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Yester-Daze in Myrtle's near future

Thursday, September 22, 2005

MYRTLE -- The eighth annual Myrtle Yester-Daze will be Sept. 24 up and down Main Street at Myrtle

The festival will start with a flag raising ceremony at the community center at 7 a.m. A pancake/sausage breakfast prepared by the Myrtle VFD will begin immediately following.

Many activities are planned throughout the morning. Some of them and times they occur are:

8:30 a.m. -- Amateur photo contest

8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. -- Washer pitching contest

8:30 a.m. -- Horseshoe pitching

9 a.m. -- Quilt show

11 a.m. -- Wood splitting contest

The parade will start at 10 a.m. with lineup at 9 a.m.

Lunch will be prepared by the Myrtle VFD.

Afternoon activities include:

Noon -- Re-enactment by the South Fork Regulators

12:45 p.m. -- Poster contest

1 p.m. -- Baby back rib eating contest

1 p.m. -- Kids frog race

1:30 p.m. -- Old fashioned women's chore relay

2 p.m. -- Peddling tractor contest

3:30 p.m. -- Lumberjack and chain saw contest

Craft booths are available and there is no charge to participate in any event. Some of the extra activities at the festival include a spinning wheel, square dancing and train rides for the kids.

Fore more information call Sharon Wrenfrow at 417-938-4343 or Alice Combs at 417-938-4961.

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