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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Summerfest Coming

This will be my first year at the Saline Summerfest and after editing all of the copy submitted for The Saline Reporter's Summerfest tab, I am looking forward to the event, which will be held Aug. 10 and 11.

Although the special supplement highlighting this year's event won't be published until Aug. 2, here's a schedule of events, along with photos from past years to entice you to come.

4 to 9 p.m.: Saline Summer Craft Show
5:30 to 8 p.m.: Dance Alliance, Saline Twirlettes, Dance Steps Studio, Teboe’s Karate Demo, Cottonwood Cloggers and Dance Classics.
6 to 9 p.m.: Saline Street Machines pre-registration.
7 to 11 p.m.: Saline Rotary Club’s Casino Night.
8 p.m.: Opening remarks by Saline Mayor Gretchen Driskell.
8 to 11 p.m.: 50 Amp Fuse on the Showmobile Stage.
8:30 to 9 p.m.: Saline Area Players on the Old Calico Cat Interior Stage.
9:10 p.m.: Limbo Contest.

Saturday, Aug. 11
6:30 to 9 a.m.: Kids’ Fishing Contest registration.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Saline Summer Craft Show.
7 to 11 a.m.: Fishing Contest at Mill Pond Park for children 14 and younger.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Co-ed Volleyball Tournament at Henne Field. Participants must pre-register by Aug. 7. Contact Bradley Schwartz at 429-0551.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Saline Street Machines Classic Car Show.
11 a.m. to noon: Vegetable art judging.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Moonwalk, obstacle course, kids’ games, face painting, massage therapy.
Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Remote Control Car Race registration.
Noon to 4 p.m.: Saline Area Historical Society’s trolley tours.
Noon to 2 p.m.: Saline’s Bee Cool Table Activities.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Remote Control Car Races.
12:30 to 1 p.m.: Baggo Bean Bag Toss Contest for children ages 10 through 17. Registration required.
1 p.m.: Coaches’ softball game.
1 p.m.: Wiffle Ball Tournament.
1 p.m.: Watermelon eating contest, relays, three-legged and sack Races, and egg and balloon toss.
1 p.m.: Baggo Bean Bag Tossing Contest for children ages 10 to 17 years old.
1:30 to 4 p.m.: Battle of the Bands on the Showmobile Stage.
2 p.m.: Vegetable Art Winners announcements, followed by Bee Cool! announcements.
4 to 4:30 p.m.: Saline Area Players on the Old Calico Cat Interior Stage.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saline’s Big Band on the Side Stage.
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saline Fiddlers on the Showmobile Stage.
6:30 to 8 p.m. Rear View Mirrow on the Side Stage.
6:30 to 7 p.m.: Baggo Bean Bag Toss Contest for participants ages 18 and older. Registration required.
7 to 8:30 p.m.: Baggo Bean Bag Toss Contest for those 18 years or older.
8 to 11 p.m.: The Nine House Band on the Showmobile Stage.
8:30 to 9 p.m.: Saline Area Players on the Old Calico Cat Interior Stage.
8:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Blackjack Challenge.
Times are subject to change. Visit for the latest updated schedule.

Sounds like fun, right? Mark your calendar and maybe I'll see you there!

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