Burdick Labor Day plans coming together

?School Days, Labor Day, Everyday; Burdick Mem?ories?Priceless!? will be the theme for the 43rd annual Labor Day celebration in Burdick, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6, and Monday, Sept. 7.

The traditional Sunday morning worship will be led by Pastor Bill Peterson from Hebron Lutheran Church. The service will start at 9:30 a.m. on the tennis courts.

Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to bring lawn chairs. At the conclusion of the service, rolls and coffee will be served in the fire station, sponsored by the Council of Clubs.

Sunday evening?s entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Nashville recording artist Rusty Rierson will perform on the tennis courts. A favorite after the show will be homemade ice cream for sale by the Methodist Church.

Raffle tickets for handmade Adirondack chairs featuring the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University will be available throughout the night and again on Monday.

Monday activities will start at 8:30 a.m. with a 2-mile fun run/walk sponsored by TCT, Burdick Oil, Burdick Meat Market, Pepsi, Bruce?s Shop and Cowtown Nutrition.

Registration is open at 8 a.m. at the north end of Main Street, but advanced registration is appreciated.

Coffee and rolls, bake sales, arts and crafts, home-based business vendors, inflatable fun, funnel cakes and face painting will be available throughout the day.

Burdick Hustlers 4-H Club will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. They will also have other concessions available.

During the lunch hours, John Richard and Duane and Deb Andres will provide some musical entertainment.

A break at noon will feature the popular pie auction. Among the pies to be auctioned will be gooseberry, coconut cr?me, and fruit pies.

Pedal Power registration will start at 1:30 p.m. on the tennis court, along with the parade lineup at the Methodist church. The parade will begin at 2 p.m.

Call Bill and Jennifer Kassebaum at 785-983-4407 to make an entry. Cash prizes are awarded in many different categories.

The pedal pull competition will start at 3 p.m., along with a frisbee competition for children. Parade prizes and the winning tickets for the chairs will be announced when they become available.

For more information on any of the weekend activities, call one of the following: Fun Run, Connie John?son, 983-4459; arts and crafts or home-based business vendors, Carla Engler, 983-4307; parade, Bill and Jennifer Kassebaum, 983-4407; horseshoes, Allen Hanson, 983-4462; Adiron?dack Chair raffle, Glenn and Sandy Carlson, 983-4426, Mary Ellerman, 497-2876, Diana Jost, 983-4861.

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