A fun-filled day is scheduled for this weekend’s 123rd Annual Middletown Reunion held in the area of the Middletown Community Center.
The “One Great Town, One Great Picnic” themed, one-day event starts early on Saturday, August 8 with the Flower Show, presented by the GFWC Harmony Club of Middletown.
Entries are to be homegrown and entered by amateurs. They are to be dropped off from 8:30-9:30 a.m. with one entry per person.
Containers and accessories are to be marked with the owner’s name and later picked up between 4-4:30 p.m. on the same day.
Prize money can be picked up immediately after judging, which takes place at 10 a.m. inside the Middletown Community Center.
Flower Show categories and pay outs include:
Arrangements-1) $2; 2) $1.50; 3) $1
Specimens-1) $1.50; 2) $1; 3) $.75
Potted Plants, Vegetables, and Canned Items-1) $2; 2) $1.50; 3) $.75
Division I: Arrangements (Accessories Allowed)
• Class 1: “Proud to be an American” (Red, White, Blue)
• Class 2: “As You Like It” (Exhibitor’s Choice)
• Class 3: “Hometown Celebration” (Mass Arrangement)
Division II: Adult Specimens
Class 1: Red Rose; Class 2: Pink Rose; Class 3: Bi-Color Rose; Class 4: Miniature Rose; Class 5: Any Other Rose; Class 6: Coneflower; Class 7: Dahlia; Class 8: Any Lily; Class 9: Large Zinnia; Class 10: Small Zinnia; Class 11: Large Marigold; Class 12: Small Marigold; Class 13: Petunia; Class 14: Sunflower; Class 15: Open
Division III: Junior
Class 1: “Lazy Days of Summer (Flowers and Foliage); Class 2: “Vacation Time” (Your Choice); Class 3: “Back to School” (Shades of Yellow and Orange); Class 4: “Meet Me at the Pool (Mass Arrangement)
Division IV: Junior
Class 1: Large Marigold; Class 2: Small Marigold; Class 3: Large Zinnia; Class 4: Small Zinnia;; Class 5: Petunia; Class 6: Sunflower; Class 7: Open Class
Division V: Potted Plants
Class 1: Non-Blooming; Class 2: Blooming; Class 3: Unusual Plant
Class 1: Tomatoes (Plate of Four); Class 2: Potatoes (Plate of Four); Class 3: Collection of Vegetables
Division VII: Canned Items
Class 1: Tomatoes; Class 2: Green Beans; Class 3: Cucumber Pickle; Class 4: Any Other Pickle; Class 5: Jelly; Class 6: Jam; Class 7: Fruit; Class 8: Open
Registration for the 11 a.m. parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the school.
The Children’s Parade judging takes place at 10:45 a.m. at the corner of Main and Caldwell Streets. Prizes will be awarded for boys and girls divisions decorating contests for bicycles and tricycles. Awards will also be given for best decorated doll buggies; pets, clowns, and miniature float. Games and prizes for kids begin at 1 p.m.
A 12:30 p.m. registration will take place for the 1 p.m. Washer Tournament. An Egg Toss/Hula Hoop contest starts at 2 p.m. A 3 p.m. Baby Show follows with a 2:30 p.m. registration.
The Kids’ Pedal Pull starts at 3 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. Egg Drop and a 5 p.m. Bale Throw.
Outhouse Races start at 6 p.m. with music lasting from 7-10 p.m. There will also be a Cake Walk, Lucky, and Dunking Stand events. The food stand will feature fish squares, hamburgers, hot dogs, and pork steak plates or sandwiches. The Beer Garden will feature ice cold beer and there will also be attendance prizes, a 50/50 raffle, chicken poop raffle, and volleyball.