Sportsmen's Club gets El Paso Days salute
EL PASO—Because El Paso Days is largely about enjoying the great outdoors, this year’s tribute to an organization devoted to conservation and wildlife is particularly appropriate.
The 27th annual celebration Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18, will honor the Eau Galle-Rush River Sportsmen’s Club. The majority of the activities lined up for the big event will happen outside, including golf, a pony pull, tractor cade, walk, car show, horseshoe tourney, horse pull, bean bag throw, kids’ games, cow race, parade, greased pig contest and even a worship service.
So the public is invited to get out there beginning with the 10th annual El Paso Community Club Crisis Fund Golf Tournament the prior Tuesday, Aug. 13. The action occurs at the Spring Valley Golf Course, where registration is scheduled at noon and a shotgun start will be at 2:30 p.m.
“Hole in One” prizes provided by Quinn Motors are a new vehicle on one of the holes and a Caribbean cruise on another hole. The four-person scramble offers team prizes of $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. All proceeds go back to the community.
After the tourney, the El Paso Bar and Grill will host a supper and silent auction, with many door prizes to be given. Contact Dar Traynor for supper reservations. People don’t need to be golfers to attend.
For those more inclined to be indoors, the Joe Janisch Memorial Euchre Tournament will be played in the upstairs of the El Paso Bar and Grill the prior Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. Contact Mark Raleigh for more information.
Friday, Aug. 16
Weekend festivities get underway Friday, Aug. 16, at Adolph’s Log Cabin, where there will be a pony pull from 5-9 p.m.
Then, it’s music by P&S “We Love You” Karaoke in the upstairs of the El Paso Bar and Grill from 9:30 p.m. Friday-1:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.
Saturday, Aug. 17
The way to start the day Saturday, Aug. 17, is at The Millie Christopherson/Ivo Schlegl Memorial Breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. in the upstairs of the El Paso Bar and Grill. Proceeds will go to the El Paso Community Crisis Fund. The menu will feature scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, pure maple syrup, toast, orange juice, milk and coffee.
At 8:30 a.m., registration for the “Great Walk for Life Cancer Walk” is to be conducted in front of the El Paso Bar and Grill. Walkers head out at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Renee Tatzel.
Another registration will be at 9 a.m. for the annual Tractor Cade, across from Adolph’s Log Cabin. The tractors will set out at 10 a.m. They’ll travel the surrounding countryside at a speed of 10 miles per hour and return around 2:30 p.m. Afterward, they’ll be displayed across from Adolph’s until 5 p.m. Contact Mike Shields for more information.
The third annual Car Show will be a shine-and-show attraction from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. across from Adolph’s Log Cabin Bar. Dash plaques, door prizes and music are promised. The entry fee is $5 and all proceeds go to the El Paso Crisis Fund.
Next is the Lawrence N. Paasch Memorial Horseshoe Tournament at 10 a.m. at the El Paso Bar and Grill. The team entry fee will be $10. For more information, contact Phil Huggett.
High noon is the time for an Old Fashioned Horse Pull, including powder puff, at Adolph’s Log Cabin. The pull is presented by the Midwest Farmers Horse Pulling Association. Contact Adolph Johnson for more information.
Following the pull, fest goers can listen to the music of “Over ‘50s Band” outside of Adolph’s.
A Bean Bag Tournament will be played at the El Paso Bar and Grill at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $10 and there will be a 100 percent payback. For more information, contact Phil Huggett.
More live music will be available from 2-6 p.m. when “Skipping Stones” Band entertains outside of the El Paso Bar and Grill.
Children’s games will be located near Adolph’s Log Cabin Bar from 3-4 p.m. Meantime, the adults can participate in games of bingo at the El Paso Bar and Grill from 3-6 p.m. Contact Dick DeCosta for more information.
At 6 p.m., the fourth annual Cow Race will be staged on the river. Numbered cows are available at the El Paso Bar and Grill. Prizes of $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place will be awarded.
“Barstool Cowboys” will present live music from 9:30 p.m. Saturday-1:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the El Paso Bar and Grill.
Sunday, Aug. 18
Opening the final day will be the Randy Christopherson Memorial Horseshoe Tournament at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. The draw-your-partner action will be at the El Paso Bar and Grill. An entry fee of $10 per team is charged. For more information, contact Phil Huggett.
An Ecumenical Worship Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery at 11:45 a.m. Music will be provided by “Round 2” The morning offering is designated for the St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs.
Marshals for the Grand Parade at 2 p.m. are Arby and Lin Linder of the Eau Galle-Rush River Sportsmen’s Club. The El Paso Marching Band will take part in the march. Contact Barb Anderson or Larry Traynor to be in the parade.
Immediately after the parade’s conclusion, El Paso Days raffle tickets and numbered button drawings are slated. Buttons, tickets, hats and shirts can be obtained from the El Paso Bar and Grill, Adolph’s Log Cabin Bar or any El Paso Community Club member.
Live music by “Bear Creek Band” will be heard in front of the El Paso Bar and Grill from 4-8 p.m.
At 5 p.m., a Greased Pig Contest is a highlight at Adolph’s Log Cabin Bar. Three classes are designated for ages 5-7, 8-9 and 10-12.