Fun, food planned for Birmingham Homecoming
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Homecoming is set June 7-9 in City Park.
The Birmingham Lions Club will kick off the annual festivities with a tenderloin supper at 5 p.m. June 7. The prince and princess contest and a cakewalk are planned that evening.
June 8 will begin with a biscuits and gravy breakfast served by the Lions at 7 a.m. in the shelter house. A lunch will be served by Birmingham United Methodist Church in the shelter house at midday.
Both a car show and a tractor show, with free registration, are planned. The parade is set for 11 a.m., with lineup at city hall. The Birmingham American Legion will serve as the grand marshal. The theme is “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.”
Entries for the baking contest are due by 10:30 a.m. in the Log Cabin. Judging is at 1 p.m., and the auction is at 1:30 or 2 p.m. Youth ages 12 and younger can enter the cookies category. Adults can enter the cake, pies, bread, cookies and rolls categories.
Many activities are planned for children: water fights, a bounce house, face painting, barrel train rides and a pedal-tractor pull, with sign up at 3 p.m. and the pull at 3:30 p.m.
June 8 will wrap up with a pork chop supper served by the Birmingham firemen in the shelter house and a pie and ice-cream social served by the Renegade 4-H Club. The program, with music by Stan Knipfer and Jim Settles, will be from 6-8 p.m.
The Lions will serve a breakfast buffet from 7-9 a.m. June 9. A countywide church service is set for 10 a.m., followed by a noon potluck lunch at the shelter house. Meat and drink will be furnished, but everyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own table service.
For information, call Harry Anderson at 319-498-4201 or Tiffany Warner at 919-1568.