Re-enactment is highlight of 145th annual Adams-Brown County Old Settlers

Posted: Aug. 5, 2013 8:20 am Updated: Aug. 26, 2013 9:15 am

CLAYTON, Ill. -- The 145th annual Adams-Brown County Old Settlers event will have Abraham Lincoln and John Wood as guests.

The event will be Friday through Sunday with most event at the ballpark off U.S. 24 on the east edge of Clayton.

Quincy attorney Jack Inghram as Lincoln and retired teacher Warren Speckhart as John Wood will be on stage at 7 p.m. Saturday night as part of the evening program. Joining the two re-enactors will be a man dressed as a U.S. marshal from the 1860s era, a Union soldier re-enactor and maybe a Confederate soldier, according to one of the organizers of this year's event, John Brady.

In addition to activities at the ballpark, arts and crafts vendors and displays will be featured in the uptown park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the event.

Those who attend the Friday and Saturday night programs are advised to bring lawn chairs.

There is no admission fee, although there are individual entry fees for the sand volleyball tournament and both tractor pulls.

Highlights include:

Friday: Fish and ham supper, 5 to 8 p.m., $8 adult; $4 child ages 7 to 12; Little Mr. and Miss, 6 p.m.; talent show, 7 p.m.

Saturday: Sand volleyball tournament with $100 entry fee, 9 a.m.; uptown parade including classic cars, 10 a.m.; antique tractor pull with $10 entry fee and 11 weight classes, 11 a.m.; kids games at ball diamond, 1 p.m.; greased pig contest, 3 p.m.; chicken and ham supper, $8 adult, $4 child 7-12, 5 to 8 p.m.; baby contest, 6 p.m.; Abraham Lincoln and John Wood program, 7 p.m.; Crazy Horse band, 8 to 11 p.m.

Sunday: Pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 to 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; UPA tractor pull, noon.


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