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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Lodgepole 95th Old Settlers' Days Aug. 31-Sept. 2


August 21, 2019

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The Lodgepole Volunteer firefighters as this year's grand marshal. The department was chosen because of its dedication to serving the community.

The village of Lodgepole is opening its doors and laying down the welcome mats for its 95th Old Settlers' Days with the theme "Honestly - It's For Everyone!"

Events start 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, with the Platte Valley Tractor Pull sanctioned truck and tractor pull. The event will be held on Front Street near the south park; registration and weigh-in starts at 8 a.m.

Also at 10 a.m., golfers are invited to take part in the Old Settlers Golf Tourney. The four-person scramble is limited to 18 teams and costs $250 per team. The golf tourney will be held at the Chappell Golf Course. For more information or to register, contact Bill Taylor at 308-250-0530, or Justin Misegadis at 308-249-5969.

The Old Settlers Days second car show is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. On McBridge Street north off of Highway 30. There is no entry fee and registration is between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

The museum will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs will be served with donations accepted. Flower show entries will also be accepted.

Kids Games start at 1 p.m. At South Park.

Saturday's events wrap up with the Visions free-will donation meal at the Community Hall also including games, with karaoke and dancing music provided by Mark and Rita Bartling. A beer garden will also be available. The 5k Old Settlers' Reunion Glo Fun Run is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. With registration starting at 7 p.m. At the Community Hall. Registration is $10 with participants 6 and younger free. Walkers and bicyclists are welcome.

All proceeds support the Creek Valley Junior Cheerleaders.

Sunday events start with 9 a.m. church services at South Park by New Hope Fellowship Church. At 10 a.m., the Sand Volleyball Tourney is underway at Kasten's Ball Field. Cost is $40 per team with a maximum of two men per team. Call, text or Facebook Justin Huff (308) 249-5946 for more information.

The museum will be open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Flower Show prizes awarded. The Lodgepole Volunteer Fire Department will host a Street Dance and Beer Garden from 6 p.m. To 1 a.m.

Celebrations continue Monday with the parade line-up starting at 9 a.m. The parade, with the theme "Honestly - It's For Everyone!" will begin at 10 a.m. The grand marshall this year is an entire department, the Lodgepole Volunteer Fire Department.

The Lodgepole Volunteer Fire Department's mission is to protect the lives and well-being of the people and property of the Lodgepole community and surrounding areas from the affects of fires, accidents and related emergencies. The LPVFD protects about 330 square miles of land in Cheyenne, Deuel and Garden counties. The LPVFD is staffed by volunteers and would not be possible without the dedication of its volunteers.

Following the parade, there will be a free-will donation BBQ in South Park at 11 a.m. With the Gloria Dei Lutheran Women's Fellowship offering homemade pie for sale.

At 1 p.m., horseshoe pitching will take place at the North Park horseshoe pits; registration starts at 12 p.m. Also at 1 p.m., there will be a program in south park including Country Store Drawings and local entertainment.

At 2 p.m., there will be free watermelon, sponsored by Adams Bank and Trust.


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