Alexander gears up for its 77th Old Settlers' Day
By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer
As Autumn approaches, the time has come for the 77th annual Old Settlers’ Day celebration in Alexander. It’s a celebration that promises a weekend full of food, fun, family reunions and new memories.
Old Settlers’ Day began 77 years ago, when a man by the name of Len Burns decided the community needed a fall celebration and donated the meat for the first picnic. And this year’s celebration will run from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, Sept. 3.
Festivities will kick off on Thursday with a bonfire at 7 p.m. Each year the bonfire is held to kick off the event and prepare for the annual roast beef feed that is held at noon on Saturday for those who come hungry.
Friday’s festivities begin with the Long X Wagon Train rolling into town at 9 a.m. and a Redneck Olympics that will simultaneously kick off and go into noon.