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99th Annual Lodgepole Old Settler's Days Draws Crowds And Fun

LODGEPOLE-- The 99th Annual Old Settler's Days celebrations have come and gone, and the weekend weather held out and made the events fun for all. There was no rain that disrupted any events, although the sun generated a lot of heat during the days.

The events started Saturday morning with the Old Settler's Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble. The teams enjoyed perfect weather out on the links. Next came the Tractor Pull on Front Street, with plenty of vintage tractors giving it their all and showing how they don't make 'em like they used to. The annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle show had a great group of classic and vintage vehicles for everyone to enjoy. As the evening approached, the Lodgepole Community Museum Fundraiser was held, with a performance by String Fling from UNK providing entertainment. The annual Glow Fun Run was held at North Park, and the night wrapped up with Movie Night in the Park, sponsored by the Well Church.

On Sunday, after church services there was a Sand Volleyball Tournament, and from 12 to 2 p.m. the Museum was open. There was then a Bingo tournament at the Community Hall, followed by the Burger Bash in the early evening. After the Softball Tournament, the streets came alive with the Beer Garden, Live Band and Street Dance.

Monday morning started with the annual Parade, which was followed by a Barbecue at South Park. The afternoon was filled with activities like Pony Rides, a Horseshoe Pitching Competition and more programs in South Park. Old Settler's Days wrapped up Sunday afternoon with free watermelon sponsored by Adams Bank and Trust. The events all went off without a hitch, and another successful Settler's Days weekend provided a great end-of-summer party for all who attended.


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