Various activities are planned for Mercer Community Homecoming next weekend.
The “Don’t Stop Believin” themed event will begin in Mercer the evening of September 3rd with a cake stand at 6 o’clock. Activities will include Boston Boswell and a cornhole tournament at 7 o’clock as well as the DDR Band at 7:30 and 9 o’clock.
Activities for September 4th will include a vendor fair starting at 9 o’clock in the morning, quilt registration at the Baptist Church from 3 to 7 o’clock, a kiddie parade at 6:15 that evening, a Parent Teacher Organization dunk tank from 6:30 to 8:30, and the Hired Gun Band at 7 o’clock and 9:30.
For September 5th, there will be a country store and car show beginning at 8 o’clock that morning, a quilt show at the Baptist Church and a vendor fair starting at 9 o’clock, a baby show at 9:30, children’s games at 10 o’clock, a pedal tractor pull at 11 o’clock, and a parade at 1:30 that afternoon. Other activities scheduled for September 5th include pig wrestling at 2:30, a cornhole tournament at 5 o’clock in the evening, cake and ice cream at the Methodist Church at 6 o’clock, a Redneck Olympic Game at 7 o’clock, the PTO dunk tank from 7:30 to 8:30, and the Riverside Band at 8 o’clock and 10:30.
Kenny’s Funland Carnival will be at Mercer Community Homecoming September 3rd through 5th. Armbands purchased at the event will be $20 each.
Area merchants donated prizes for raffle drawings each night. Raffle tickets can be purchased from committee members or Mercer merchants for $1 each or $5 for six. Winning tickets each night will go back into the pot for the grand prize drawing the night of September 5th. Grand prizes include a Blackstone Grill, a kayak, a $500 gift certificate to a local furniture store, a quarter beef from Elsworth Farms, and a rifle from Dack Outdoors.
The event will conclude September 6th with an ATV race at noon and community church with the Mercer County Ministerial Alliance at 6:30 that evening.