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Myrtle's Yester-Daze to feature new events

Friday, September 16, 2011

The 14th annual Myrtle Yester-Daze, to be held Sept. 24, includes new twists to several longstanding events. This year, the crowd will be asked to judge the canning contest by tasting and voting on home-canned pickles.

Cake has been added to the baking contest. Homemade desserts will be judged and then auctioned. Containers will go home with the highest bidders for pies. Organizers said the event was a big hit last year, and there was no problem getting judges.

Prizes will be awarded for first- through third-place in the amateur photo contest, including an historic photo contest, to mirror the day's theme -- "Kicking up the Past at Myrtle Yester-Daze."

Another new event includes the look-alike contest. Participants do not need to sign up in advance, just show up with the one who resembles them. Contestants can be related, such as father and son, or simply friends.

A tug of war for all ages will be played across a mud hole at the dividing line.

The Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department will sell pancakes and sausage for breakfast and a barbecue lunch.

Craft booths, music, games and demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day.

Seven categories will be judged for parade floats with prizes of $100, $75 and $50 awarded in the float and categories. The categories are religious, bands, miscellaneous, antique cars, classic cars, horse and horse/buggy.

Below is a list of events and times. For information, call 417-938-4343, 264-2720, 938-4380 or 938-4614.

7 a.m. Flag-raising ceremony

7-9 a.m. Pancake and sausage breakfast prepared by the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department by donation

8-11:30 a.m. Washer pitching, youth and adult games

8:30-9 a.m. Drop off amateur photos for the photo contest

8:30-9 a.m. Drop off canning contest entries

8:30 a.m. Horseshoe pitching, singles/doubles Class A and B

9 a.m.-noon Kicking up Fun kids' games

9 a.m. Turn in quilts for show, including history on index card. Categories include machine-stitched, hand-quilted and unique.

10 a.m. Parade starts. Queen contest winners announced.

11 a.m. Wood events sign up

11 a.m. Family traditions pie and cake baking contest

Noon Poster contest winners announced. Look-alike contest. Community service award presented. Raffle winners announced.

12:30 p.m. Barbecue baby back rib-eating contest, youth/adult

1 p.m. Pedal tractor pulling contest, ages 3-8

3 p.m. Kids' tug of war

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