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99th annual Ada Farmers and Merchants Picnic this weekend

This weekend marks the 99th annual Farmers and Merchants Picnic in Ada. The Ada Farmers and Merchants Picnic Association sponsor the Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11 event.

All events are held in the Park District of Liberty Township (formerly War Memorial Park).
The schedule follows:
Friday
5:30 p.m. - Sign ups -golf cart pull
6 p.m. - Golf car pull begins
7 p.m. - Food on grounds
7 p.m. - 11 p.m. First Due Band
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - OWHA horse show contest class, halter class, performance class
9:30 a.m. - Parade - West Lincoln St. Pharmacy Building
Chair- Missy Bunge
10:30 a.m. - Welcome flag raising
Bernie Mackey, president
Dave Ratter, mayor
Tony Wolke, president, park board
Crowning of Little Princess and Prince
Chair - Holly Simon
Noon - Hourly door prizes - Bernie Mackey
Casino wheel and tips
Noon - Cornhole tournament
1 p.m.
o Chair saw carving exhibit
o Stock tractors, 4 x 4 pickup trucks and stock semi (over the road
o Iraqi War loving statue
o Stilt walker
o Strolling musician
o Merchant's tent
o Hardin County Restorers
o $1 swimming
o Bingo 1 to 5 p.m.
o 4-H animal petting zoo
2 p.m.
o Bessie Bingo 4-H kids
o Grease pig contest
7 p.m.
o Hot street stock semi, hot farm tractors, pro farm tractors, altered street gas or diesel 4 x 4 pickups
7 to 11 p.m. - Brother Believe Me Band
8:30 -10:30 p.m. - Teen dance, Ada pool
Main Stage Entertainment
11:30 a.m. - Pedal tractor pull
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Jericho Road
1:30-2 p.m. - Ada High School Cheerleaders
2-4 p.m. - HepCat Revival
4-5 p.m. - Zumba fit demonstration
5-7 p.m. - TG Rivers - Hypnotic Visions
7 p.m. Drawings for:
1st - $650 in gift cards
2nd - Jumpp Start Box
3rd - $300 meat package
4th - Harley gift card
5th - $200 Community Market gift card
6th - $100 Marathon gas car
7th - Buckeye Charter bus trip to Hollywood Casino, Toledo
8th - Ada school sports pass
9th - 2012 Ada F & M cornhole board

Food
Amish pies, chicken barbecue, caramel apples, sugar pop corn, hamburgers, candy, Pepsi products, ice cream, hot dogs, snow cones, brats, popcorn, chicken-n-noodles, corn on the cob

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