Nokomis Sesquicentennial Celebration
Schedule of Events

July 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2006
Wednesday, July 5

             Dusk- Outdoor movie at Nokomis Memorial Park Soccer Fields-
                        
Madagascar will be the featured presentation
                        Photo history of the City of Nokomis will be shown prior to the movie
                        Concession stand will be available
                        Families are encouraged to come early and enjoy the evening free of charge.

Thursday, July 6 (Nokomis City Park) Kick Off Celebration

1:00 - 9:00 pm- Vendors and Crafters
                        Ministerial Alliance food tent and ice cream social

1:00 - 4:00 pm- Open House at Nokomis Post Office- special Sesquicentennial postmarks and cancellations

1:00 - 2:00 pm- Dedication of newly rebuilt pagoda with dignitaries, Rep. Gary Hannig and Sen. Deanna
                        Demuzio taking part with participation by the Nokomis Community Choir.

*Free birthday cake will be served in the food tent immediately following the dedication ceremony*

2:00 - 3:00 pm- Armand Tosetti and the Dukes of Swing band at pagoda

3:00 - 3:45 pm- Storyteller for children

3:45 - 4:15 pm- Old fashion games for children in park

3:45 - 4:15 pm- The Dukes of Swing to continue at pagoda

4:15 - 5:15 pm- Nokomis High School band at pagoda

5:30 - 6:00 pm- Barbershop Quartet, "Prairie Sounds" at pagoda

         6:00 pm- Entertainment by Jay LaLonde

7:00 - 9:00 pm- Decatur Park Singers

All Day- Downtown Nokomis and Library window displays of antiques


Friday, July 7 (Nokomis Memorial Park)

Noon - All day- Softball- Fast Pitch, Slow Pitch tournaments

3:00 - 9:00 pm- Vendors and Crafters
                        Montgomery County Fair Antiques Exhibit in Memorial Park House

4:00 - 5:00 pm- Nokomis Post Office booth- Sesquicentennial postmarks and cancellations

         4:00 pm- JoAnn Clarke- Singing His Praises

         5:30 pm- Kiddie Parade- begins at North Elementary School continuing to South Stage at Memorial Park

6:00 - 6:30 pm- Cutest Baby Contest- Memorial Park- South Stage- Omicron Delta Sorority

6:30 - 7:30 pm- Little Miss and Mister Nokomis- Memorial Park- South Stage- Nokomis Woman's Club

         7:35 pm- "The Farewell Drifters" from Nashville, TN- Memorial Park- South Stage

7:00-10:00 pm- Bingo

6:00 - Midnight- Beer Tent featuring "The Late Arrivals"

All Day- Downtown Nokomis and Library window displays of antiques


Saturday, July 8 (Nokomis Memorial Park)

Noon- All Day- Softball- Fast Pitch, Slow Pitch and Soccer Tourneys

8:30 - All Day- 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

3:00 - 9:00 pm- Vendors and Crafters
                        Montgomery County Fair Antiques Exhibit in Memorial Park House

4:00 - 5:00 pm- Entertainment by Jerry Dowding- Memorial Park- South Stage

         7:00 pm- Sesquicentennial Parade- "Proud Past- Bright Future" including Waterloo German Band

*Flip Flop Shop Tumblers in front of South Stage immediately following the parade*

         8:30 pm- "Elvis Himselvis"- Memorial Park- South Stage

8:30 - ???  pm- Helicopter rides sponsored by Nokomis-Witt Ambulance Service and ARCH Helicopter

         8:00 pm- Bingo

8:30-10:30 pm- Beer Tent- Butch Ramelow performance

All Day- Downtown Nokomis and Library window displays of antiques


Sunday, July 9 (Nokomis Memorial Park)

6:00-10:00 am- Rotary Breakfast at Rotary Pavilion

8:30-11:00 am- Registration for antique tractors and cars at North Pavilion

       10:00 am- All church service at pagoda in City Park sponsored by Nokomis Ministerial Alliance

3:00 - 9:00 pm- Vendors and Crafters

Noon - ??? pm- Antique Tractor Show
                        Antique Car "Cruise In"- lot north of Memorial Park Pool

3:30 - 5:00 pm- Best Beard Contest- Memorial Park- South Stage
                        "Fashions Through The Decades"- Memorial Park- South Stage

4:00 - 6:30 pm- Ozzie Pearl Square Dancers in Memorial Park House

5:30 - 6:00 pm- Barbershop Quartet, "Prairie Sounds"- Memorial Park- South Stage

6:00 - 7:00 pm- "Sisters" local singing duo (Christian, country and contemporary music)

7:00 - 9:00 pm- "The Music Men"- Memorial Park- South Stage

         8:00 pm- Sweepstakes Drawing- Memorial Park- South Stage

         9:00 pm (dusk) FIREWORKS FINALE

1:00 - Midnight- Beer Tent- Nokomis Fire Department Washer Tournament

         7:00 pm- Bingo

All Day- Downtown Nokomis and Library window displays of antiques

While you're in town, visit the Nokomis Memorabilia Museum located in the lobby of the Nokomis Savings
Bank- open daily 9 am - 4 pm.  There will be an open house hosted by the Nokomis Historical Society at
the museum on Saturday, July 8, 9 am - noon.  Refreshments will be served.

-- Bingo Every Evening -- Please, no coolers in park during Homecoming --

-- Carnival rides Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Last day to purchase reduced price tickets is Thursday,
July 6. Advanced tickets can be used at any time. Advance tickets are 30 tickets for $18.00. Otherwise
tickets are $1.75 per ticket. Family Pack of tickets can be purchased for the days of Homecoming for
$22.00 which includes 14 tickets. Advance carnival ride tickets are on sale now at local merchants.

-- Daily food service includes: St. Louis Catholic Church Food Stand, Lions BBQ Chicken Stand,
Lincolnland Holstein Association Ice Cream Bar & Milk Stand, Omicron Delta Food Stand and many,
many more!