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Old Settlers' Day is Saturday

“Marion Reservoir: 40 Years of Fun,” is the theme Saturday of the 97th annual Old Settlers’ Day parade.

Following tradition, the parade will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Lineup is on Walnut Street and nearby side streets. The parade will travel east on Main Street.

No ATVs, dirt bikes, recreational vehicles, etc., will not be allowed in the parade unless they are part of an organization.

Casey Case is parade chairman. Contact him at 382-2106 to sign up entries.

Weekend activities begin Friday with a golf tournament at Marion Country Club. Tee-off is 11 a.m.

The VFW Auxiliary will serve breakfast at the post home, 420 W. Santa Fe, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, with a coffee break continuing until 10.

The Old Settlers’ Day run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Marion Count Lake with a 5K run followed by a one-mile fun run. Register at Marion City Building.

A picnic in Central Park will follow the parade. Marion Kiwanis Club will serve a meal.

Games for all ages will begin at 1 p.m. in the park.

Marion High and Middle school bands will perform at 2 p.m.

Marion High School alumni recognition will begin at 2:30.

Marion High School FFA will host a mud run at 3 p.m. at Green Acres Raceway. Call 620-382-3111 to register.

Marion Historical Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marion-Florence USD 408 sports and aquatics center and auditorium also will be open. The aquatics center/gymnasium will be unlocked from 1 to 6 p.m. and the auditorium will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to tour the facilities.

Marion Youth Advancement Committee will have an information booth in Central Park after the parade. Information about a youth center will be provided and donations will be accepted.

The weekend activities will culminate with a community dance from 9 p.m. to midnight at Marion Country Club.

Last modified Sept. 24, 2008

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