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The Carthage Press
  • Old Settlers Picnic is set for Aug. 25-26

  • Need to take a step back in time for a while?
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  • Need to take a step back in time for a while?
    The 121st Annual Moss Springs Old Settlers Picnic is set for Aug. 25-26. The weekend will feature tons of games, programs and food for surrounding communities looking for a family-friendly activity. For Ruby Richmond, Carthage resident and treasurer for event, this event hits close to the heart.
    “It's old fashioned fun,” she said. “My ancestors got this started 121 years ago and we just need to keep it going. It's good, clean family fun with all kinds of things going on.”
    There will be a men's and women's horseshoe pitching contest, a baby contest, exhibits and drawings throughout the day, a clown show and live entertainment Saturday night. Sunday morning will bring a church service followed by a potluck lunch.
    This event has something for everyone from a bubble gum blowing contest to an award for the oldest person on the grounds. There will be crafts, agriculture and photography exhibits, auctions and all of the fellowship of an old-style picnic.
    No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the grounds. There is plenty of shade and fun to be had at this event. The Old Settlers Picnic is located two and a half miles east on Burr Oak Road from Fidelity Cloverleaf, then turn east on Bobwhite.

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