Firemen’s Festival starts Friday evening
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[July 13, 2016]
- The Middletown Firemen’s Festival will be kicking off at 3:30 p.m.
on Friday, July 15 with a blessing from Pastor Jimmy Terrell of the
Middletown Bible Church. Events both days include craft, home
business and food vendors in the village park.
CDubs will be on sight with inflatables – some using water – and
Spiderman will be on-sight to thrill the kids. Samuel Schriber will
be setting up his Pre-1840 Fur Trade Camp and eager to talk about
life during that period. BINGO will be held daily as will raffles
for donated items. We will be drawing the 50/50, Pistol Raffle and
winner for the 32” Flat Screen TV at 7:45 p.m. Saturday.
Friday events include a Car & Motorcycle Show from 4-7, Kid’s &
Firemen Obstacle Course starting at 7:30, Zumba with Lizzy Stanton
at 8:30, 9 PM 5K Glow Run and Hi-Tek Redneck will DJ/Karaoke from
8-Midnight. The Middletown Methodist Church will be serving a Pork
Chop dinner beginning at 4 p.m.
Saturday will start with breakfast in the village park served by the
KCB Library at 8 a.m. followed by our parade with Grand Marshall
Earl Baker. A Veteran’s Ceremony honoring Veterans attending the
program will commence after the parade – approximately 10:45 a.m.
Middletown Volunteer Fire Department will host this year’s Firemen’s
Waterball Fight at 11:30 a.m. with a Kid’s Waterball Fight following
(parents must register kids between 12 & 1 at the Command Center).
Illinois Rail will be under the Pavilion from 1-3 p.m. followed by
Audra’s Studio of Dance from 3-4 p.m. Jeff & Sam Willis bring
Monster Arm Wrestling to the 2016 festival at 5 p.m. – weigh in
starts at 4 p.m. The event finishes with Jack Dupp and the Empty
Bottles rocking the village from 8-Midnight.
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Participants are able to sign up for the 5K Race day for $30 per person or $90
per 4 person team. Participants for this chip timed race will receive finisher
medals. Anyone with a car or motorcycle to show is invited to bring it over for
the 4 PM show – door prizes and awards will be held at 7 p.m. Please let us know
if you would like to participate in the parade themed Land of the Free – Home of
the Brave. Contact Josh Gasparini at 217-750-1319 or Karen Davison at
217-381-6635 with questions.