By Frank J. Buchman
Country entertainment for all has been promised at Madison.
“We have three days of family fun events for every age group, scheduled June 12-13-14 at Madison Days 2015,” according to Nathan DeWitt, who’s been instrumental in coordination.
Festivities kick off at noon, Friday, June 12, in the northern Greenwood County farming community of Madison, with free hot dogs and soda pop, and a free afternoon swim at the City Park.
Highlight of the diligently coordinated activities will be free programs presented by Bob Robison on the history of Madison. They’re set for Friday, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., at the Sauder Center, according to DeWitt.
The Madison Historical Society plans to have the Depot Museum open Friday and Sunday afternoons, and most of Saturday. An art and seashells exhibit will be open at the Madison Public Library, Friday afternoon, and all day Saturday.
Classic cars from many miles around are expected for the Cruise Night beginning at 6 o’clock, Friday, with a hamburger feed and ice cream social, followed by an outdoor movie.
A five-K run is scheduled at 8 o’clock, Saturday morning, June 13, with a Chris Cakes “all you can eat pancakes” breakfast from 8 to 10, and a three-on-three basketball tournament, beginning at 9 o’clock, DeWitt noted. A crafts show will be open throughout the day.
There will be a Saturday Kid Fest featuring a fishing derby, petting zoo, inflatables, dunk tank, Olympics, turtle races and more.
Noon hour will offer a variety of lunch options, sponsored as fundraisers for different groups, with a four-on-four coed sand volleyball tournament getting underway at 1 o’clock.
Most anticipated affair at Madison Days is the parade, open to the public with entries anticipated from a large area, getting underway at 4 o’clock, followed by a most entertaining show presented by the Drum Line.
A mechanical bucking bull is to be in operation during the evening, with drawings for special prizes to be conducted at 6:30. A beer garden is scheduled during a street dance featuring Parker Sayler and The Chasers, with fireworks set to climax the evening.
The Madison Days Golf Tournament is Sunday morning, June 14, with Community Church Services, sponsored by the Madison Ministerial Alliance, open to the public at 11 o’clock.
“Make sure to bring your lawn chairs for the movie on Friday, and for the dance on Saturday,” DeWitt reminded.
Information is available at www.madisondays.org.