Alexander's 76th Annual Old Settlers Day Celebration Begins This Thursday

Alexander's 76th Annual Old Settlers Day is set to take place Sept. 2-4. The town of Alexander has a large array of activities for everyone to participate in.

Starting on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m., there will be a bonfire across from the Alexander park.

On Friday, Sept. 3, there will be a chili cook-off on Main Street, 1-7 p.m., soapbox derby (for ages 7-18) is scheduled at 6 p.m. The derby will have prize money/trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. For more information on the derby call 701-651-7518. From 9 p.m.-1 a.m. there will be music performed by Josh Kehr at Wild Flour Café & Bakery parking lot.

On Saturday, Sept. 4, parade registration will be from 8-10:15 a.m. with the parade starting at 11 a.m.

Kristin Fixen and Trudi Skedsvold put on the parade every year for Old Settlers. Trudi said, "We love seeing everyone come from all over to be in the parade. One of my most favorite things is seeing people come out to Main Street and watch it."

On Saturday, there will also be a barbecue and family program in the park at 1 p.m. A senior citizen social will be held at the Alexander School from 1:30 p.m.-midnight (use south entrance). A horseshoe tournament will be held at the burn pit lot east of the park starting at 2 p.m. (registration will be at 1 p.m.).

A new event for this year is the hillbilly race. This new event features teams of three building a crazy hillbilly creation on wheels to race down Main Street starting at 3 p.m. For more information on this call 701-651-7518.

On Saturday, there will be a pie-eating contest at 5 p.m. and a street dance starting at 9 p.m. on Main Street, music performed by the Relics. There will also be vendors and craft booths in the park throughout the day.

This year's honorees will be Ed and Mary Rettig; two long time community members of Alexander and former owners of the gas station in Alexander.

Trudi said, "Ed and Mary have been a staple in the community for as long as I can remember. They are the nicest and most amazing people; we are so happy to honor them this year."


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