The Backus American Legion, Sons of the Legion and Auxiliary are sponsoring several events in conjunction with the community’s annual Corn Fest Aug. 7-9th
The post will kick off the weekend with a giant meat raffle at 5:30 p.m. Friday, 12. p.m. Five packages will be awarded each of 7 rounds for a $1 ticket.
Saturday, Aug. 13, there will be horseshoe and bean bag tournaments at 2 p.m. with 100 percent paybacks plus cash supplements for prizes. Sign-up for the tournaments begin at 1 pm. Horseshoe entries are $10 a person with drawings for partners. Bean bag entries are $10 for a two-person team.
The annual post reception for visiting veterans units participating in the Corn Fest Parade will begin at 2:15 pm, followed by a luncheon at 3:30 pm.
Saturday Legion events conclude with free customer and cash drawings at 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 14, the Frankie Lamb Band returns to the Legion from 2-6 p.m., playing classic country and pop, old time and swing. Featuring 29 prizes, the Auxiliary Corn Fest Raffle drawings will take place at 3 and 4 pm. Winners will be posted in the clubrooms and on the website backuslegion.com
. Tickets are available at the Legion and from Auxiliary members.
Also Sunday, the monthly Auxiliary breakfast will be served from 7:30-11:30 a.m. It includes a choice of French toast or pancakes, fried or scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, juice and coffee for $7 for adults and $4 for children under 7. Proceeds go toward active duty troop, veterans, community and other Auxiliary programs.
The main community Corn Fest events are on Saturday and include a parade at 2 p.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat corn feed at the Fire Hall at 4 p.m. featuring corn-on-the-cob and lots of fixings. There are kids games, a craft and vendor market, beer garden, street dance, fireworks at dusk and more.