50th Dexter BBQ set for Saturday
published on 07/05/2011
Kids games start at 11 a.m. and will include turtle races, parent/child leapfrog, an egg toss and many others.
“I was born and raised in Dexter and these are the games they’ve been doing since I was little,” said Dena Artherton, Dexter Civic Club secretary.
The Dexter High School basketball team will be putting on a fun run, the volleyball team will sponsor a volleyball tournament and the cheerleaders are sponsoring a water slide and water games to keep everyone cool before the parade begins at 2 p.m.
There will also be events to appeal to teens and young adults, with “Minute to Win It” contests and karaoke to begin at 3.
Artherton said the civic club will begin cooking the BBQ Saturday morning and continue all day long until it is sliced and served there at 5 p.m. Corn on the cob and baked beans cooked in a big kettle used only for the annual BBQ will also be served. The watermelon feed begins at 6 and will be sponsored by RCB Bank.
Pies for the pie auction that begins at 6:30 will be made by members of the Dexter Outreach Church youth group, who will use the money made at the auction for mission trips.
A street dance will begin at 9 p.m. and feature music by David Oakleaf’s Open Road, a band from Howard. Oakleaf was recently on the CMT show “Can You Duet” and the band recently played at the Elk County Rodeo.
Special events this year will be horse and buggy rides that will take place during the meal and fireworks before the dance.
‘It’s a community event for Dexter, but we would love for people from other communities to come join us and celebrate our 50th anniversary,” said Artherton.