Country entertainment for all has been promised at Madison.
“We have three days of family fun events for every age group, scheduled June 13-14-15, at Madison Days 2014,” announced Rachel Ballard, chairman.
Festivities kick off at noon, Friday, June 13, in the northern Greenwood County farming community of Madison, with free hot dogs and soda pop, and a free afternoon swim at the City Park.
Highlight of the diligently coordinated activities will be free programs presented by Bob Robison on the history of Madison. They’re set for Friday, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., at the Sauder Center, according to Nathan DeWitt, president of the Madison Chamber of Commerce.
The Madison Historical Society plans to have the Depot Museum open Friday and Sunday afternoons, and most of Saturday. Ann Galbraith will have a pottery exhibit open at the Madison Public Library Friday afternoon, and all day Saturday.
Classic cars from many miles around are expected for the Cruise Night and show beginning at 6 o’clock, Friday, with a hamburger feed, ice cream social, and Karaoke at the Park by Rusty Taylor, followed by an outdoor movie: “The Little Rascals.”
A five-K run is scheduled at 8 o’clock, Saturday morning, June 14, with a Chris Cakes “all you can eat pancakes” breakfast from 8 to 10, and a three-on-three basketball tournament, beginning at 9 o’clock, Ballard noted.
There will be a Saturday Kid Fest featuring a petting zoo, inflatables, Olympics and turtle races for the younger set throughout the morning and afternoon. A magic show by Eric Price “Magic at Hand” is at 11 o’clock, and again at 2:30.
The Flint Hills Gobblers are planning a “JAKES Take Aim BB Gun Range” during the morning, too.
Noon hour will offer a variety of lunch options, sponsored as fundraisers for different groups, with a four-on-four coed sand volleyball tournament getting underway at 1 o’clock.
Most anticipated affair at Madison Days is the parade, open to the public and entries anticipated from a large area, getting underway at 5:30, followed by a pig roast, and the Madison High School Alumni banquet.
A mechanical bucking bull is to be in operation during the evening, with drawings for special prizes to be conducted at 7 o’clock. A beer garden is scheduled during a street dance featuring the Tanner Dirks Band, and fireworks are set to climax the evening.
The Madison Days Golf Tournament is Sunday morning, June 15, with Community Church Services, sponsored by the Madison Ministerial Alliance, open to the public under the Madison Days Tent at 11 o’clock.
“Make sure to bring your lawn chairs for the movie on Friday, and for the dance on Saturday,” Ballard reminded.
Information is available at www.madisondays.org.