Crawford’s “Old-Timers/Newcomer’s Potluck and Presentation of the Of the Year” dignitaries for business, non-profit, volunteer and teacher will take place Saturday, Feb.8, beginning at 5 p.m. in the upstairs of the Crawford Town Hall.
Even though it's months away, organizers for the town’s Pioneer Days in June have been busy working on a tentative schedule for the four day event June 11-14 according to Collenette Vervloet.
The celebration will kick-off Thursday, June 11 with an old fashioned dessert theater melodrama, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Residents can expect a full day of events on Friday, June 12, including a baking contest at the Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with judging from 3-5 p.m.
Crawford's United Business Bank will host a customer appreciation lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Friday afternoon folks can take in the Fire Auxiliary Fund Raising Dinner from 4:30-6 p.m. Cost will be adults $8, kids $5 (Ages 8 and younger). The proceeds will benefit the Annual Fireworks Fund. From 6-8 p.m. they will also host their annual live auction.
Saturday, June 13, will be the main day for Pioneer Days starting in the morning with the Crawford Fire Department Pancake Breakfast running from 6-10:30 a.m. Then it’s time for arts, crafts and food vendors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local pilots will show off their planes and flying skills at 9:45 a.m.
Event organizers are busy working on the 2020 theme for the annual parade. Registration to be in the event opens at 8 a.m. and the parade starts at 10 a.m.
All participants must be in place by 9:30 a.m. Immediately following the parade it's off to the Outhouse Races followed by another old fashioned melodrama at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday afternoon events will include live, local musical entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the line up will be announced at a later date. Next there will be hay bale races at high noon followed by an old fashioned melodrama at 1:30 p.m.
There will be plenty of free games in the park from 1-4 p.m. including kids hay bale races, relay races, watermelon eating contest, tug-o-war and many more. In addition to the games there will be NFA kids train rides from noon - 1 p.m.
Saturday evening will include the Fireworks Extravaganza at the Crawford State Park Reservoir around dusk or approximately 9:45 p.m.
Pioneer Days will wrap up on Sunday, June 14, with Round-Up Sunday featuring a Non-Denominational Service at 10 a.m. with a free lunch in the park following service.