Final Schedule For Q125 Celebration Announced

The final schedule for Elgin’s Q125 celebration has been announced.
Activities begin Thursday evening, June 19 with the arrival and dedication of the Vietnam Moving Wall. The celebration will begin, in earnest on Friday, June 20 and conclude Sunday night, June 22 with a magnificent fireworks display.
Numerous events will be held downtown at the Q125 Grand Central Station (GCS). The schedule was provided by Alan Reicks at Elgin Appliance. The schedule is:
Time        Event                 Location
Thursday June 19, 2014
5 p.m.    Dedication – Vietnam Moving Wall    East of Library (Reception following at KC Hall)
Friday June 20, 2014
7-10 a.m.    Breakfast              Methodist Church
8:30 a.m.    Flag Dedication    Cemetery
9 a.m.        Cemetery Walk        Cemetery
10-11 a.m.    Kids Zone    Pope John High School
10 a.m.-3 p.m.    Lion’s Health Screenings   Jonny Dodge Lot
11 a.m.        Bank Robbery        Bank Corner
Noon    Lunch (PJ & St. Bon/ECC)    KC Hall/Elgin Community Center
1 p.m.    Vintage Clothing Style Show    EHS Gym
2:30 p.m.    Water Fights        East of Fire Hall
3:30 p.m.    Air Rifle Contest    Jonny Dodge Lot
4:30 p.m.    Trail Riders Arrive    Sale Barn
4:30 – 7 p.m.    Evening Meal    KC Hall-Altar Society
5 p.m.        Food Vendors         GCS
6:30 p.m.    Opening Ceremonies    GCS (Beard Competition winners announced, Elgin Calendar men, a Surprise Celebrity Appearance and more!)
8:30-11:30 p.m.    Dueling Pianos        GCS (Hosted by EKG)
Saturday June 21, 2014
7-10 a.m.    Breakfast    Methodist Church
7:30 a.m.    5 Mile Run/2 Mile Walk (registration    at park)
9 a.m.        Bank Robbery    Bank Corner
9:30 a.m.    Tractor Drive    Starts @ Beckman Lbr.
10 a.m.        Kiddy Parade     Begins    at park
11 a.m.-3 p.m.    Inflatables    Park (Hosted by Y& L)
1 p.m.        Texting competition    Park
1 p.m.    Pie/Ice Cream Social    Elgin Community Center
2 p.m.    The Hat Tree Lady    Methodist Church
2:30 p.m.    “Ball” game    Baseball field (Featuring the Hula Hotties, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Wannabes, Beauty Pageant Rejects)
3:30 p.m.    Antique tractor display    Sale Barn
5 p.m.        Beer Garden Opens    GCS
6:30 p.m.    Alumni Banquets
9 p.m.-1 a.m.    Street Dance/The Rude Band GCS (Hosted by EKG)
Sunday June 22, 2014
7 a.m.        Fly-In Breakfast    Koinzan Airport
9:30 a.m.    Celebration of Faith    Park
9 a.m.-1 p.m.    Car, Pickup & Motorcycle Show    Old RR Property (7:30 a.m. registration)
9 a.m.-1 p.m.    Semi-truck show  Beckman lot on North Street
11:30 a.m.    Air Show    Koinzan Airport
1 p.m.    Parade begins    Football Field (11 a.m. registration)
4:30 p.m.    Sheltered Reality performs    GCS
5 p.m.        Variety Show        GCS
5:30 p.m.    Community BBQ (Free will)    GCS (Hosted by Elgin Community Foundation)
7:30 p.m.    Closing Ceremonies    GCS (Time capsule & train auction)
8 p.m.    Beer Garden/Music by Dave Merkel    GCS (Sponsored by EVFD)
10 p.m.    Fireworks (Sponsored by EVFD)
All ‘Weekend’ Events
All Day        Mountain Men Muzzleloaders    CVA lot on North Street
All Day        VFW Military Display    Veteran’s Club
All Day        Richards Amusements Carnival    Downtown (Sponsored by Elgin Community Club)
All Day        Vietnam Moving Wall    East of Library
10 a.m.-5 p.m.    Quilt & Art Show    St. Boniface Church Basement (Ends Sunday at 2 p.m.)
10 a.m.-6 p.m.    Wedding Gown Display    Wedding Shop on Main Street (Starts Friday at 3 p.m.)