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Winfield’s Crooked Creek Days brings new activities this weekend

Aug 02, 2018

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News


WINFIELD — Sink or swim at Crooked Creek Days this weekend in Winfield.

For weeks, residents have been building their cardboard boats — a staple of Crooked Creek Days — to set them afloat at Twin Lakes Golf Course and Country Club on Friday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. The four-person or big boat race will be last.

Activities continue from there throughout Saturday, Aug. 4, and concluding Sunday, Aug. 5, with a fireworks show at dusk.

“Fireworks put the cherry on top,” Crooked Creek Days committee member Jessica Haines said.

Following the Cardboard Boat Regatta Friday, people can dance the night away at the family-friendly street dance at Twin Lakes Country Club at 8:30 p.m.

A pancake breakfast Saturday, at 7 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church will revive the party and give sustenance to runners and walkers who sign up for the Crooked Creek Days 5k Fun Run at 7:30 a.m.

Parade registration will be at Beck’s Seed Saturday at 8 a.m.

The famed drawing for Button Door Prizes begin at 9 a.m. every hour until 4 p.m.

Festivities continue all day Saturday, with a parade at 10 a.m., the craftiest chair contest, food vendors and kids’ games. Kids activities include tug of war at noon, a bags tournament at 1:30 p.m. and a water balloon toss at 2 p.m. The Bill Riley talent show begins at 5 p.m. on the main stage.

“I worked at a school, and the kids said other than the carnival there wasn’t a lot to do,” Haines said. “We put our heads together and came up with a few activities in town on Main Street.”

A silent auction will go throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. A live auction and prize drawings will be at 6:30 p.m. At that time, the float contest winner will be announced.

Saturday’s festivities will conclude with an adult street dance and live band Stumptown at 9 p.m. compliments of The Welcome Inn.

Sunday will cap off the weekend with a Crooked Creek Days Car Show from 8 to 11 a.m., a church service at The Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m., and horseshoe tournaments, a carnival and water fights at noon.

Planning for Crooked Creek Days is a yearlong effort. After the weekend wrapped up in 2017, the committee took only a few weeks off before convening again to plan 2018 Crooked Creek Days.

Haines, who has lived in Winfield with her husband for 12 years, can’t believe how much it has grown. “Since it’s gotten bigger, people have just gotten more and more excited about it,” she said.

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