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Stewardson Lions Club Homecoming Festivities

Published by tvonderheide on August 14th, 2014 - in Uncategorized

The 58th Annual Stewardson Lions Club Homecoming is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, August 22 & 23, 2014

Stage entertainment Friday night will feature Tress and the Mixers from 6-8 p.m. and Trouble & Company from 8-10 p.m.

Tress and the Mixers was formed in 2013 and features Tress Funneman on lead vocals, Karson Pruemer on lead guitar/ vocals, Vince Higgs on drums/ vocals, and Isaac Davis on bass guitar/ vocals. They feature a mix of classic and new country as well as classic rock.

Trouble and Company hails from Martinsville, IL. Joe Nave. Chris Perry, and Laif Burns have been singing together since grade school. They took their love for music and began performing in 1994 for festivals, fairs, parties, and weddings. They are award-winning scatters, vocalists and a state fair award winning vocal group. Playing old rock-n-roll and country, Trouble and Company choreographs their own dance for onstage performances. Their award winning vocals have taken them to Carnegie Hall in New York City, to a riverboat in New Orleans and across Indiana and Illinois for fairs and festivals.

Saturday’s activities will begin with the annual tractor pull. Weigh-in for the tractor pull will begin at 9 a.m. and pulling will begin at 10. There are 18 classes featuring everything from antique tractors to pick up trucks to 20,000 lb. semis. Pulling activities will be held at the tractor pull track on the Westside of town. Food, soft drinks and beer will be available on the grounds. Please no carry in alcohol. Admission is $3 for adults, those 12 and under free.

Kids’ games will begin at 4 p.m. at Denn Field ballpark on the Southside of town. Along with games and prizes, all participants will receive a coupon for a free hot dog.

Students from Larson’s Karate will demonstrate their talents beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of the stage at the park. At 7:00 p.m. students from Dance Etc. will perform on and in front of the stage. The 2014 Miss Stewardson coronation will begin at 10 p.m. Following the coronation will be the raffle drawings. One raffle features a Del-Con AR-15 rifle and a Ruger LC-9 handgun. Tickets for the firearm raffle are $10 each or 3 for $20 and may be purchased from any Lions Club member. The queen raffle features over 100 prizes donated by the Lions Club and numerous area businesses. Tickets for this raffle are $1 each or a book of 25 for $20. These tickets may be purchased from any Lions Club member or any of the 3 queen candidates.

In addition to the above entertainment, Bingo will be played each night from 7-11 p.m., the Lions Club’s food stand will open at 5 p.m. each night and bounce houses will be available from 5-9 each night. These activities will take place in the village park.

The Stewardson Lions invite you to come enjoy the festivities at the 2014 Stewardson Lions Club Homecoming.


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