Morrill Days celebration set for this weekend

Submitted by Jane Gruber

The annual Morrill Days celebration will be held this weekend, Aug. 11 and 12.

On Saturday morning, there will be a craft fair and vendors selling their wares in the park. A petting zoo will be available beginning at 10. Kids’ games and a garden tractor pull begin at 11.

A new feature this year will be an Antique Tractor Show on the west side of the park, beginning at 11 a.m. Tractors may arrive between 9 and 11 a.m. with trailer parking available at Morrill Elevator. Call 785-547-5990 or 785-285-1694 for more information.

To satisfy your appetite and thirst, visit the food stand sponsored by the Morrill Tip Top 4-H Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the park.

In the afternoon, a downtown parade will be held at 2 p.m., featuring the antique tractors from the show, local floats and entries. After the parade, a Hot Wheels race will be held in the park at 3:30 p.m.

A smoked pork dinner with all the fixings will be served in the cool comfort of the Morrill Community Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. To complete the day’s festivities, the Morrill Baptist Church is sponsoring movies for kids and families in the park at dusk. Movie goers are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.

On Sunday morning, a community church service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Morrill Community Center.

Throughout the weekend, a co-ed softball tournament will be held, and food will be available.

Morrill Days is sponsored by the Morrill Community Chamber of Commerce. Please come and join the Morrill community in this annual celebration!

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