Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June Jubilee

There was something for everyone at the 2014 June Jubilee.  From the Friday night concerts to Sunday afternoon’s parade and polka bands, it was, like the theme,  a giant “parking lot party.”  

The weekend started with a tractor drive on Friday morning and Saturday’s activities included a Rooster Run, Softball tournament, Sand Volleyball tournament, a road rally, tractor pull and the annual pork rib and loin cook off.  There was bingo in the afternoon along with polka music.  The evening’s activities included a performance from local favorites “The Rusty Nichol,” and an 80’s cover band, “On the Fritz.”  

Sunday was a family day for all, especially since it was Father’s Day.  The softball tournament was cancelled due to heavy rains from the night before but the Polka Mass was a hit.  The Grand Parade featured the 2013 Exeter-Milligan State Champion Football team as the Grand Marshalls.  The Wilber Alumni Band shared the Centennial beer garden with the Milligan Brass Band for the afternoon entertainment.  The kids were invited to make rope, get their faces painted and participate in the kids’ pedal pull contest.  

Chris Mussman won the Kolache eating contest before Sue and the Blue River Czech’s took the stage.  The evening ended with an auction of the chainsaw carver’s pieces and other memorabilia from the event.

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