August 31, 2021

Alexander readies for 76th annual Old Settlers’ Day

Alexander readies for 76th annual Old Settlers’ Day

By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer

The long Labor Day weekend brings a long-running local celebration to the community of Alexander as they will be hosting their 76th annual Old Settlers’ Day celebration. The three-day event, which runs from Thursday, Sept. 2, through Saturday, Sept. 4, is honoring Ed and Mary Rettig this year, featuring events such as a chili cook-off, park barbecue, soapbox derby and street dance.
The three days of fun kick off on Thursday with a bonfire at 7 p.m.
Day two starts at 1 p.m. on Friday on Alexander’s Main Street with a chili cook-off until 7 p.m.
Friday’s activities continue on Main Street with a soapbox derby at 6 p.m., followed by a street dance at 9 p.m. with music by Josh Kehr.

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