“Looking Back and Beyond” Edon Days 2013 Set For This Weekend

Excitement is growing throughout the Village of Edon as organizers finalized plans for the community’s annual Edon Days celebration planned this year for August 2-3-4. With the stage now set for “Looking back and beyond…”, here’s what families can look forward to during the fun-filled weekend:

Friday, August 2nd

Cruise-In
• St. Peter Lutheran Church Parking Lot
• Park Street
• 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

St. Peter Lutheran Church Food Stand
• St. Peter Lutheran Church Grounds
• Park Street
• 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Classic Train Ride
• Boarding at Edon Farmers Co-op Parking Lot
• South Michigan Street/State Route 49
• 6:30 p.m. Departure Time
Brought to the area by The Little River Railroad and Edon Area Chamber of Commerce, this is one family-friendly, memory-making experience you won’t want to miss. Ticket price for the ninety-minute round-trip to Hamilton, Indiana ~ rain or shine ~ is just $10 per person.

Edon Alumni Flag Football Game
• Leanne Field
• Irene Drive and Deanne Drive
• 7:00 p.m. Kick-off
• Admission Cost ~ $1/person over 5 years of age
Plan now to cheer on recent past Bomber greats as the Class of 2003 ~ Adam Aeschliman, Coty Arkwright, Kayle Prince, Joe Reitzel, Tyler Hake, Matt Strand, Garrett Mohre, Dustin Morr, Jon Langenhop, Brett Moore, Jeremy Boyer, Nate Geraghty, Robert Hillman, Matthew Buendia ~ takes on the team of Aaron Hill, Jason Robinett, Josh Chapin, Nathan Brown, Michael Wortkoetter, Corey Fenstermaker, Ethan Manges, Chad Livensparger, Kolt Prince, Dan Baugh, Seth Hill, Brendon Mohre, Dillon Rensberger ~ during this fourth annual event.
Proceeds and donations from this year’s game have been earmarked for Angela Nelson Bennett, Class of 2003, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this summer.

Live Musical Entertainment
• Bombers Saloon and Steakhouse
• 114 North Michigan Street

Dance Floor Freaks
• 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Doug Stayner with Born Yesterday
• 10:00 p.m. – Closing

Teen Street Dance
• Herald Baker Park
• Park Street
• 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight
Music by B S Entertainment. Sponsored by Slattery Oil Company.

Saturday, August 3rd

Firemen’s Breakfast
• Florence Township Fire Hall
• South Michigan Street/State Route 49
• 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
This year’s breakfast features a two-hour live remote with WBNO’s Andy Brigle.

Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament
• Walz Park
• Parkway Street off North Michigan Street/State Route 49
• 7:00 a.m. – ? (Play will extend to Sunday if necessary)
Sponsored by Edon Boys Basketball Team.

Sidewalk and Craft Sales
• Downtown Edon
• 8:00 a.m. – ?
Vendors and non-profit groups are reminded spots on the downtown sidewalks are available at no charge ~ first come, first choice. (No water or electric).

St. Peter Lutheran Church Bake Sale
• 203 North Church Street
• 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
In addition to delicious homemade goodies, baked beans, noodles, sloppy joes, etc. will also be available for purchase.

Downtown Eats and Treats
• Edon Lions Club Sausage Stand
• Edon United Methodist Church Carmel/Kettle Corn

FFA Chicken Barbecue
• Florence Township Fire Hall
• South Michigan Street/State Route 49
• 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Day in the Parking Lot”
• Hosted by Edon Church of Christ
• South Michigan Street/State Route 49
• 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Admission is FREE
Exciting children’s activities are planned before and after the Parade at the church just south of the town square.

Live Musical Entertainment
• Bombers Saloon and Steakhouse
• 114 North Michigan Street

The River Docks
• 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

Parade Line-up
• Edon Northwest Local Schools Parking Lots
• 802 West Indiana Street
• 11:00 a.m.

Parade ~ “Looking back and beyond…”
• Live broadcast by WLZZ
• Downtown Edon
• 1:00 p.m.

2013 Grand Marshals ~ Edon Lions Club
Celebrating the Edon Lions Club and its dedicated service, support and commitment to our community for the past sixty-one years.

Classic Train Ride
• Boarding at Edon Farmers Co-op Parking Lot
• South Michigan Street/State Route 49
• 3:00 p.m. Departure Time

Truck Pulls
• State Route 49 ~ New location
Approximately one-quarter mile south of railroad tracks. Follow signs for Parking on west side of road. Sponsored by Florence Township Fire Department
5:00 p.m. – ?

Sunday, August 4th

Community Church Service
Walz Park Pavilion
• 320 Parkway
• 11:00 a.m.
Hosted by Edon Area Ministerial Association.

Edon Music Boosters Ice Cream Social
• Edon Schools Auditeria
• 802 West Indiana Street
• 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Musical entertainment from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. features the 2013-2014 Edon High School Marching Band under the direction of Christa Perry.

Classic Train Ride
• Boarding at Edon Farmers Co-op Parking Lot
• South Michigan Street/State Route 49
• 1:00 p.m. Departure Time

Kay Raypholtz can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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