Marion prepares for 98th Old Settlers? Day

Everyone is invited to the 98th annual Old Settler’s Day Sept. 25-26 in Marion.

Each year, the event is the city?s traditional homecoming for residents, past and present, that grew up in Marion, but many activities make it attractive to everyone, officials said.

While it is a chance for old friends and classmates to gather and reminisce, other activities will delight everyone, such as the parade, museum or lunch.

Starting off festivities at noon Friday is a golf tournament at the Marion Country Club.

Then on Saturday, the celebration continues with a run at Marion County park and lake, sponsored by the Marion Recreation Department.

For more information about the run, call 620-382-3425 or download the registration form for the run.

A parade down Main Street begins at 11 a.m., followed by food, entertainment and games in Central Park with this year?s theme: ?Teamwork makes the dream work: USD 408 and the City of Marion Building for the Future.?

Following the parade, a ?meal deal? with four serving lines will include sandwiches, chips, beans, pie, water and soft drinks. The proceeds from lunch will go toward other community projects.

During the festivities at Central Park, members of the graduating classes from Marion High School are brought up and introduce themselves.

The Marion Historical Museum will also be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Class reunions will also be held during the weekend and at 8:30 p.m. to midnight a community dance will be held at Marion Country Club.

Graduates of Marion High School have a special invitation to come back home and enjoy this year?s Old Settler’s Day celebration and join fellow classmates at respective reunions.

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