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  117th Annual Old Settlers - August 13-15, 2004

  Old Settlers celebration in Halstead, Kansas.  

For more information about Halstead's Old Settlers Celebration, or to offer your help or suggestions, contact:

Old Settlers Committee
P.O. Box 99
Halstead, KS 67056

2004 Halstead Old Settlers Committee Members

Committee Chair
Carrie Bridges

Kathy Wingert

Becky Becker

Bryce Beckett

Michelle Hawkins

Alan Weber


Welcome to the 117th Annual Old Settlers Celebration Held August 13-15 2004! 2004 Halstead 117th Annual Old Settlers Celebration LogoOld Settlers Buttons are available at Halstead merchants for just $3 before Old Settlers and at the Old Settlers booth during the annual celebration. An Old Settlers Button is needed for many events and entitles the bearer entry into drawings, games, a free barbecue dinner on Saturday, and to attend all tournaments, dances and more! (Some Old Settlers events may have an extra charge.) For more information contact Old Settlers Committee Chairperson Carrie Bridges by phone at 316-835-2261.

117th Old Settlers Celebration Schedule of Events

Friday, August 13, 2004

8 AM Carnival

8:30-11:00 AM Fishing Derby (Sponsored by Rizza Retail Liquor)

10:00-12:00 Kiddie Games in Scout Park (Sponsored by Halstead Health & Rehab)

10:00-12:00 Roll Over & Car Seat Demonstration in Scout Park (Sponsored by Kansas Highway Patrol)

11:00 AM Pedal Tractor Pull in Scout Park (Sponsored by Charlsen Agency)

12:00 Noon Mega Melt Down Begins (Sponsored by U.S. Water News)

TBA Soccer Tournament at Kansas Learning Center for Health

5:00 PM United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social in Scout Park

5:00 PM Boy Scout's Hamburger Stand Opens in Scout Park

6:00 PM Mega Melt Down Deadline for Entries at U.S. Water News

6:00 PM Softball Tournament Begins

6:00 PM Awards at Scout Park (Good Neighbor, Harold Rea, Lifetime Achievement, King & Queen, Essay Contest Winners)

7:00 PM The Great Race Begins on North Main Street starting with Anvil Shoot

7:30-9:00 PM Lions Club Bingo (Location TBA)

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Street Dance with Absolute Sound in Downtown Halstead


Saturday, August 14, 2004

6:30 AM Fun Run Registration at 1st & Main

7:30 AM 2-Mile and 5K Walk and Run Begin

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Fly-In at Halstead Airport in Memory of the late Bob Hall

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM Fly-In Breakfast

8:00 AM Carnival Continues

8:00 AM Softball Tournament Continues

TBA Soccer Tournament Continues

8:00 AM Sand Castle Demonstration Begins in Scout Park

8:15 AM Registration Begins on West 6th for Grand Parade

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Rod Run Registration in Scout Park

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Rod Run in Scout Park

9:00 AM Kiddie Parade Entries Judges at Fifth and Main (Sponsored by Designs by John)

9:30 AM Kiddie Parade Begins

10:00 AM Grand Parade Begins

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Boy Scout's Hamburger Stand Open in Scout Park

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Petting Zoo (Location TBA)

11:00 AM Food Vendors

11:00 AM Craft Vendors

11:30 AM Pet Show (Location TBA)

12:00 Noon Lions Club Bingo (Location TBA)

12:00 Noon - 6 PM Free Swim at Halstead City Pool (Must Have Button)

12:30 PM Horse Shoe Tournament Registration Begins in Riverside Park

1:00 PM Horse Shoe Tournament in Riverside Park

1:00 PM Turtle Races (Location TBA) (Sponsored by The Blue Frog Cafe)

1:00 - 4:00 PM Silent Auction Begins (Location TBA)

5:00 - 6:30 PM BBQ Dinner in Scout Park (Must Have Button)

5:00 - 6:30 PM Ice Cream Social in Scout Park

5:00 PM Entertainment

5:30 PM HHS Cheerleaders & Dance Squad in Scout Park

6:30 PM Old Settlers Button Grand Prize Drawing & Parade Awards in Scout Park

9:45 PM Torch Run Begins at 5th & Main

10:00 PM Fireworks West of Ball Diamond


Sunday, August 15, 2004

7:00 AM Registration for 3-Person Scramble Golf Tournament at Wedgewood Golf Course

8:00 AM Golf Tournament Begins (Sponsored by Halstead Chamber of Commerce)

8:00 AM Carnival Continues

8:00 AM Soccer Tournament Continues

8:00 AM Softball Tournament Continues

TBA Soccer Tournament Continues

9 AM - 12:30 PM Weigh-In for Antique Tractor Pull (Location TBA)

1:00 PM Antique Tractor Pull Begins