(HURON) – Ted and Connie Terrell have been named the grand marshals of the 2019 Huron Memorial Day Festival.
The festival is Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 beginning at 9 a.m.
The opening ceremony will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Tent vendors and food vendors will be open both days.
Free kids activities will be from 1:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. Parents must be present with their children. A special drawing for prizes will be at 5:15 p.m.
Corn hole tournament registration begins at 1 p.m. It is doubles only. Gameplay will be at 1:45 p.m. The entry fee is $12 per team. Prizes will be awarded.
Chuck Kruder will perform at 5:15 p.m. until 6 p.m. At 6 p.m. Bob Courson will deliver a special message to those attending. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the music.
On Sunday and Monday there will be a cakewalk both days, drawings, kids games, food, queen scholarship contest, prince/princess contest, Mini Mr./Mini Miss contest, baby contest, flea market, music, tractor/car show, and parade.
On Monday the baby contest registration will begin at 9 a.m. near the stage area. Judging will start around 10:15 a.m. Dress your child according to the weather. Winners of all royalty will be announced soon after the contest. A cakewalk, drawings, tractor/car show, vendors, music, and games will go on throughout the day until 2 p.m.
Ted and Connie Terrell will lead the parade beginning at 2 p.m. Monday.
After the parade, the baking contest winners will be announced.
No alcohols beverages are allowed, and dogs must be on a leash.
A garage sale will be Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 to raise money for the festival. The sale will be held rain or shine at 282 Huron Pike in Huron. All monetary donations are appreciated.
Festival committee members are selling peelers to help fund the event. The peelers cost $10 and can be purchased by contacting Carla Mills at 812-583-2987, Emilee Mills at 812-583-8608 or any other committee member. You will receive a bracelet with each peeler purchased.
The Queen Scholarship Pageant will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Huron. The cost to attend is $1.
The Prince/Princess and Mini Mr./Mini Miss. pageant is based on penny votes. One penny equals one vote. The contestant with the most votes wins. Votes must be turned in at the Huron Baptist Church in Huron on May 6. Contestants must be present at the festival on Memorial Day.
The festival committee is accepting photos of any war veterans to display on the Honor Board. Please include their name, war(s), rank and the branch of service and date. Photos will be returned. Also, include your name and phone number on the picture.
The festival committee is still accepting vendors and flea marketers to register call Emilee Mills at 812-583-8608.
To volunteer during the festival call Carla Mills at 812-583-2987 or Emilee Mills at 812-583-8608. Or follow the festival on Facebook at Huron Memorial Day Festival.