Highland News Leader

St. Jacob & Marine News for the week of June 22

Marine Homecoming is June 24-25

The annual Marine Homecoming will be held on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at Marine City Park. There will be a parade both nights. The parade on Friday will begin at 7 p.m., and the parade on Saturday will start at 6 p.m. The band on Friday night will be Blacktop Boulevard and the band on Saturday will be Agent 99.

St. Jacob Homecoming is July 14-16

St. Jacob Homecoming will kick off this year with a Family Night on Thursday, July 14. There will be a carnival ride special from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday night only, where two people ride for the price of one. There will be no alcohol sales during Family Night.

There will be parades on both Friday and Saturday night. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and will start at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a new route for this year’s parade. The parade begin at the park and will go down West Main to N. Douglas St., then turn onto W. 5th Street, before turning onto Olyvia Drive and ending back at the park. There will be prizes given for the best parade entries — $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Parade winners will be announced Saturday evening.

Rides and food stands will open at 5 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday. (No outside coolers or beverages will be permitted.)

There will also be live music on Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Blacktop Boulevard will play on Friday, and Cold Shot will perform on Saturday.

The fourth annual bags tournament will also be held on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. You can pre-register your two-person team by July 2 for $30 (includes a coolie). All teams that register after July 2, including the day of the tournament, will pay $40. The tournament location will be in the open lot on the north side of Village Hall. Beer will be for sale during the tournament. (No outside coolers). Cash prizes will be awarded — $200 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third.

For more information, visit troymaryvillecoc.com, stjacobil.com or call the village of St. Jacob at 644-5666.

Marine Library Board to meet

The next Marine Library Board meeting will be July 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marine Library. The public is invited.

Volunteers needed for hot air balloon event

The “Hot Air Balloons Over Marine” Committee of the Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help with the many children’s activities and operations of this grass roots event. To volunteer, contact Bill Weder at 887-2008 or (618) 530-5809.

St. Jacob UCC events

Next Sunday: Sunday School and Worship at St. John 8:45 a.m.

Worship at St. Jacob 10:15 a.m.

Open House in Heritage Hall from 2 – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, June 29: A A 8 p.m. in St. Jacob

Sunday, July 3: Sunday School and Worship with Communion at St. John 8:45 a.m.

Worship with Communion at St. Jacob 10:15 a.m.

Holey Sunday at St. Jacob

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