|Haxtun prepares for 88th annual corn festival|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
A jam-packed day in Haxtun is planned for Saturday, Sept. 26. The 88th annual Haxtun Corn Festival will celebrate the town’s 100th birthday this year.
No matter the time of day, something will be happening for everyone to enjoy. The event kicks off at 7 a.m. with the fireman’s breakfast at the firehall.
Runners and walkers will have a chance to get some exercise at the J. Jeffryes Memorial Run/Walk at 8 a.m. The starting line will be on main street. Awards will follow at 8:30 a.m.
From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the High Plains Heritage Quilt Show will take place at the Haxtun Community Center.
Parade registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the community center and line-up will begin at the grade school parking lot. Judging will take place at 9 a.m. The Kiddie Parade will kick off at 9:45 a.m with the 88th Annual Corn Festival Parade beginning at 10 a.m.
Activities after the parade will include the FFA auction, street games, pedal tractor pull, carnival booths, food court and the youth cheerleading performance.
Paymaster at Haxtun Town Hall will take place from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Johnny Miller Memorial 2-Cylinder tractor pull and a five-point pitch tournament will start at 1 p.m.
The Little Miss and Mr. Corn Festival will begin at 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
At 2 p.m. there will be a 100 years in review presentation titled “In My Merry Oldsmobile.”
Starting at 5 p.m. at the Haxtun Arena will be the demolition derby.
From 6-9 p.m. there will be an alumni meeting in the high school gym. And ending the night will be a dance at the American Legion.
Other events will be the crop and garden show, flower show, bingo at the fire hall, cooking with corn contest and cake decorating.
On Sunday, Sept. 27 two events will take place. At 8 a.m. a shotgun start tournament at the F&H Golf Course and at 10 a.m. the antique tractor pull. The tractor pull will be a Platte Valley Points Pull.
For information contact Rosie Phillips at 774-7555 or Marilyn Michael at 774-7233.