New Boston Fish Fry -- Aug. 26-28

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

New Boston will be celebrating its 90th annual Fish Fry on Saturday, Aug 27, with a full weekend of events planned including a Friday night weiner roast and movie, all day activities on Saturday and a Sunday calendar featuring an antique tractor pull and pork chop dinner.

The first New Boston Fish Fry was held in August, 1921, when the farmers of Bay Island district joined the town’s merchants to host the event. A flood that previous spring had brought everyone from town and country together to help sandbag and patrol the levees.

The Fish Fry celebration originated as a thank you to the town that worked tirelessly to help protect Bay Island and it remains an annual tradition.

Activities include:

 * Friday, Aug 26: Weenie Roast at 6 p.m. and Movie in the Park at 8 p.m.  

sponsored by the City of New Boston.

* Saturday, Aug 27: Car/Motorcycle Show: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Registration 9 a.m. through 4 p.m., $10 entry fee; Crafter/Vendors: 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Parade at 11 a.m. - Theme is "The Good Ole Days." The parade line up is at 10:15 a.m. at the Methodist Church; Princess/Queen Pageant & announcements follow the parade at Fish Fry Park; Amusement Rides: following the parade until 7 p.m. Wristbands are $8 in advance available at The Barn, Deeter's Tavern & Miller Time/wristbands are $10 on Aug 27.

Fish/Chicken dinners at the fish shack: Noon - 7 p.m. Advance tickets - $9 (please see a Princess/Queen Candidate) or $10 at the door.

Other activities include an all day cake walk and sand volleyball starting at noon. There is a $10 registration fee for volleyball (registration is 10 a.m. to noon). Horseshoes starts at 1 p.m. (registration begins at noon), and kids games start at 1 p.m. including money in the hay and more, kid's karaoke (following kid's games).

In addition there is a fireman's shoot at 4 p.m. and Crossroads will entertain from 4 - 8 p.m., a golf cart rodeo, and a frog jump at Deeter's Tavern following the evening fireworks which take place near the cemetery.

WRMJ will be announcing the day's events

Sunday, Aug. 29: an antique tractor pull takes place at noon, with registration at 11 a.m. The craft and vendors will be set up on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at noon the Methodist church members will be serving a butterfly pork chop dinner from noon to 5 p.m. at the Fish Fry Shack.

Any questions on the following topics include: Car/Motorcycle Show information - Michelle @ 309-587-8235 or email: charliejr@frontiernet.net;

Crafter/Vendor information: Ralyn Speerly Schraceo Home/Office: 217-492-1163, Cell: 309-371-6843 or e-mail: customerservice@undertherainbow.us

Princess/Queen Pageant information: Lucinda Pucket 309-587-8357;

Parade/Kid's Games Information: Cheryl Long 309-587-8212;