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70th Annual Pioneer Day schedule set

The 70th Annual Pioneer Day will be held on Saturday, May 1, in Melbourne. The theme for this year is, “Izard County: a great place to hang your hat.” The Pioneer Day 5K Run/Walk Race will begin on Saturday at 7 a.m., with age divisions available for all. The registration form is available HERE.

The main parade line-up will begin at 10:15 a.m. at Truck Country and start at 11 a.m., heading toward the court square. The kiddie parade will begin earlier at 10:15 a.m. There will be concession stands set up around the court square.

The annual kiddie games will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and terrapin races will start at 2 p.m., on the old revenue department lawn. There will also be a baggo tournament, gospel singing, a car show, a burnout contest, and court square singing and dancing.

The annual rodeo will be held at the Izard County Fairgrounds on Lacrosse Road, on Friday, beginning at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m., with adult tickets being $8, and children get in for $4. This year’s rodeo will feature pro-rodeo clown, Ron “ICE MAN” Hunter. The full schedule is as follows:

Friday, April 30

6:30 p.m. – Gospel Singing, John Miller Auditorium, Ozarka College

8 p.m. – Rodeo, Izard County Fairgrounds

Saturday, May 1

7 a.m. – 5K Registration, Courthouse Annex Building

8 a.m. – 5K Race Begins, Court Square

9 a.m. – Diamond Age Registration, Court Square

                  Music, Court Square Bandstand

9:30 a.m. – Kiddie Parade Line-up, Miller’s Supermarket lot

10 a.m. – Main Parade Line-up, Truck Country

10:15 a.m. – Kiddie Parade, Court Square

11 a.m. – Main Parade, Truck Country

12 p.m. – Music, Court Square Bandstand

1 p.m. – Awards Presentation, Court Square Bandstand

                  Baggo/Cornhole Tournament, Court Square

                  Tommy Willhite Memorial Car Show, Corner Drug lot

                  Burnout Contest, Izard County Fairgrounds

1 to 3 p.m. – Kiddie Games, Old Revenue Dept. lawn

1:15 p.m. – Music, Court Square Bandstand

2 p.m. – Terrapin Race, Old Revenue Dept. lawn

6 p.m. – Rodeo, Izard County Fairgrounds

6:30 p.m. – Homecoming Gospel Program, John E. Miller 

                  Auditorium at Ozarka College, free admission

8:30 p.m. – True Country Street Dance, Court Square

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