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Myrtle Yester-Daze

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Photo by Steven Looney One boy tries with all his might not to get pulled into the pool when playing tug-a-war during the Koshkonong Heritage Days Sept. 12. For more photos from Heritage Days see page 5A.
"Giddy up to Myrtle Yester-Daze" is the theme for the 12th Annual Myrtle Yester-Daze set for Sept. 26 in Myrtle.

Events will kick off with a flag raising ceremony at 7 a.m. and a pancake/sausage breakfast cooked by the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. The breakfast is available for a donation.

A washer pitching contest for both youth and adult categories, is from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Games for kids up to 16-years-old will be at the Kids' Corral from 9 a.m. to noon.

Contests will begin at 8:30 a.m. with an amateur photo contest. Entries must be submitted between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Age categories are 12 and under, 13 to 21, and 22 and above. Participants can submit up to two entries. All photos must be 4-by-6-inch size only. Photos can be picked up at 2 p.m. that day.

A canning contest is also scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Entries must be submitted between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Participants can submit up to two items per category. The categories are jams and jelly, fruits, vegetables, pickles and miscellaneous.

Those who are good at tossing horseshoes can try their hand at the horseshoe pitching contest scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Singles and doubles can be played in classes A and B.

A quilt show is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Entries need to be turned in by 9 a.m. There are categories for old quilts, hand-stitched quilts, machine quilted and unique quilts. Old quilts need to be submitted with a history index.

The parade will begin around 10 a.m. with the line-up beginning at 9 a.m. The horse/rider category will be judged in the line-up at 9:30 a.m. Negative Coggins are required on all horses.

Between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., winners of the beauty pageant, held Sept. 25 at Couch School, will be announced. The categories are Miss Myrtle Yester-Daze, ages 14 to 19, Junior Miss Myrtle Yester-Daze, ages 10 to 13, and Little Miss Myrtle Yester-Daze, ages 5 to 9. Toddlers, ages 2 to 4, and babies, 6 to 24 months old, also have categories.

Wood cutting events will begin at 11 a.m. A sign up sheet will be available.

Ladies Roundup will begin at noon. The Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department will also prepare a barbecue lunch.

Poster contest winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m. These posters are on display at the Myrtle Community Center.

Between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., the Community Service Award will be awarded to a special individual in the community, and winners will be announced for the raffles.

Hungry for ribs? If yes, then sign up for the BBQ Babyback Rib Eating Contest starting at 1 p.m. There will be contests for both youth and adults.

Kids 3 to 8 years will enjoy a pedal tractor pulling contest starting at 1:30 p.m.

A chicken wrangler contest will be held at 3 p.m.

Along with all the fun and games, craft booths will be available and T-shirts and hats will be on sale. Music will also be provided throughout the day.

Other fun events will include a spinning wheel demonstration, making wagon train dolls, tatting and train rides for the kids.

For more information call Wes and Carla Garrison at 938-4614, Judy and Larry Janes at 264-2720, John and Sharon Wrenfrow at 938-4343 or Tim and Sarah Garrison at 938-4380.

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