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The Carthage Press
  • 122nd Annual Moss Springs Old Settlers Picnic

  • It’s a time to slow down and enjoy the little things in life.
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  • It’s a time to slow down and enjoy the little things in life.
    The 122nd Annual Moss Springs Old Settlers Picnic is set for Aug. 24-25. Exhibits, games, activities and entertainment will fill all of Saturday, Aug. 24, and the event will conclude with a Sunday service at 11 a.m., followed with a potluck lunch.
    The grounds will officially open at 8 a.m. Saturday. For those with a competitive nature, there will be a Men’s Horseshoe Pitching Contest – signs ups are at 9 a.m., and the event will start at 10 a.m. At that same time, ladies are encouraged to show off their youngsters in a Baby Contest. At 10:30 a.m., there will also be a Women’s Horseshoe Pitching Contest.
    A Clown Show is set for 11 a.m., followed by games and contest for kids and adults.
    When the day cools off a little, For No Apparent Reason will hit the stage at 6 p.m. In the evening, there will be drawings and later, the Duke Mason Band will perform.
    The picnic has a variety of contests and games for kids of all ages – including adults who are young at heart.
    No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the grounds.
    There is plenty of shade and family fun to be had by all. To get the grounds, go two and a half miles east on Burr Road from Fidelity Cloverleaf, then turn east on Bobwhite.
    Officers of the Old Settlers Picnic are: Larry Carlisle, Jared Wicklund, Amy Bien and Ruby Richmond.
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