More celebrating — Salem's Old Settlers marks 130th anniversary this weekend
SALEM — All of the excitement in Henry County this weekend won’t be confined to Mt. Pleasant’s festivities — Salem Old Settlers 130th celebration will also be held Friday through Sunday.
Friday kicks off the events with the country school reunion at 3 p.m. in the library. From 5 to 8 p.m. is a car show and a carnival from 5 to 10 p.m.
A ham and bean supper will be served at the Salem Shelter House beginning at 5:30 p.m.and there will be free entertainment in the park from 6 to 9 p.m.
On Saturday there will be a pancake breakfast at the Salem Community Center at 6 a.m. and a kids’ fun run at 7:30 a.m. followed by the adult fun run at 8 a.m.
The Old Settlers parade will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by a horseshoe tournament for adults.
The carnival will continue on Saturday, running from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sweet Mimi the clown will entertain from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a pedal pull on the north side of the park. There will also be a quilt show from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library.
To celebrate this year being the 130-year anniversary of Salem Old Settlers, there will be a surprise at 1:30 p.m. in the park.
After the pedal pull, there will be a water fight as well as recognitions and announcements at 3 p.m.
A chicken dinner will be served at the Salem Shelter House at 5:30 p.m. and Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50s will perform in the park at 6 p.m.
The evening will end with a teen dance at the basketball court from 9 to 11 p.m.
The weekend celebration concludes with a church service in the park on Sunday at 10 a.m.