Festivals & Fun
PB&J kicks off May 26
The Peanut Butter and Jam Festivals kick off in May and continue every Friday until near the start of school, with two exceptions when other festivals are occurring.
The PB&J festivals, co-hosted by the Highland Chamber of Commerce and city of Highland, run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the downtown Square. There is free entertainment, popcorn, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Or, you can purchase one of your favorites from the various vendors. It’s a great way to spend your lunch hour.
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The Peanut Butter and Jam Festival will take a one-week break June 10 when the summer festival season kicks into high gear with Highland’s annual homecoming, the Schweizerfest. The festival also takes a break on July 29 for the Madison County Fair.
This year’s entertainment lineup is:
▪ May 26: George Portz
▪ June 2: Harvey the Juggler / Paint the Town Purple
▪ June 16: Kevin Heim / Paint the Town Purple
▪ June 23: Circus Kaput-The Wonder Brothers
▪ June 30: Serengeti Steve
▪ July 7: The Watershed Band
▪ July 14: US Air Force Band-Roots in Blue
▪ July 21: Vintage Jam
▪ Aug. 4: Babaloo
Youth Fishing Derby registering anglers
The Highland Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Youth Fishing Derby for children ages 5 to 15 on from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at Hunsche Harbor Pond, located in front of the Korte Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded in each age division for the first fish, longest fish, and greatest number of fish. Participants must provide their own rod, reel, bait, bucket, and any other items that will make your catch a success. Jerry’s Bait and Tackle is sponsoring the prizes for this event. The event is free for Highland residents, and cost is $10 for non-residents. Registration is due by May 31. Call 618-651-1386.
Relay For Life team plans dinner/dance
The “Oldies but Goodies” Relay for Life Team is hosting a fun-packed evening Friday, June 2 at Diamond Mineral Springs in Grantfork. The evening begins with a delicious buffet dinner at 6 p.m., followed by good old rock and roll music from 7 to 10 p.m. by the “MO Pleasure Band,” a well-known band in the area.
Tickets are $50 each. Call Paula at 618-654-3647, Kathy at 618-654-4259, Sharon at 618-654-0008, Gaye at 618-410-7879 or Brenda at 618-651-4177 for tickets or for more information. All proceeds will benefit Highland’s Relay for Life which will be held June 24 at Glik Park.
Garden Club to learn about dragonflies
“Dragonflies 101” will be presented by Joe and Pat Roti Roti at the May 25 meeting of the Highland Garden Club. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Korte Recreation Center. Guests are welcome. For more information, call club president Kay Gaines at 618-654-5987.
VFW Auxiliary to host party
The Highland VFW Post 5694 Auxiliary will host a card party at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 at the post home, 1900 VFW Road. Admission is $1. Pinochle, euchre and bunco will be played. Hot sandwiches and homemade pies and cake will be available.
Faith Countryside Homes invites all seniors 60 and over to join them for their fun, food and companionship community meal program. Meals are served Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, in the Countryside Community Center, 1331 26th St. Reservations for the upcoming week should be made by 1 p.m. this Friday. Call 651-3293. The cost is $3.50 per person.
Monday, May 29: Taco salad, Spanish rice, corn salad, ice cream.
Tuesday, May 30: Vegetable lasagna, Italian tossed salad, cinnamon baked apples.
Wednesday, May 31: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered corn, iced oatmeal cake.