Lone Grove Days returns to Sullivan Park next Friday and Saturday and it promises to be a fun-filled weekend of sports, music and activity the entire family can enjoy. The annual event is sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Lone Grove and Kiwanian Darryl Howard urged everyone to come with their lawn chairs ready to have a good time.
The festival begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 with the ceremonial beginning of the little league season. Howard said that while the teams will have played a few games before the official opening ceremony, the first pitch of the night will be thrown by a special guest. The games will continue throughout the event.
After the ball games get started, the rest of Friday evening will be devoted to gospel singing, with several vocalists and groups scheduled to
perform between 6 and 9 p.m.
On Saturday, May 4, visitors can start the day off right with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast served from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Lone Grove Community Center located in the northwest corner of the park. At 11 a.m. the Little Local Vocals will take to the stage and visitors can also check out classic cars in the car show.
The highpoint of the festival comes at noon when Little Miss Lone Grove and the Princess of Lone Grove are crowned. Howard said in addition to the main events, there will be all sorts of games going on Saturday.
“We’ve got the kid’s tractor pull, the wiener dog races, face painting and a bounce house,” Howard said. The Lone Grove Fire Department will also be running a dunk tank as a fundraiser for Special Olympics.
“We would love for everybody to come out and join us to help support the town of Lone Grove,” Howard said. “At the Kiwanis our goal is to make sure that we’re taking care of the kids in our community, and that’s what this weekend is all about.”