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Family fun at Birdseye Picnic


August 21, 2019
The Birdseye Park will be the place for family fun this weekend as the 29th annual Birdseye Park and Fire Department Picnic gets underway Friday evening and continues throughout Saturday.

Friday will be highlighted by live music from the band Boogie Tunes from 7 to 10 p.m.

However, there will be more, including a money wheel from 6 to 10 p.m. and cornhole tourney at 6:30 p.m.

The Hamburger Stand will be open both Friday night and Saturday. Besides burgers, picnic-goers can grab walking tacos, pulled pork, hot dogs, Coney dogs, pizza burgers, tornado haystack potatoes, funnel cakes and drinks.

Both days also will feature home-cooked meals, T-shirts, slushies, ice cream floats, kids' games, both a grand and basket raffle, haystacks, Slip 'N Slide and bouncy house.

Saturday's fun will include a color fun run starting at the Pentecostal church at 8 a.m. and a car show on Third Street at the BGS building, also at 8.

There will be a Wacky Wheels Contest at 9 a.m. The decorating contest is for non-motorized modes of transportation, such as bikes, strollers and wagons. Materials will be provided, and judging will be at 11 a.m.

Also on Saturday morning will be both a volleyball and 4-on-4 basketball tourney at 9, a baby contest at 10 and a performance by magician Bob Ahlemeier, sponsored by the Birdseye Branch of the Jasper-Dubois County Public Library, at 11. In addition, rib and chicken dinners will be available for purchase beginning at 11.

The afternoon will include a horseshoe tourney and kids' movie, both at 1, gospel singing by Tom Spencer from 1 to 3, and the presentation of awards at 3. The money wheel will return from 3 to 8 p.m.

The band One Night Stand will close out the picnic with a performance from 8 to 11 p.m.

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