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26th annual Tonganoxie Days festival coming June 10, 11

Ninie-year-old Samantha Angell and her sister Sydney Angell, 7, try to stay dry by squeezing under the counter of a vending stand as a light rain fell in downtown Tonganoxie. Heavy rains that started about 9 a.m. Saturday drastically reduced attendance at the annual event and made many vendors head home before the sun made an appearance in mid-afternoon. For more Tonganoxie Days pictures, see the photo gallery at right.

Ninie-year-old Samantha Angell and her sister Sydney Angell, 7, try to stay dry by squeezing under the counter of a vending stand as a light rain fell in downtown Tonganoxie. Heavy rains that started about 9 a.m. Saturday drastically reduced attendance at the annual event and made many vendors head home before the sun made an appearance in mid-afternoon. For more Tonganoxie Days pictures, see the photo gallery at right.

June 1, 2011

Tonganoxie Days returns for another year June 10 and 11 in Tonganoxie.

This, the 26th anniversary of the summer festival, will start with the Leavenworth County State Championship Barbecue Cook-off on Friday, June 10, at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

On Saturday, June 11, the day kicks off with vendors setting up booths at 6 a.m. and the Friends of the Library 10K/5K Run and 5K Fun Walk at 7:30 a.m.

Other scheduled activities at Tonganoxie Days:

• Car and truck show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at VFW Park.

• Vendors, children’s games and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Sunflower Scavenger Hunt, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Words from Mayor Jason Ward, 9-9:15 a.m.

• Stranger Creek Band, 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Fourth and Bury

• Cath Hunt/Jump Band, 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Fourth and Main

• Country Legends 106.9 remote broadcast, 10 a.m.-noon

• Jami Amber Lynne, country, contemporary, gospel singer, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Fourth and Bury

• Magic by Bob Phillips

• Wild Women of the Frontier, mingling with the crowd, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Black Tuxedos Band, instrumental progressive rock, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Flag Day Salute at VFW Park, noon

• Barbecue judging begins at fairgrounds, noon

• Graves Talent dancers, 1:15-2:30 p.m., Fourth and Bury

• The Swingin’ BeBops, oldies music, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fourth and Main

• Mike Warehime, solo country singer-songwriter, 2:30-4 p.m., Fourth and Bury

• Tonganoxie VFW Car Show cruise through downtown, 6 p.m.

• Bingo Night at Sacred Heart Parish Center with food being served starting at 5:45 p.m. and bingo at 6:30 p.m.

• Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. at Chieftain Park

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