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Calumet Quasquicentennial Celebration this Saturday

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pictured is a classic street scene of downtown Calumet from years ago and incidentally the location of this Saturday's Street Dance featuring the best- known Midwestern band, The Rumbles. Photo contributed
Street Dance to feature 'The Rumbles'

This Saturday will be very busy day in Calumet. For over a year the Calumet Quasquicentennial Committee has be active in bringing top entertainment and great activities to celebrate the town's 125 anniversary.

It all begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Calumet Fire Station with a Pancake Breakfast that will last until 10:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m. the Calumet 125 Quasquicentennial Parade will take place. No pre-registration required all participants are asked to line up on South Bunce Ave. Also beginning at 11 a.m. will be Zion UCC Ladies Luncheon and will last until 2 p.m.

Two of the All Day activities will be the Calumet Museum held at the Bank Building and the Zion UCC Quilt Show at the church. Participants in the Quilt Show are asked to bring their quilts in by 9:30 a.m. and to have them picked up by 4:30 p.m.

At 1 p.m. there will be a Historic Tour of Calumet and the tour will begin at the Calumet Post Office.

From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be several activities at the Calumet City Park, which will have a concession stand available.

Activities at the park include a Horseshoe Tournament at 1:30 p.m., Kids' Games at 2 p.m., Cow Chip Bingo at 2:30 p.m., and Special Guitar Music provided by the one and only legendary Mike Hoover.

At 5 p.m. the Quasquicentennial Celebration really gets cooking with the Calumet Firemen's Hog Roast and Beer Garden. Also beginning at 5 p.m. will be the Calumet All-School Reunion Social Hour with the All-School Reunion Dinner being held at Donna's Bar.

From 8 p.m. to midnight the Calumet Quasquicentennial Street Dance will happen. This will be a very special event featuring The Rumbles.

This street dance will be part of The Rumbles Final Tour. After five decades of traveling all over the Midwest entertaining generations of loyal fans at over seven thousand performances, The Rumbles have announced that 2012 will be the beginning of their final tour. This tour will be dedicated to the generations of great fans that have supported The Rumbles over the years and they invites everyone to come out and be part of Midwest History.

The Calumet Quasquicentennial Celebration will also have a Fireworks Show at 10 p.m. so bring your lawn chairs for this very special event.

All proceeds from the Quasquicentennial Celebration go toward a new fire station for the City of Calumet.

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