Activities galore at 2023 Iroquois Sports Day
IROQUOIS — Beautiful weather and lots of outdoor fun happened over the past weekend in Iroquois at its annual Sports Day event.
Fourteen teams played bean bags Friday evening. Winners of the event were Lonnie Geiman and Josh Schuller.
Many community members attended the picnic in the park.
After the parade on Saturday, every child attending had a full bag of candy. Parade entry winners were first place, the Mud Volleyball float, second, the Class of 2003, and third, Trinity United Methodist Church.
Ramie Coughlin was selected Volunteer of the Year for 2023, because of her many hours in planning, setting up, and working events in the community. The Chop Stop was selected as Business of the Year. Jim Hulbert of BASEC presented the Iroquois Area Community Club with grant money. The group plans to purchase trees to plant at the park.
Ramie Coughlin was named Volunteer of the Year for 2023.
Seven volleyball teams took to the mud for the second annual Mud Volleyball Tournament. The Sharks won first place, their team consisting of Logan Peskey, Toby Arbeiter, Reilyn Zavesky, Kera Dubro, Faith Steffensen and Bryn Huber.
The JO’s took second place, with team members Jack Pedersen, Bubba Peterson, Tommy Martin, Stefanie Arbeiter, Stacy Elliott and Amanda Peterson.
Saturday’s bean bag tournaments were won by Lonnie Geiman and Josh Schuller. Mike Arbeiter and Clint Biever earned second place, and third place went to Mike and Tyson Ruth.
Kids, young and old, enjoyed watching and touching the Bramble Park Zoo reptiles and exotic animals in their exhibit. Several bouncy houses, mud tug-of-war, and the balloon guy, AKA Jeff Emmert, kept the kids busy.
A Bramble Park Zoo employee holds a snake for a child to see.
Nineteen cars were part of the Car Show. People’s Choice awards went to John Rounds, first place with his 1932 Ford Coupe, second place to Ron and Marilee Rounds with their 1955 Chevy Belair convertible, and third place to Paul Olson with his 1972 Chevy Nova SS.
The class of 1973 held its reunion at Bensley-Rounds Legion Hall Saturday afternoon. A grand fireworks display took place at Woodall City Park to end the day.