Moran Day celebrates its 67th year Festival kicks off fun on Saturday



September 18, 2013 - 12:00 AM

The 67th annual Moran Day celebration kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday and will continue at 9 a.m. Sunday with a golf tournament.
The theme this year is “A Nation of Neighbors, 1881-2013.” The Moran Day Committee has  packed Saturday with fun events.
A swap meet will start bright and early at 7 a.m. in the old gym of the high school. The Marmaton Valley High School Family, Career and Community and Future Business leaders of America are sponsoring the bake sale and special breakfast fare, biscuits and gravy.
Parade float registration starts at 10:30, with them lining up at the high school parking lot. Floats may be signed up on Saturday.
Parade spectators should find a good viewing spot well ahead of its 11 o’clock start. The first prize float will win $100, second $75 and third will take home $50. All that meet parade guidelines will receive $25. Immediately following the parade, lunch will be served at the Legion Hall.
Free trolley rides also will follow the parade. The trolley will be a part of the parade and will load spectators at the park. Riders will learn about historic Moran buildings from Donna Houser.
Houser said the tours will be 35 to 40 minutes long and will be given until 3 p.m. Trolley rides are sponsored by Personal Service Insurance, Pump N’ Pete’s and Emprise Bank.
A tractor pull will occur at the west end of the park from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bourbon County Tractor Pulling Association is sponsor.
Kids will find plenty to do with inflatables available from noon to 5 p.m. and a variety of kids games, which will start at 1 p.m.
Merchant and grand prize drawings start at 3 p.m., with signups at the library and after the parade at the park.
A crowd favorite, the bean feed and corn bread sale is sponsored by Emprise Bank, Ferrellgas and Marmaton Valley FCCLA.
Hannah Hoffman will host the 6 p.m. talent show, starting at 6 p.m. Participants will have a chance to win $100, $75 or $50. The show is open to all talent, and all ages, Hoffman said. The show is at the Moran Senior Citizens Center.
On Sunday the three-person golf tournament and three person scramble will start at 9 a.m. at the Cedarbrook Golf Course, Iola. Entry fee is $75 per team for 18 holes.
For more information contact Debbie Jones, Moran Day committee chairperson, at 620-237-4494 or

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