Magnolia Days set for Aug. 13-15

MAGNOLIA - A lineup of events is set for Magnolia Days on Aug. 13-15 in Magnolia.

There will be cruise-In from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13. on Chicago St. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. with judging/voting starting at 6:30 p.m. Awards, door prizes and a 50-50 will be held at 8 p.m.

Registration fee is $10 per entry. For more information, call 815-257-0707.

Also Friday, there will be chicken races, stick horse. barrel racing, gunny sack races and a bale hay throw for kids of all ages to enjoy. There will be kids craft and book sale at the library at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, BBQ and pork chops from MTPA and JT’s Food until 8 p.m. A family movie will be shown at dusk in Village Park (bring your own chairs).

The MTPA PC Tractor Drive will be held downtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Massey Tractor and others display will be shown Friday and Saturday.

There will also be a weekend men’s softball (call Kathy at 815-830-6128) and men’s baseball tournaments (call Joe at 815-303-7051).

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986 and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and was awarded as 2021 IPA Best Sports Section and Best Sports Column