News from Dixon Telegraph
Depot Days steams back into Amboy
AMBOY – Depot Day returns this weekend, bringing loads of family fun – and cash, courtesy of the event’s ever-popular six-figure raffle. Among the highlights:
Carnival, 6 to 10 p.m. today, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Armbands are $20 each day. Also live music and garage sales throughout the weekend.
Saturday, kids can meet PJ Masks, Catboy, Spider-man, and Cinderella from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pankhurst Memorial Library. Free face painting, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Depot parking lot; parade at 3 p.m.
Sunday, it’s the Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 50-50 raffle winner will be announced at 3 p.m. Last year’s winner walked away with $110,885.
Go to depotdays.com for more information or a full schedule.
The last straw is
MOUNT MORRIS – The third annual U.S. National Straw Sculpting Competition wraps up with a grand finale weekend downtown.
The Barb City Stompers will bring swing jazz to the bandshell from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Saturday’s events include blacksmith demos, mechanical bull riding, round bale races, square dancing in the street, and food. The night wraps up with Lyle Grobe & the Rhythm Ramblers at the bandshell.
On Sunday, the village will celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial with historical hay wagon tours on Sunday.
Go to EncoreMtMorris.com, or find “Encore Mt. Morris” on Facebook for more information.
Farm fun for
STERLING – The 12th annual Farm Heritage Festival will be held at East Jordan Church, 22027 Polo Road, on Saturday.
The day beings with a farm breakfast, from 7 to 9 a.m. – scrambled eggs, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 13, and free those under 5. Live farm demonstrations run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and feature a threshing machine, a stationary baler, wagon lifts and elevators, an ensilage cutter, a blacksmith demo and more.
An activity center will let all ages try their hand at powering hand-cranked items such as a corn sheller or a rope maker, and for the kids: A bounce house and farm animal zoo.
Admission and parking are free.For information call Steve Venhuizen at 815-946-2513.
State 4-H dog show
at Granny Rose
DIXON – The state 4-H Dog Show, featuring more than 120 dogs and their owners from throughout Illinois, runs from 9 a.m. until 3 or 4 p.m. Saturday at the Granny Rose Animal Shelter’s K-9 Enrichment Center
The dogs’ ability to obey, and their owners’ ability to show them off, will be the focus of the show.
The day begins at 9 a.m. with Obedience Beginner Novice 1, for new handlers and inexperienced dogs; Beginner Novice 2, for experienced handlers with inexperienced dogs or experienced dogs with inexperienced handlers; and prenovice competitions. Upper-level obedience and showmanship classes begin at 1 p.m. and will run until 3 or 4 p.m.
Concessions will be sold. Admission is free to spectators.
Go to shawurl.com/39zv or call 815-288-7387 for more information.