ICYMI: Whitelaw to hold 61st Old Home Day Aug. 3

The Whitelaw Old Home Day welcomes back Karl and Maurita Smith as the judges of the Homemade Hat Contest, which will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 3, with sign-ups starting at 4 p.m.

Their company, That ‘Lil Hat, has won numerous awards at The Saratoga Race Course, including first place this year in the “Fashionably Saratoga” division and first and second place in 2018 for the “Fashionably Saratoga” division, as well.

Maurita is from England near Birmingham and Karl grew up locally in Clockville; they reside in Fort Johnson.

Let your imagination run wild and create this year’s winner for the contest. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place in the adult and for children under 14 division.

Events will be held at 8665 N. Main St., Canastota, four miles north of the village “Come Gather” is this year’s theme.

Free admission and entertainment include:

1 p.m.: Parade (call Claude at 315.416.1185 for entries)

2 p.m.: Frog jumping and watermelon seed-spitting contests

2 to 5 p.m.: “Rewind”

2 to 6 p.m.: Bouncy house and Little Red Wagon rides

3 to 6 p.m.: Bach-Dunbar chicken barbecue

5 p.m.: Homemade hat contest

6 to 7 p.m.: Live auction

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: “Radiance”

8:30 p.m.: Jeff Hinman

9:45 p.m.: Erick D. Stevens Memorial Fireworks

Smith’s food booth, ice cream and soda will be available all day.

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