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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Wheeling Homecoming this weekend; parade Monday

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  • The Wheeling community will celebrate its annual Homecoming this holiday weekend, Friday through Monday.
    Activities begin with a co-ed softball game and an all-school reunion on Saturday.
    On Sunday, there will be a church service in the park at 10 a.m., followed by a sausage and pancake brunch. From 6 until 10 p.m., the band "Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders" will present a concert.
    A full slate of activities will take place on Monday, with the traditional baby show, parade and dinner.
    The baby show is at 10 a.m. The Little Mister and Little Miss Contest will be for children ages 4 through 8. Little Mr. and Little Miss will ride in the parade. Candidates must have parents or grandparents residing in the Wheeling community. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. There is a $2 entry fee. (For more information, contact Rhonda Figg at 660-659-2372).
    The parade begins at 11:30 a.m., with registration at 10:30 a.m. The theme of this year's parade is "Home Sweet Home."
    Several booths will be set up throughout the park area. There will be an agriculture area, washers and volleyball games, bingo (starting at noon in the shelter house), cake walks (starting at 1:30 p.m.), and a concession stand. Young Country will perform at 2:30 p.m.
    The Federated Garden Club Yard winner will also be announced.
    Those planning to attend may want to bring their lawn chairs.
    Entries for the Wheeling Homecoming Agriculture Exhibits will be accepted between 8 and 10 a.m. Judging will be at 10 a.m., and will be for soybeans (three plants), corn (three ears of corn), horticulture (melons, tomatoes, etc.) A supreme champion will be selected in each division, and the winner will receive a plaque and prize money.

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