The O-W Lions hosted another successful Withee Days on June 17-19. The weekend of fun began on Friday with a Co-Ed softball games which competed throughout the weekend, Bingo was played in the Alpha Holm Pavillion and local band Exit Stage Left played under clear skies.
Saturday brought more fun and food. The O-W FFA put on a pancake breakfast which one organizer said “served about 300 people.” The House of Friends afterschool program held a Fun Run/Walk and all were delighted with the sun and mild temperatures. Games for the day included extra large yard games, swing ride, mini golf, and a bean bag tournament. The Withee Library joined in the celebration with a book sale and hosted Thorp author Sylvia Oberle. Saturday night concluded with music by Marshall Star Band and crowning the O-W Ambassador Amaya Goessl.
For those who wished to rise and shine and give God their glory, glory, a community worship service was held lead by Pastor Asafa from the United Church of Christ and Pastor Elizabeth from ONE in Christ Parish. The O-W-C Fire Department served charcoal chicken dinners from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Holy Rosary Parish Council Women offered fair-goers pie and ice cream for dessert.
Phil Greschner and Tonya Ovyn warmed up the crowd with local trivia before the parade and emceed as 17 registered floats made their way down Division Street. The Cynor Classics Polka Band kept toes tapping that afternoon, playing from 3-6 p.m. The final big event of the weekend was the announcement of the raffle ticket winners. The O-W Lions and all those involved happily put Withee Days 2022 to bed for the year and were able to rest after a busy weekend.
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