Wallace’s tribute to heritage theme for annual fall festival Sept. 15-16
By Jan Rahn
In a tribute to its heritage, Wallace will host a celebration of 125 years with the annual fall festival event on Sept. 15-16.
The Sunday prior, a golf tournament at Oregon Trails Golf Course will be held in preparation of the Wallace Fall Festival’s two-day event to honor the quasquicentennial covering 1887-2012.
A parade, food, games, rides, competitions, derby and dance are just a few of the events scheduled during the two-day celebration.
Come join in the fun and be a part of Wallace’s tribute to its heritage.
Schedule of Events
• Sunday, Sept. 9: Golf tournament. Contact Mark Walter 387-4319 or the golf course 386-4653.
• Saturday, Sept. 15:
—7-9 a.m. Biscuits and gravy at Wallace Hotel sponsored by Wallace Fire Department with free will donations.
—7:30 a.m. Fun run/walk, American Legion, contact Terry Fowler to register 520-7374.
—8 a.m.-2 p.m. Craft show/bake sale/book sale at American Legion. Mary Vote 387-4203.
—9:30 a.m. Kids parade. Line up at fire hall. Kathy Pacheco 539-2979.
—10 a.m. Parade, main street. Line up at airport at 9 a.m. Sign up at bank prior to Sept. 15.
—Following parade: Old Scout and Good Neighbor awards.
—Following parade: Kids races on main street. Ryan Finley 387-4538.
—After kids races: Mini muscles competition behind barber shop for youth ages 5-13. Starleen Moore 530-7459.
—Wheel of fire and auction at fire hall after parade. Leslie Chrisman 387-4656.
—Buggy rides on main street after parade.
—Car and motorcycle show following parade. Joey Isenbart 530-9492.
—11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Barbecue, hotdogs, birthday cake at community hall. Free will donations. Cake by Wallace Community Church.
—11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fun Jumpz at park. Cindy Lundvall 387-4352.
—11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids games, park. LaDonna Swedberg 534-7548.
—1 p.m. Adult baseball game. Jeff Erickson 387-2369.
—1 p.m. Horseshoes. Sign up at American Legion at noon. Clarence Williams 387-4440.
—1 p.m. Rodeo at roping arena. Jeff Aylward 963-4487.
—1 p.m. Two-man sorting, east of Mac’s Super Foods. Sign up with Randy Maline 539-3260. Limit 30 teams.
—1 p.m. Bingo in school commons area.
—1-5 p.m. Quilt show in old gym.
—1-5 p.m. Pie and ice cream by Methodist Church in school commons area.
—1-1:45 p.m. Volleyball at softball field. Laura Haddix 627-7291.
—1-5 p.m. Ed’s trap shooting south of park. Five stands.
—2-3 p.m. Watermelon feed, Mac’s Super Foods.
—3-4 p.m. Nebraska storyteller sponsored by Lions at community hall.
—4:15 p.m. Cookie wars between middle/high school at Wallace Hotel. Sign up at school.
—5 p.m. Frisbee golf at park. Lea VanBoening 387-4615.
—6 p.m. Demolition derby south of park. Sign up and inspection at 4 p.m. Dick Hasenauer 530-7333.
—Food and fireworks after demo derby by Lions Club and Community Club.
—Beer garden from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
—9 p.m.-1 a.m. Street dance by Double D Bar featuring Erin Goings live music.
• Sunday, Sept. 16
—1-5 p.m. Ed’s trap shooting (five stands) south of park. Hosted by Masons. Randy Ogier 530-1717.
—5 p.m. Potluck at park. Bring covered dish.
—6 p.m. Concert at park. Whitebird ministries. Free will donation. Ron Vote 387-4203.