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Harrison Old Time Picnic this weekend

by MADISON HARDY
Staff Writer | July 22, 2021 1:00 AM

After canceling for the first time in over 60 years in 2020, the Harrison Old Time Picnic is back with three days of activities this weekend. 

Last year the annual event, held in Harrison since 1953, was canceled due to coronavirus concerns. This year with restrictions lifted, the traditional community celebration is ready for revival. 

Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, with a dinner at the Harrison Grange Hall, where the "King and Queen for the year" coronation occurs later in the evening. 

On Saturday, participants can spend the morning at the fishing derby from 9 to 11 a.m., then hit the Grange Market until 3 p.m.

Sunday's lineup includes:

• Breakfast in the city park from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

• Fun Run at 8:30 a.m.

• 10 a.m. Worship at the Harrison Community Baptist Church

• 10 a.m. the kiddie parade begins, followed by the main parade

• Lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

• From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., there's a baby crawling contest, foot races, penny scramble, sack races and the greased pole climb.

• The men's obstacle contest starts at 2 p.m.

• The women's nail driving contest begins at 2:45 p.m.