Old Settlers rollin’ along

The 132nd annual Toulon Old Settlers is already underway with the gospel sing last night and continues tonight with the BBQ supper at 5 p.m. and OSA pageant at 7 p.m.

Six young ladies are competing for the title of Miss Teen OSA. They are Jordan Milroy, Taylor Bent, Amanda Stoner, Lara Carlton, Jenna Loudenberg and Cassandra Ingels.

There are also six in both the Jr. Miss and Little Miss competitions as well. They are Samantha Henry, Shania Kraklow, Justice Wright, Molly Carlton, Bryanna Hewitt and Alyssa Behme for the Jr. Miss and Arial Harlan, Brittany Stoner, April Atkins, Sarah Pike, Briana Meinders and Ashley Gale for the Little Miss.

Friday’s events start with the Toulon American Legion fish fry at 4:30 p.m., which is also when the Relay for Life food stand and other vendors are open as well.

The kids pedal tractor pull, sponsored by the Toulon Lions Club starts in the park at 5 p.m.

Over near the main stage the beer tent opens at 5 p.m. in preparation for the “Young Turks”, a Rod Stewart Convert Experience at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s events once again kick off with the Indian Creek 5K Run. Registrations are still accepted that morning for $20. The craft show starts at 9 a.m., Lions Club pork chops at 11 a.m., martial arts demonstration at noon, kiddie parade at 1:30 p.m. (line up in Methodist Church parking lot), main parade at 2 p.m. (line up along N. Henderson), Illinois ag history presentation at the Bistro at 2:30 p.m., water fights and ice cream social in the park at 3 p.m., inflatable toys at 3:30 p.m. and the Toulon-LaFayette alumni at the Vineyard at 4 p.m.

The entertainment for Saturday night stats with Jim Markum’s swing band at 6:30 p.m. and then “The Veggies” at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday is the usually OSA meeting, church service and community picnic, which will be at the Vineyard this year. And finally, at noon is the WFO Mudslinger’s mud bogs on Grain Bin Road.

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