Archive for Friday, May 29, 1998


May 29, 1998


The 13th annual Tonganoxie Days, featuring food, car and motorcycle shows, a dance and a circus, will be held June 12-13.

``People can basically just come out and have a good time,'' said Connie Torneden, event chair.

Events on June 12 will include performances by the Allen Brothers Circus at 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.

The Leavenworth County State Championship Barbecue cook-off also will begin June 12 at the fairgrounds. Judging in the barbecue contest will begin at noon June 13. Winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m.

Other events June 13 will be held in the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of Fourth Street downtown. They will include:

  • 10 a.m., a children's pet parade.
  • 11 a.m., Alan McFarlane dulcimer performance.
  • 11 a.m., children's games begin.
  • 1 p.m. judging begins for motorcycle show.

A car show also will be held at the VFW park. Winners of the show will be announced at 4 p.m.

A street dance will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 13 at the park.

A shuttle bus will be available to take visitors from the park to downtown and the fairgrounds, Torneden said.

A complete schedule of Tonganoxie Days events should be available at First State Bank and Trust, Evans Real Estate and East Side Auto Parts.

For more information call (785) 845-2500.

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