Old Settlers Picnic in Litchfield this Weekend

LITCHFIELD—Litchfield residents are getting down on the farm at this year’s Old Settlers Picnic! Residents and members of the Litchfield Community Club have been hard at work to put on yet another local town celebration.

Marvin Beck said he cannot remember a year without the Old Settlers Picnic and remembers being Superman in his first parade and now he rides with the American Legion. He and other club members appreciate everyone who helps make the weekend possible.

“It’s a year-long project. It’s not inexpensive to put one of these on and I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to have this event,” Beck said.

Friday: Dessert Competition (drop off at JJ’s Café), Fireman’s BBQ from 5-8 p.m. at the fire hall, Main Street Vendor Show, Ice Cream Social at the Christian Church at 6 p.m., Variety Show at 7 p.m., Fireworks at 10 p.m. (southeast corner of town), outdoor karaoke and beer garden at JJ’s

“We’ve got the fireman’s BBQ on Friday night up there, 5-8 p.m. You can come on in, enjoy some good food. We’ve got burgers and brats, free-will donation. And we’ve got fireworks that night as well,” Troy Slocum said.

Saturday: Fun Run at 7:30 a.m., “Down on the Farm” parade at 10:30 (contact JoAnn Slocum at 308-627-5757), Pizza and Drinks, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Dunk Tank, Show & Shine Car, Bike, and Tractor Show at 11 a.m., Bouncy Houses at the park, Art in the park, St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church Dinner 2-5 p.m. at the Winters Building, Mini Golf, Horse Shoe Tournament at 12:45.

Saturday wraps up with the Smokin’ on Main BBQ, Street Dance, Beer Garden, and live music on Main Street from 5 to 9 p.m.

Sunday: Kickball Tournament, Volleyball Tournament, Church in the Park at 10 a.m., Trap Shoot

Get in touch with Community Club members and visit the Litchfield Community Club Facebook page for more information about this weekend’s Old Settlers Picnic.

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