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Packed schedule highlights upcoming Martinsburg Picnic (DATES CORRECTION))

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 10:40 am


(Corrected dates from article in the paper. Event is August 19-20. We apologize for the error.)

In just one week, Martinsburg residents will gather for the Modern Woodmen of America Camp 2556 Martinsburg Picnic.
The event is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, August 19-20.
On day one, a Baby Contest starts at 6 p.m. Babies are to wear a plain white T-shirt and diaper or shorts.
The Little Mr. and Miss Contest, sponsored by the Ultimate Image of Martinsburg, will follow for youngsters ages 3-5.
Play begins in the Washer Tournament, which has a 6 p.m. sign-up. Matt Vomund is the contact person for the event.
There will be a Turtle and Frog Race sponsored by the Jr. M.W.A.
At 8:15 p.m., the Martinsburg Line Dancers will perform to music from the 50’s and 60’s.
The Merry Martins 4-H Club will sponsor a Cake Walk following the line dancing.
A Super Farmer Contest will also be held and is sponsored by Audrain County R-VI FFA and MWA.
Sign-up starts at 7 p.m. and there are contests for all ages. The event includes Stick Horse, Wife Carry, Egg Scramble, Tire Change, Grain Shoveling, Hay Stacking, and more.
On day two, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will start with an 8-8:45 a.m. registration for the 9 a.m. starting time.
The tournament is for boys and girls ages 9-10, 11-13, and 14 and over.
For more information, call Stacey Caldwell at 573-721-4140.
“Disney Fun and Games” will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through exhibits featuring kids of all ages at the Old Jail.
Martinsburg Weddings will be an exhibit in the Library Community Room from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
There will be an 11 a.m. parade with the theme “A Family Tradition.” Prizes will be donated by the Knights of Columbus No. 1270. Line-up starts at 10 a.m. at the stop sign on Highway 19. Judging will be done for Theme Float, Antique Tractor, Antique Original Vehicle, Classic Vehicle, Kid’s Entry, and Horse and Rider.
The American Legion presents arms following the parade.
A Pedal Tractor Pull starts after the parade and is sponsored by K&A Trailer Sales, LLC and the MWA for boys and girls ages 4-12. Ron and Sherri Deimeke are providing the use of the pedal tractors and sleds.
Sign-up for Guessing Games takes place until 3 p.m. Categories include person traveling the longest distance, oldest person on grounds, bean estimating, candy estimating, and penny estimating for those 12 and under.
Kids Games start at 3 p.m. and are sponsored by the MWA. Games include money scramble, bubble gum toss, 3-legged race, sack race, hula hoop, and tug-of-war.
From 7-11 p.m., music will be provided by “The High Water Band” at a cost of $5 per person. Music will be played from the 60’s-80’s.
A Co-ed Softball Tournament will last from Saturday and into Sunday featuring a $200 entry fee and eight maximum teams vying for a $300 cash prize.
Contacts include Eva Eikel (573-721-0606), Deanna Bowers (573-253-6771), and Louie Bowers (573-253-6771).
Throughout Friday and Saturday, there will be concession stands featuring cotton candy, pork sandwiches, fish and potatoes, and beverages. Door prizes will also be given throughout Saturday but folks must be present to win.