Four teams have already signed up and Bret Bahn, who chairs
the tournament, is working to possibly make this an annual event.
Games will be played at Lake Park Field. If you have an interest in
participating in this new event, you may contact Bahn at
In conjunction with the fall festival, there will be an annual
car show on Monday, Sept. 2, at Lake Park in Delavan. Registration
will be from 8 a.m. to noon, and the show will run from noon to 3:30
At approximately 3 p.m. various prizes and recognition awards
will be presented. All awards are presented based on participant
voting. Jeff McGee of JD's DJ Services will provide music for the
Roland Rich Ford, Moore's Appliances, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Runyon
are sponsors of the car show this year.
For further information, contact Jeff McGee at 309-244-7178 or
Two dinners planned
A chicken dinner will be served at the festival on Saturday, Aug.
31, from 4 to 7 p.m. The chicken dinner is being served and
sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
A walleye dinner will be served on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 7
p.m. The walleye dinner is being served and sponsored by the Common
Each of these meals will be served with two sides.
For those not wanting the full meal, the regular
stand line will be open with the usual menu available.
If you are interested in helping serve one or both of these
dinners, contact Janet Zimmer at 309-244-8892.
An elaborate display of fireworks will once again be presented at
the Delavan Fall Festival. The festival has contracted with Central
States Fireworks, and the fireworks will be in Lake Park at dusk on
Sunday, Sept. 1.
At the request of festival-goers, the festival board decided to
make the change of day to Sunday for 2011 festival. It was so well
received that the 2013 fireworks display will remain on Sunday
After missing 2012, the fireworks will return this year. So grab
your blanket or lawn chair and join the excitement of the colorful
10K race and fun run
The 38th annual 10K road race will take place on Monday, Sept. 2.
Same-day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30
a.m. Race time is 8 a.m.
The course is a 6.2-mile rolling, out-and-back route guaranteed
to provide a challenge to all. Split times will be available at the
turnaround, and a water station will be at miles 2 and 4. Lake
Running Club will provide the race clock and award tallies. This
race is part of the Grand Prix Race Series.
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Awards will go to the overall male and female winners, and
medallions will be awarded to the top three finishers in each group
and the top three Delavan finishers. The runner categories are male
and female ages 0-33, male and female ages 34-39, male and female
ages 40-45, male and female ages 46-56, and male and female ages 57
The registration fee includes a shirt if the registration form is
received or postmarked by Aug. 25. After that date, the fee remains
the same, but entrants will not receive a shirt. Registration forms
are available on the fall festival website,
www.delavanfallfestival.com, or can be picked up at the city
clerk's office or Ayer Public Library.
The 1-mile fun run is free with no need to preregister.
For additional race information, contact Walt Dare at
309-840-2073 or email
No medallion hunt
The Delavan Fall Festival board regrets to inform the community
that the annual medallion hunt will not be a part of the festivities
this year. This is directly due to the lack of volunteers and
Putting on a festival does not have to require a great commitment
from a few, but rather a small commitment from a large group.
However, in recent years the group of volunteers has been dwindling
and increasing the impact on those who remain.
Volunteers for the festival can do as little as helping with an
hour of kids' games to as much as organizing the large groups of
folks who run the food stand. Perhaps someone just wants to take on
a job prepping sandwiches or marking the lines for the vendor
booths. The organizers are not asking for folks to take on a second
job, but rather dedicate a couple of hours each year to help put on
a festival that brings kids, friends, family and more to the town
they call home.
The community has relied on volunteers for many years across many
organizations, but with many disappearing, even the festival itself
may be on the brink. Remember those who have volunteered for you and
help give back to your community by contacting any of the following
fall festival board members: Bev Larson, 840-3439; Janet Zimmer,
244-8892; Nancy Behrends, 244-7529; Doris Higdon, 244-8894; or Aaron
and Erica Weyhrich, 840-0838.
For more information on the activities planned for the weekend of
the festival, visit
[Text from file received from Doris