81st Homecoming kicks off on Thursday


Staff Report



Ashwhyn Petersen, left, and his brother, Travis Petersen, went to the Farmers’ Market to get some decorations attached to their bicycles. They are ready to go for the Kids’ Parade on Thursday night for Wauseon Homecoming. They are sons of Kelly Petersen.


Carla and Jay Reber had their daughters, Liz and Alexis Reber, uptown Saturday morning to get their bicycles decorated for the Kids’ Parade. There was a booth at the Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Wauseon Downtown Association.


The 81st annual Wauseon Homecoming kicks off this Thursday in downtown Wauseon. The three-day event will be filled with activities for both young and old.

Homecoming begins on Thursday at 5 p.m. when the Kids Zone opens. Also at 5 p.m., the sale of pork chop sandwiches and brats will begin on the courthouse lawn.

The Kids Parade will begin at 6 p.m., with the line up at the south end of the midway at 5:15 p.m. Last Saturday, kids got some help decorating their entries at the Farmers’ Market.

The annual Queens Pageant will begin at 8 p.m. For more information on this year’s queen candidates, see page 4.

On Friday, the Kids Zone again opens at 5 p.m. Battle of the Bands will take place on the main stage beginning at 7 p.m. A teen dance also starts at 7 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m.

A full day of activities are planned for Homecoming on Saturday. The Grand Parade will begin at 11 a.m. It will start at the corner of Leggett and Fulton streets and travel north on Fulton Street before turning east on Elm Street.

A chicken barbecue dinner is planned for the courthouse lawn for both dine in and carry out. Kids Zone is open from 2-9 p.m. on Saturday.

The Homecoming Car Show begins at 1 p.m. with registration at 11 a.m. The Homecoming Junior Miss Pageant starts on hour later at 2 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Wally and the Beavs will perform from 8-11 p.m. on the Main Stage.

The grand prize drawing is slated for midnight. Prizes include $10,000, a custom golf cart, a 50-inch flat screen television, a Weber gas grill, a laptop and and Fulton County Fair Prize package.

Visit www.wauseonhomecoming.com for more information.

Ashwhyn Petersen, left, and his brother, Travis Petersen, went to the Farmers’ Market to get some decorations attached to their bicycles. They are ready to go for the Kids’ Parade on Thursday night for Wauseon Homecoming. They are sons of Kelly Petersen.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2015/07/web1_Boys-bikes.jpgAshwhyn Petersen, left, and his brother, Travis Petersen, went to the Farmers’ Market to get some decorations attached to their bicycles. They are ready to go for the Kids’ Parade on Thursday night for Wauseon Homecoming. They are sons of Kelly Petersen.

Carla and Jay Reber had their daughters, Liz and Alexis Reber, uptown Saturday morning to get their bicycles decorated for the Kids’ Parade. There was a booth at the Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Wauseon Downtown Association.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2015/07/web1_Girls-bikes.jpgCarla and Jay Reber had their daughters, Liz and Alexis Reber, uptown Saturday morning to get their bicycles decorated for the Kids’ Parade. There was a booth at the Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the Wauseon Downtown Association.

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