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Scheutzenfest Parade (copy)

As is the tradition at the Ehrhardt Schuetzenfest (German for “Hunter’s Festival”) Parade every year, someone is chosen to fire the ceremonial first shot at a dove that is released ahead of the procession. Last year, young Maddy McCully was tapped for the honor. She was assisted by Rusty Kinard.

EHRHARDT -- The 2019 Schuetzenfest festival in Ehrhardt will held on Aug. 17.

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The Schuetzenfest Parade will begin to line up at H&S Stockyards at 10 a.m., and the parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Trophies will be handed out immediately after the parade at the new park building on Main Street at the corner of Highway 601 and Highway 64.

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Games and activities will be held for the kids and grownups during the afternoon, and the Ehrhardt Fire Department will hold a water spray demonstration in the Enterprise Bank parking lot.

Bands, DJs and street dances will begin at 8 p.m. and play until midnight.

The Miss Schuetzenfest Beauty Pageant will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Ehrhardt Auditorium. The rehearsal on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the auditorium is the absolute deadline for entries in the pageant.

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The live auction will be held early this year at the auditorium on Aug. 8, beginning at 7 p.m.

The week of the Schuetzenfest begins Sunday, Aug. 11 with the Singspiration being held at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, beginning at 6 p.m.

Monday Night Bingo will be held Aug. 12 at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church fellowship hall, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Tuesday Night Taste of Ehrhardt will be held Aug. 13 at Ehrhardt Baptist Church fellowship hall, beginning at 7 p.m.

No events will be held on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday nights.

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