Wilson Chamber of Commerce presents

The 49th Annual

AFTER

HARVEST

CZECH

FESTIVAL

Watch Us Shine

In 2009

Grand Marshal-

Bill & Joyce Podlena

June 24 – 25, 2009

Wilson, KS

 

 

 

Czech Festival 2009

Hungry… Browsing…

DOWNTOWN ALS BAR & GRILL (No. 4 on map) Stop by Historic Wooden Water Tower next to Simple Haven B & B Grill open (No. 25 on map)

10 am – 9 pm Fri & Sat

Historic Main Street

MADE FROM SCRATCH RESTAURANT (No. 28 on map)

Open at 7:00 am – Have the Best Homemade Food Downstairs at the Opera House (No. 12 on map) will be Czech cookbooks,

Bierock, Kolaches, Kase Noodles, Pies, Ice Cream, art work, and kolaches for sale and arts & crafts upstairs.

Hamburgers and Lots More

Stop at the Arts & Crafts Show in the Lions Club Park (No. 5 on map)

SINCERELY YOURS (No. 23 on map) and view the handmade items.

Kolaches, Cinnamon Rolls, Hoska

Visit the Wilson Czech Opera Museum (No. 12 on map)

STOP 2 SHOP (No. 9 on map) Open 1 to 6 pm Friday and 11 am to 6 pm Saturday

Eat In or Carry Out – Hot Deli, Pizza, & Specialty Chicken

Order Just What You Want Old City Round Jail – behind Senior Center (No. 18 on map)

THE SNACK SHACK (No. 13 on map) NEW Playground and Spray Park (No. 16 on map)

Burgers, Shakes and everything in between

P CAT Thrift Store (No. 10 on map)

… Serving Saturday Only …

Visit the Chamber of Commerce office for

ST. WENCESLAUS PARISH (No. 29 on map) Souvenirs of Wilson (No. 1 on map)

Czech Style Buffet – Saturday Noon Only

Official Beer Garden 25th & Ave D (No. 20 on map)

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (No. 29 on map) Sponsored by Wilson Chamber of Commerce

5 to 7 pm – Fried Chicken Buffet at the Parish Hall Open Fri 5:00 – 6:30 pm and 8:00 – 10:00 pm

Sat after the parade – 5:00 pm

SENIOR CENTER (No. 19 on map)

Saturday only KRSL Russell Radio is the Official Czech Festival Radio Station

6 to 9 am – Breakfast Buffet

WILSON CZECH OPERA HOUSE (No. 12 on map)

Czech Meal- Saturday 11:00 am (Served Downstairs)

Visit the Museum – Proceeds Benefit Opera House

AMERICAN LEGION HALL POST #262 (No. 11 on map)

Saturday – 11:00 am to ?? BBQ Rib Dinner, Hot Dogs

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Live Music by Bob Boatright

 

Czech for Activities throughout the Festival in the Park!

FRIDAY July 24, 2009

2:30 pm-----ANNUAL STATE MEETING, KANSAS CZECHS, INC Bob Malir Opera House

Organized by interested Czechs in 1967 for the purpose of perpetuating Czech Culture in food, music, art and language.

4:00 – 8:00 pm - ARTS & CRAFTS Lions Club Park

5:00 – 10:00 pm – MOONWALKS FOR FUN Ave D

Sponsored by Deep Creek Construction LLC, Klassy Kuts, Sincerely Yours, & Wilson Family Foods

5:00 – 10:00 pm – BARREL RIDES FOR KIDS Sponsored by Wilson PRIDE Ave D

5:00 – 6:30 pm - DAVE SALMONS BAND OFFICIAL BEER GARDEN 25th and Ave D

Sponsored by Foster Mortuary, Klassy Kuts, & Wilson Communications

5:00 - 11:00 pm - OFFICIAL BEER GARDEN Ave D

6:00 - 6:55 pm – KRSL RUSSELL RADIO POLKA PARTY with Carol McKenna Lions Club Park

