Annual picnic celebrates family, friends & fun

Posted June 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

Bring a lawn chair, grab an umbrella, and plan to enjoy a day of fun and fellowship at the South Hand Old Settlers’ Picnic on Friday, June 21. The annual event is located south of Miller at Vis Grove, which is 17 miles south on SD Highway 45, six miles west and a quarter mile south. Come for the whole day, or stop for only a portion!

A special invitation is extended to the area’s “old settlers”! All settlers over age 65 receive free gate admission and special recognition during the program. 

Horse events will kick off the day at 10 a.m.

At noon, have your own picnic lunch, or lunch from the on-site concession stand. 

The parade will get underway at 1:30. This year’s theme is “Over the Rainbow.” All ages are encouraged to enter. Prizes will be awarded for best theme portrayal, most humorous and most original.

A program will be held after the parade, at which Old Settlers will be honored, and local talent will provide entertainment.

Then, it’s “turtle time.” The rumor mill says a few South Hand turtles have been training for the race for months! 

GreenLine Implement, Titan Machinery and Jim Moncur will once again sponsor the afternoon’s sanctioned Pedal Pull. The top three in each age group will be eligible for the state competition, and trophies will be awarded. Women, be prepared; there will also be a “Powder Puff” division. 

A variety of games and activities will keep kids–and kids-at-heart–entertained into the evening.

The day will conclude with a pork loin supper.