The annual Keg Creek Days celebration takes place this weekend at Glenwood Lake Park.
A variety of activities are planned beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Saturday’s activities include children’s games and activities, a lawn mower poker run and a benefit concert for the Davies Amphitheater roof repair project. Sunday’s highlights are an antique machinery show and shine, heritage demonstrations and entertainment.
Some of the special Keg Creek Days activities include:
Pie Baking Contest
A pie-baking contest will take place Saturday, at 4 p.m., at the Mills County Museum. The pies can be delivered to the museum Saturday by 3:30 p.m. No soft pies or pies that need refrigeration will be accepted.
A traveling trophy and cash prizes are awarded for the best pies. The pies become the property of the Keg Creek Days and are either auctioned or sold by the slice, to help pay for the costs of operating Keg Creek Days.
A parade for people in costume and/or riding decorated bicycles, tricycles, big wheels, wheel chairs, or battery operated cars will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Keg Creek Days tent at the Glenwood Lake Park. No entry fee is required. Prizes and trophies will be given in three different age groups, 1 to 5 years, 5 to 14 years and 14 years and up.
There is no age limit and all ages are encouraged to participate. There are three decorating categories to choose from: Patriotic, Black and Gold or a theme of your choice. If you need help with decorating your vehicle, the Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS) will be there to assist you from 11 a.m. until parade time. Anyone with questions, call Terry Craig at 520-3656.
Baby and Toddlers Contest This year, there will be four categories for small children to enter in the baby and toddler contest - best smile, best look-a-like (can be a mother, father), Prince and Princess of Keg Creek. Best smile and the look-a-like divisions are for newborns to 24 months. The Prince and Princess must be 24 to 48 months old and live in the Glenwood School District. They must also be available to ride in a car for the Homecoming Parade on
Registration starts at 3 p.m., and the judging will begin at 4 p.m. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. There are no entry fees. For more details, call Terry Craig at 520-3656.
Has Glenwood Got Talent?
Keg Creek Days will hold a talent contest Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Davies Amphitheater. There will be six categories: Individuals 0 - 12 years, 13 - 18 years, 19 and older. Groups 0 - 12 years, 13 - 18 years, 19 and older. If you have several ages in your group, the oldest age will apply. Cash prizes will be given to the winners. Entry forms will be available at the Keg Creek Days tent on Saturday.
Pedal Tractor Pull
On Sunday, Myers Pedal Tractor Pulls of Lenox will conduct a pedal tractor pull for children.
Registration begins at noon in front of the barn. The pull is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge for entering, but a parent or guardian must register the child. Trophies and medals will be awarded. All equipment is furnished. This event is sponsored by the Keg Creek Antique Machinery Club and the Keg Creek Days com-
Two performances this weekend on the stage of the Davies Amphitheater will mark the end of the 2009 Summer Season.
On Saturday, Aug. 29, Prairie Acre, a well known bluegrass band will take the stage in a special performance. The concert is a fund raiser for the amphitheater roof replacement fund and is sponsored by the Glenwood Rotary Club. A special appearance by “Elvis” will also add to the event.
Gordon Woodrow, manager of the amphitheater, emphasizes that this is not a regularly scheduled show on the amphitheater lineup and therefore Gold Card passes will not be honored. Admission to the show will be by free will offering with proceeds going to the roof fund. The performance will be the conclusion of the first of two big days of Keg Creek Days and will be complete with fireworks. The show will begin at 7 p.m.
On Sunday evening, the Glenwood Community Concert Band will take the stage at the amphitheater for the conclusion of the Keg Creek Days weekend and the final show of the Davies Amphitheater season.
The band, under the baton of Glenwood band director Pete Jacobus and former band director Gordon Woodrow, was organized in June 2006 and this will mark their ninth public performance. There is no admission charge for the 7 p.m. concert and a free-will offering will be available with proceeds going to the bands’ music fund for the purchase of new concert music.