79th Egg Days in Winlock this weekend

Stephen Floyd


79th Egg Days in Winlock this weekend

The award-winning Egg Day Carriage carries Egg Day Queen Nikisha Silvestre and her court during last year's parade. The new court is expected to be announced during a coronation ceremony at Winlock Middle School Friday at 7 p.m.

Winlock will be celebrating its 79th Egg Days festival this weekend with a packed list of family-friendly activities for area residents to enjoy.

With the theme this year of "Eggs-perience Winlock," many of the floats and events will center around showcasing all this small, rural community has to offer.

Grand Marshals this year are Lions Club volunteers Jeanie Emmenegger and Viola Chickese, who both state they are excited for the festival to come.

Friday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Winlock Timberland Library's annual Used Book Sale at 300 NE First St.

Noon - Judging for Battle of the Barrels throughout Downtown Winlock.

7 to 9 p.m. - Coronation of Egg Day Royalty at Winlock Middle School (241 N Military Rd.)

9 p.m. to close - Live DJ at Frank's Bar & Grill (108 E Walnut St.). Available to those 21 and older. No cover charge.

Saturday

7 to 10 a.m. - All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Olequa Senior Center (119 SW Kerron Ave.) Includes sausage and eggs (single servings). Cost is $6 per person. Proceeds benefit Senior Center activities.

8 a.m. - Registration begins for Winlock Custom Car Show in Downtown Winlock. Cost is $10 per entry and open to cars, trucks and bikes. For information contact Angela Tover at (360) 270-3726 or amtover@gmail.com.

8 to 9:45 a.m. - Parade check-in along SE First St.

8:30 a.m. - Check-in begins for 5K Scrambled Egg Family Friendly Fun Run at Winlock High School (241 N Military Rd.). First 100 to register receive free t-shirt, water and wrist band. Registration fee is $20 per person or $50 per family (immediate family only, please) with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit athletic programs for the Winlock School District. To register beforehand or for more information, call the district office at (360) 785-3582.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Winlock Timberland Library's annual Used Book Sale at 300 NE First St.

9 a.m. - Pre-parade royalty reception at Inspirations Hair Salon (205 NE Front St.) Refreshments will be available, while winning posters from grade schoolers will be on display.

10 a.m. - Judging of parade entries along SE First St.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Winlock Historical Museum open at 400 NE First St. Come see all the unique exhibits on display telling the story of the city's history. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/pages/Winlock-Historical-Museum.

11 a.m. - Parade begins in Downtown Winlock.

After the parade - Free egg salad sandwiches (while they last) at Winlock Miller Elementary School cafeteria (405 NW Benton Ave.).

Noon to 2 p.m. - Desserts by-the-slice at Olequa Senior Center (119 SW Kerron Ave.) Order yours a la mode or with whipped cream. Prices will vary.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Mr. Twister balloon artist at Winlock Miller Elementary School cafeteria (405 NW Benton Ave.).

12:30 p.m. - Parade trophy presentations at Winlock Community Building (607 NW Kerron St.). An Egg Day Button ($1) gets you in.

1 to 5 p.m. - Renegade Rooster Historical Collection open for tours at 558 Rhoades Rd. For more information, including scheduling a tour at other times, call (360) 785-4433 or visit www.renegaderooster.com.

1:15 to 2 p.m. - Magician Jeff Evans to perform at Winlock Community Building (607 NW Kerron St.). An Egg Day Button ($1) gets you in.

1:30 p.m. - Sign-up begins for 18-and-older softball tournament at Winolequa Park (end of Rhoades Rd. N). Registration is $5 per person with the tournament to begin at 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit local youth softball teams.

2 p.m. - Old Fashioned Cake Walk at Winlock Miller Elementary School (405 NW Benton Ave.) hosted by the Egg Day Court and Winlock Lioness Club. Just $0.25 per chance to win a prize.

2:30 p.m. - Mexico Within the Heart dance group to perform at Winlock Community Building (607 NW Kerron St.). An Egg Day Button ($1) gets you in.

3 p.m. - Rio Fiddle Players to perform at Winlock Community Building (607 NW Kerron St.). An Egg Day Button ($1) gets you in.

7 to 10 p.m. - Live DJ and dancing at Taylor's Landing (109 Walnut St.) featuring music from the '50s and '60s. This is a family-friendly, alcohol-free environment. Those who bring their own disks can sing karaoke, too.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. - Street Dance at The Club Tavern (318 NE First St.). Available to those 21 and older. Live entertainment, including Backfire Band.