
The band Kountry Klassics rounds out the entertainment downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. "Boogie Stew,"
a classic and current rock band, will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight for a street dance.
A community church service will begin at 10 a.m. at School House Park, followed by a
bring-your-own-picnic basket lunch.
At noon the drawing will be held for the golf cart.

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