Leon Fire Commissioners To Hold Picnic

The Leon Fire Company 1 fire commissioners, along with support from the Leon Fire Department, Leon Fire Department Auxiliary, Leon Town Board and the Leon Historical Society, will host the Leon Town Picnic on Saturday.

The festivities will begin at noon with sign-in and registration followed by a flagpole dedication at 12:30 p.m. and food at 1 p.m. Music from noon to 4 p.m. will be provided by Sally Marsh. Meat, drinks and paper products are provided, but fire district residents are asked to bring a dish to pass. There is no cost to attend.

Fred Milliman will discuss the historic Penny Royal race track; the Leon Historical Society will discuss Leon’s first settler, James Franklin. 2018 marks Franklin’s 200th year anniversary. Tina Scherman will be available with the story of Franklin’s journey complete with displays showcasing the Pioneer Life Program.

For the children there is a beautiful playground with basketball hoops, the opportunity to spray water from a real fire hose, a sawdust pile and rock decorating. For adults there is a Chinese auction, 50/50 giveaways, free blood pressure screening, horseshoes, hillbilly golf, corn hole and a time to share with neighbors.