6:30 - 9:30 pm - SUMMER SLAM 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL Coordinated by Mike Spears & Dave Stoppel WHS Practice Gym

6:30 pm - FLAG RAISING CEREMONY by American Legion Post #262 Lions Club Park

7:00 - 8:00 pm – BAND / MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Lions Club Park

7:00 pm – ICE CREAM SOCIAL Homemade Ice Cream and Cakes Lions Club Park

Coordinators Wilson Lions Club, American Family Insurance & DeAnne Hoch

8:00 pm - CZECH DANCERS Sound by KRSL..… Coordinated by Shawn Hellebust & Melanie Passmore Lions Club Park

8:00 - 10:00 pm - DAVE SALMONS OFFICIAL BEER GARDEN 25th & Ave D

Sponsored by Foster Mortuary, Klassy Kuts, & Wilson Communications

9:00 pm -12:00 am - KARAOKE Downtown Als

SATURDAY July 25, 2009

All Day- MENS SOFTBALL POOL PLAY Coordinators – Joe & Corie Soukup and Travis Weinhold Jellison Park

8:00 am - CZECH RUN OR WALK (begin at City Hall) Coordinated by Tony Brokes 24th and Ave E

Sponsored by Golden Living Center- Wilson & Aegis Therapy (affliated with Golden Living Center- Wilson)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm - ARTS & CRAFT SHOW Lions Club Park

8:00 am - FLEA MARKET This event will continue throughout afternoon corner 27th and Ave D

8:30 - 9:30 am - LEGISLATIVE COFFEE & KOLACHES (FREE) Kolaches by Made From Scratch Senior Center

9:00 am - _______________________ In front of City Hall – Main Street

9:00 am - CZECH DANCERS Coordinated Melanie Passmore & Shawn Hellebust In front of bank parking lot- Main Street

9:15 am - TWIRLERS AND DANCERS Coordinated Melanie Passmore & Shawn Hellebust In front of bank parking lot- Main Street

10:00 am - PARADE – Theme “Watch Us Shine In 2009” Grand Marshal Bill & Joyce Podlena Ave E- Main Street

One of the Largest Small Town Parades in Kansas---Directors Jane Galliart & Jennifer Schoenhofer

Sponsored by Stop 2 Shop, Simple Haven B & B, Wilson Communications, Dr Dennis & Jennifer Kepka

FOLLOWING PARADE – 5:00 pm - DAVE SALMONS BAND Various sponsors Official Beer Garden 25th & Ave D

10:00 am – Mid-Day – DINNER Served in various locations around town (see opposite page)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm - COUNTRY STORE Sponsored by Altar Society Catholic Parish Hall

11:30 am - 4:30 pm - ARTS & CRAFTS INSIDE Opera House

11:30 am - 5:00 pm - PETTING ZOO Richard Wolfe, Russell KS Legion Park

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - STAMP CANCELLATION Designed by Eleanor Hunter & Gordon Mai / Coordinated by Joanne Borell Senior Center

12:00 - 1:00 pm - TURTLE RACES Bring your own turtle Coordinated by Sincerely Yours In front of Sincerely Yours- Main Street

12:00 - 5:00 pm - LEMONADE STAND & WATER GAMES Coordinated by Yoked Parish Youth Presbyterian Church

12:00 - 6:00 pm - MOONWALKS FOR FUN Sponsored by KC Enterprises Inc., Wilson State Bank & Foster Mortuary Ave D

12:00 - 5:00 pm - BARREL RIDES FOR KIDS Sponsored by Wilson PRIDE Ave D

12.00 - 3:00 pm - ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC TRACTOR SHOW Coordinated by Jim Patry & Gary Kraus North of Longfellow Corners

12:30 - 2:00 pm - CZECH EGG PAINTING DEMONSTRATION Christine Slechta Opera House

1:00 pm - ??? - CO-ED SAND VOLLEY BALL TOURNAMENT Coordinated by Rosemary Dietz Jellison Park

