UW Marching Band to Perform at St. John’s Picnic in Princeton | New

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Princeton will celebrate its 117th picnic on Sunday, Aug. 21, picking up where it left off last year.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band was scheduled to perform last year but had to pull out due to COVID-19. This year he is expected to return and bring even more members with him. The band will perform at 1 p.m. People should therefore bring lawn chairs or blankets and join in the fun.

St. John’s has a full list of events planned for all ages. Individuals can start a week earlier by checking out items that are on sale Saturday, August 13 at noon.

There are $25 to $50 gift cards for area businesses like Amish Country Store (Princeton), Kim’s She Shed (Montello), Silvercryst (Wautoma); tickets to Shamba Safari (Neshkoro), tubing/kayak at The Ice Bowl (Princeton), Christmas wreath making workshop, golf at Sondalle White Lake (Montello), Waushara Country Club (Wautoma), Lake WI Country Club (Merrimac) ; pheasant hunting-Lone Oak Pheasant Preserve (Montello); items such as a Brother sewing machine, a Harry Potter special edition hardcover collection, a duck skiff and other sporting equipment; and then there are the trips.

The Sunday picnic kicks off at 9 a.m. as registrations for the car show begin to roll in. Cornhole tournament teams arrive at 10 a.m. for registration and games begin at 10:30 a.m. for the 32-team double-elimination tournament.

A chicken dinner will also be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., while other participants can eat lighter with a brat, hamburger or hot dog.

Visitors can stroll through the car show to view vintage models or play a range of games from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. visiting the surprise package, Plinko, Hoopla, ring toss, dice, pick a sucker.

In addition, individuals can try their luck at the Lucky 7 table, drawbars, 50/50 draw, basket draw and grand draw. The grand draw includes a John Deere Gator for the grand prize, a washer/dryer for runner-up, $1,000 for runner-up and 90 other prizes.

Attendees can sit back and relax with a drink and be entertained from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while listening to Tuba Dan and watching Dizzy D Clown balloon creations while you visit with friends and enjoy the day.

The picnic will end from 2 p.m. with the announcement of the winners of the basket, the highest online bidders and will end with the big draw.

To view and bid on the online auction, register for the Cornhole Tournament or for more information, visit the St. John’s website at stjohnprince.org and click on the ‘Picnic’ tab.

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