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Backus Cornfest

This year’s parade theme is “Dreams come true under the red, white and blue.” Following is the schedule
of events: Friday, Aug. 13
► 5 p.m.: Backus all school reunion and guided upstairs tours at Foothills Christian Academy.
► 5:30 p.m.: Free will dinner with all donations going toward future reunions.
► 6:30-10:30 p.m.: Cornfest food booth opens on Front Street.
► 7 p.m.: Imaginick at the school.
► 7-11 p.m.: Annual street dance and beer garden at Willards with the Wayne Renn Band.
► 9:15 p.m.: Memorial lantern launch in the Foothills Christian Academy parking lot.
Saturday, Aug. 14
► 7:30 a.m.: Register for the 5K run in front of Foothills Christian Academy.
► 8 a.m.: 5K run in front of Foothills Christian Academy.
► 8-11 a.m.: Kids Fishing Tournament at Rocky Dock.
► 8 a.m.: Rolls, sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches with coffee at the senior center.
► 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Guided upstairs tours at Foothills Christian Academy.
► 9 a.m.-noon: Damascus way motorcycle kids games and rides.
► 11 a.m.: Treasure map games at the trailside pavilion.
► 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Lunch at the Backus Fire Hall.
► Noon: Sign up starts for horseshoes and bean bag tournaments at the Backus American Legion.
► Noon: Games, relay race for children, money scramble, cake walk, corn eating contest and more.
► Noon-6 p.m.: Dunk tank.
► 1 p.m.: Horseshoe and bean bag tournaments start at the Backus American Legion.
► 2 p.m.: Cornfest parade begins.
► 3 p.m.: Bingo at the senior center.
► 3 p.m.: Lunch at the Backus American Legion for attending post color guards.
► 4-7 p.m.: Adult fishing bowl tournament begins.
► 5 p.m.: Battle of the Bands at Foothills Christian Academy.
► 5 p.m.: Meat raffle on Front Street.
► 6:30 p.m.: Meat raffle at the Backus American Legion.
► 7-11 p.m.: Street dance and beer garden open at Willards with music by the Zakk Grandahl Band.
► Dusk: Fireworks.
► Midnight: 50/50 raffle ends.
Sunday, Aug. 15
► 8 a.m-4 p.m.: Vendor and craft fair begins.
► 10 a.m.: Church service on Front Street followed by the Nazarene Church kids’ bouncy house, hot dogs
and chips.
► Noon: 50/50 raffle drawing at Willards.
► Noon: Registration for the truck and motorcycle show at Foothills Christian Academy.
► 1 p.m.: Corn cookoff and meat raffle at Willards.
► 1-5 p.m.: Truck and motorcycle show at Foothills Christian Academy.
► 2-5 p.m.: Dance with Frankie Lamb Band at the Legion