Homecoming Days start July 30; Celina anniversary commemorated

 

CELINA-The annual Homecoming Days celebration is set to begin Thursday (July 30), with a variety of events scheduled to run through Saturday night. 

A thumbnail sketch of each day’s events is listed below. 

Included in this year’s celebration is a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Celina. You can read about the history of the City elsewhere on the website. 

Crafts and food will be available each day on the square. There will be live music at the square on Thursday and Friday nights, with music beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday and lasting well into the night. 

A brief look at each day’s events:

 

Thursday, July 30

8 a.m.-Crafts on the square,

9 a.m.-Accepting entries for quilt show,

11 a.m.-Cattlemen’s Association ribeye cookout and food booths on the square,

2 p.m.-Bell ringing at the Clay County Museum,

4 p.m.-Dunking booth sponsored by the Clay County Rescue Squad on the square,

5 p.m.-Hillbilly lawn mower parade, beginning at Happy Sak,

Immediately after parade-One minute spaghetti eating contest,

6:30 p.m.-Cake walk on the square, and 

8 p.m.-Live music on the square with Steel House. 

 

Friday, July 31

8 a.m.-Crafts on the square,

9 a.m.-Quilt and handicraft show (to be announced),

11 a.m.-Cattlemen’s Association ribeye cookout and food booths on the square,

4 p.m.-Dunking booth (Rescue Squad) on the square, 

6 p.m.-Cow patty contest on the square, 

7 p.m. Auction on the square, and

7:30 p.m.-Live music with Speed Limit and marble tournament on the square.

(Any group wishing to have  an item auctioned must see Mary Loyd Reneau by 6 p.m.)

 

Saturday, August 1

7-10 a.m.-Health fair 2005 at Cumberland River Hospital,

8 a.m.-Craft markets on the square, car show (see Johnny Brown) and antique tractor show at the old high school, 

9 a.m.-Quilt and handicraft show (to be announced),

10:30 a.m.-Local book authors signing on the square,  

11 a.m.-Cattlemen’s Association ribeye cookout and food booths on the square, antique tractor parade on the square,

12 p.m.-Dunking booth (Rescue Squad) on the square,

1-4:30 p.m.-Live music on the square with Committed, Bilbrey’s, and Slow Gold–sound by James Arnett, 

2 p.m.-Mighty Duck Race on Cumberland River Bridge, and

6:30 p.m.-Live music on the square with Crossfire band, continuing throughout the night.