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 309-613-3005.
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 p.m.
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 day.
Roland Rich Ford, Moore's
Appliances, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Runyon are sponsors of the car show
For further information, contact
Jeff McGee at 309-244-7178 or visit
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 Ground.
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
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 night.
After missing 2012, the fireworks
will return this year. So grab your blanket or lawn chair and join
the excitement of the colorful display.
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 and over.
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
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 available resources.
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
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
For more information on the
activities planned for the weekend of the festival, visit