Stanley Lions Club Hosts 48th Annual Watermelon Festival This Sunday July 31

On Sunday, July 31, the Stanley Lions Club will host the 48th Annual Watermelon Festival at Chapman Park. Proceeds from the Watermelon Festival are used to support projects for the Stanley community. There will be a licensed rawe. Top prizes are 1st $250, 2nd – 4th $100, 5th $50. The drawing for the rawe winners will take place at 4 P.M. You need not be present to win.

Beginning at 8 A.M. there will be a crafts show and flea mar ket. For information contact Carl Edwardson 715-644-5298.

At 9 A.M. there will be a 5k run/walk. Registration on the day of race is 7:30–8:45A.M. at the Stanley Community Building. Entry fee is $20 prior to July 27 and $25 July 28 to race day. Divisions are Male & Female: 10 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. The overall winner for the male and female races will receive a Running Bobble Head Trophy. Division winners get a watermelon. At 10:15 there will be a Free Kids 400 Yard Run with Cheech the Lion. All participants will get a finisher's medal and treats after the race. Contact Adam Smit for more information at [email protected]

A Classic Antique Auto Show will be held from 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. with ten diuerent classes of cars. Starting at 10:30 A.M. the Lions will be serving a charcoal chicken dinner. There also will be a food stand. Beginning at 11 A.M. free watermelon will be available for everyone until it’s all gone. The Cake Walk also will begin at 11 A.M.. Children’s Games will be held at 1 P.M., and Bingo starts at 1:30 P.M..

For more information about the Watermelon Festival contact Norm Christianson at 715-644- 3638 or visit the Stanley Lions Facebook page: The Stanley Lions Club invites you, your family, and friends to come and have a good time at the Watermelon Festival held at Chapman Park. Admission is free.

July 27, 2022