Tonganoxie Days

  • When: Saturday, June 13, 2009, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Tonganoxie
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: Not available
  • Categories: Community

The 24th annual Tonganoxie Days will be held Friday and Saturday. Friday evening the festival kicks off with participants in the barbecue cook-off setting up at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Most festivities take place Saturday. Here is the schedule:
• 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Friends of the Library 10K/5K Run and Fun Walk. Begins at Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury streets.
• 9 a.m.-4 p.m., vendors in downtown Tonganoxie. Allan McFarlane, the roving minstrel, will be there during that time.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., car, truck and tractor show at VFW Park, 910 E. First St.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., quilt show and other activities at Tonganoxie Community Historic Site, 201 W. Washington St.
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kansas Miniature Horse Club Fun Show at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, 405 W. Fourth St.
• 9 a.m., Dennis Rogers, will perform Native American music and dance downtown.
• 10 a.m., Jami Amber, country music singer, will perform downtown.
• 11 a.m., solo guitarist Dennis Dlabal will perform downtown.
• Noon, Flag Day rifle salute at VFW Park.
• Noon, barbecue judging begins for barbecue cook-off at the fairgrounds.
• Piercing the Darkness Tour, a gospel music group, will perform downtown.
• Noon, Team Tongie picnic and silent auction at Tonganoxie High School’s Chieftain Remembrance Walk, 404 E. U.S. Highway 24-40, 910 E. First St. Tonganoxie High School graduate Danni Boatwright Wiegmann, who won “Survivor: Guatemala,” will be available for autographs, as will her husband, Casey Wiegmann, a former Kansas City Chief lineman who now plays football for the Denver Broncos. Some of the items for the silent auction include: a basketball signed by the 2008-09 Kansas University men’s basketball team and coach Bill Self, a football signed by the 2008 KU football team and coach Mark Mangino, and other signed items. Additional auction items will be available for bidding, such as tickets to Kansas City T-Bones and Kansas City Wizards games. Proceeds will benefit Team Tongie, which was established earlier this year as a way to raise funds that go toward helping people with incidental expenses that may arise from medical emergencies.
• 1:15 p.m., Graves Talent dancers will perform downtown.
• 2:30 p.m., Mike Warehime, solo country singer and songwriter, will perform downtown.
• 7 p.m., Bingo Night at Sacred Heart Parish Center. Food will be served starting at 5:45 p.m.
• 9 p.m., Fireworks at Chieftain Park.

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