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Coloma plans big Chicken Chew weekend


Join the Coloma Lions Club for their 44th annual Chicken Chew, this Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25-26. Activities take place at Coloma Community Park, with fun events downtown as well.

On Friday, there’s a Fireman’s Benefit featuring old-time baseball, sandwiches and refreshment, plus a fish fry serving 4:30-7:00pm, and music by Bootleg Hollar from 7:30-11:30pm.

Start your Saturday with a pancake breakfast, served from 7:30-11:00 a.m. Shop for bargains during the village-wide garage sales, going from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Country Quilters are having a Quilt Show at the Anna Follett Community Center from 8:00-3:00 on Saturday, and from 10:00-3:00 on Sunday.

The Coloma Public Library is having a Book & Bake Sale on Saturday from 8:00 to 12 noon. For some nostalgia, check out the Coloma School Reunion happening at the Historical building, both Saturday & Sunday.

Over at the park, enjoy watching sand volleyball, a horseshoe tournament and men’s modified pitch softball all day. There’s a Kitty Kat Race, sponsored by the Coloma Pathfinders, from 11a.m.-1:30 p.m. and the popular Bingo games from 11:00-7:00.

Enjoy shopping at the craft and flea market at the park from 8am to 3pm. on Saturday, or 10-3 on Sunday.
The Kids Tractor Pulls start registering at 11:30 a.m. with the contest beginning at noon. Then, there’s Valve Cover Races at 2 p.m. Helicopter rides will be available both days.

Shine up your classic car and bring it over for the Rod and Ratz Revival Car Show from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at the conclusion of the show.

Come hungry for BBQ Rib dinners served from 4 p.m. until they’re sold out, followed by a dance from 8:00 p.m. to midnight featuring music by the popular Road Trip band. Don’t miss the fireworks at dusk!

Sunday starts off with a big parade through Coloma at 11:00 a.m. Participants are welcome – bring your antique tractor, float, car or whatever your imagination can dream up. Assembly takes place at the grade school at 10:30. For information, contact Ray Burrows at 715-228-2631.

“The World’s Best Chicken Bar-B-Que” is next on the agenda, serving dinners from 11:00 until about 2:00. For the kids there’s face painting from 12:00-3:00 p.m., and Fun Pro Inflatables.

Clubs and individuals are welcome to bring your classic vehicles to the 25th Annual Classic Car Show, running from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Watch for the People’s Choice prizes awarded at 3:30.

Try your luck at bingo from 1:30-3:30 p.m. There’s live music by Country Plus from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sand volleyball and softball tournaments continue all day and the day ends with a raffle drawing at 4:00 p.m.

Plan now to be there with the whole family! For more information, to go www.chickenchew.com.