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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Fall Festival begins today in Wilson

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  • Today marks the beginning of Wilson's annual Fall Festival. It also happens to be the beginning of the town's Centennial Celebration.
    The following is the schedule for this weekend's activities.
    Today
    7 p.m. — Gospel singing and BBQ at the Wilson Assembly of God Church (Call Jim McGaughy at (580) 669-1150)
    7:30 p.m. — WHS football game against Velma-Alma
    Saturday
    6-9 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at the school cafeteria, sponsored by the Wilson girls' basketball teams
    7 a.m. — Eagle Pride Cross Country 5K Run (starts at 7th Street and Main Street, $25 entry fee, first four finishers receive medals)
    8 a.m. — Booth setup on Main Street
    9 a.m.-noon — Blood drive at Chamber Building
    9:15 a.m. — lineup for Fall Festival Parade at Old Gym property, one block north of Main Street (Contact Peggy Herrin at (580) 513-0473, Kim Kinard at (580) 221-3833 or Tildy Asbery at (580) 465-0198 with any questions)
    10 a.m. — Parade starts on Main Street
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Booths open, bounce houses open, Wilson Historical Society presenting slide show of 100 years of Wilson at the library
    1 p.m. — Ugly dog contest
    1:30 p.m. — Turtle race
    2 p.m. — Limbo contest
    2:30 p.m. — Hula hoop contest
    3 p.m. — Bubble gum contest
    3:30 p.m. — Stick horse races
    4 p.m — Minute to Win It ($15 for a team of two, winnings to be split 50/50)
    7 p.m. — Karaoke
    8-11 p.m. — Street dance with DJ David Newby
    Sunday
    After church — Taco salad bowl lunch, baked goods silent auction at the school cafeteria
    1 p.m. — Fall Festival royalty crowned

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