Davis Days set for June 15-17

DAVIS, Ill.—Mark your calendars for a Sesquicentennial Celebration June 15-17 in Davis, Ill.

Davis will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the town’s founding with fireworks, a street dance, and a variety of exhibits and special events during the annual Davis Days festival.

Scheduled is the Davis Days Parade, “Sesquicentennial Stomp” 5K Fun Run and 1.5-Mile Walk, Antique Car and Tractor Show, Prince and Princess Pageant, Quilt Show, Silent and Live Auctions, performances by the Dakota Pep Band and Faith Free Church, Dodgeball Tournament, Fun Fair and Carnival, Soap Box Derby, Mechanical Bull Riding Contest, Beard and Mustache Contest, Apron Sewing Contest, Davis 500 Kid Car Race, Karaoke, BINGO, “Deal or No Deal” Game Show, Vendor Booths, Craft/Flea Market, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Historical House Tour, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides and a Cemetery Walk. Demonstrations include Skateboarding, Blacksmithing, Broom-Making, Basket Weaving, Knitting, Tatting, Spinning, and Chain Saw Carving Exhibit.

A historical exhibit, as well as a photo display featuring many photographs from the Centennial Celebration, will be available for viewing throughout the festival. Events will kick off Friday afternoon and continue through Sunday. A lunch stand will be open all three days. For more information, call (815) 275-5115.

from the June 13-19, 2007, issue

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