1:00 pm - ??? – SMOKY HILL MUD RUN- CMBA Coordinated & Sponsored by Napanee Powell & Shelly Whitmer 2 miles West of Wilson on Hwy 40

1:00 - 3:00 pm - LIVE MUSIC BY BOB BOATRIGHT American Legion Hall

1:00 - 3:00 pm - ARTS & CRAFTS Demonstrations Kansas Originals Market

1:00 pm - TRACTOR PULL (PEDAL PULL) FOR CHILDREN North of Longfellow Corners

Sponsored by AGCO Inc- Russell, Dorrance & Susank, Carrico Implement, KanEquip Inc, Reliant Roofing LLC, & World Pest

1:30 pm - 2009 WILSON OLYMPICS Coordinated by Russ Koeningsman, Travis & Tonya Weinhold North of Longfellow Corners

2:00 pm - BINGO Knights of Columbus Catholic Parish Center

2:00 pm - WATERMELON EATING CONTEST Coordinated by ______________________ Beer Garden 25th & Ave D

3:00 pm - CZECH QUEEN PAGENT Coordinated by Lynn Kasper Opera House

3:00 – 6:00 pm – RECKLESS REBELLION UNPLUGGED BAND Downtown Als

4:00 pm - OPEN HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT Sponsored by Alan Reeves and Dr. Dennis & Jennifer Kepka Jellison Park

4:00 pm - POLKA MASS Dave Salmons Band St. Wenceslaus Church

5:00 - 7:00 pm - CHICKEN DINNER Knights of Columbus Catholic Parish Hall

6:00 - 9:00 pm - SHAWN COLE BAND Downtown Als

7:00 pm – WATCH ‘EM SHINE HOME TALENT SHOW Coordinated by Wilson State Bank employees Lions Club Park

Sound by Florian Audio-Visual ………… Sponsored by Wilson Communications

8:00 - 12:00 pm - FREELANCE BAND Sponsored by Reliant Roofing LLC & the Wilson Chamber of Commerce Opera House

8:30 - 11:30 pm - TEEN DANCE Stop 2 Shop Parking Lot

8:30 - 11:30 pm - DANCE WITH DAVE SALMONS BAND Sponsored by Wilson Chamber of Commerce Catholic Parish Hall

9:00 pm -1:30 am - RUSSELL LEE LOVENSTEIN & REVELRY BAND Downtown Als

10:45 pm - RAFFLE DRAWING- Need not be present to win Catholic Parish Hall

Prizes- Beef Bundle (provided by Wilson Family Foods),

Chamber bucks, and a Flat Screen HDTV -- Call the Chamber office for tickets anytime before the festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Map Locations

1. Wilson Chamber of Commerce 11. American Legion Hall 21. Children’s Games & Tractor Pull

2. Parade Assembly Area 12. Opera House & Museum 22. Legion Park

3. City Hall 13. The Snack Shack 23. Sincerely Yours

4. Downtown Als 14. Unloading Area (Parade) 24. Playground & Spray Park

5. Lions Club Park- Arts & Crafts 15. Parade Information Center 25. Historic Wooden Water Tower

6. A & B Information Booths 16. Longfellows Corner 26. WHS Practice Gym

7. Flea Market 17. Jellison Ballpark 27. Presbyterian Church

8. Midland Hotel 18. Old Jail 28. Made From Scratch

9. Stop 2 Shop 19. Senior Center 29. Catholic Church & Parish Center

10. P CAT Thrift Store 20. Official Beer Garden 30. RV Park

31. Wilson Wine & Spirits

Wilson Chamber of Commerce Restroom Locations

Hwy 40 and Ave E Catholic Parish Center – Opera House PO Box 328 Wilson, KS 67490 Lions Club Park – Jellison Park

785-658-2211 & Throughout area

 

 

 











Wilson Chamber of Commerce
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2407 Avenue E / P. O. Box 328
Wilson, KS 67490

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