June 15, 2024

119th Old Settlers’ Reunion Set for Fun

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Jake Sias
Grant County Herald

The 119th annual Old Settlers’ Reunion in Barrett is set to take place from June 22-25. A variety of activities and events have been scheduled during the four-day gathering that caters to a diverse age group and caters to varied interests.

The celebration will begin with the world premier of the play “General Barrett’s Last Battle,” performed by the Prairie Wind Players. The performance is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Hall on the opening day, promising to delve into the town’s namesake in a fitting manner for a reunion dedicated to celebrating its history.

The celebration also includes three different street dances spread over the four days. A parade will take place at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, after which a pork chop supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. by the Grant County Lions at the community center.

Newly introduced events this year will provide more entertainment and engagement options for attendees. The event lineup now includes canoe and kayak races, as well as a sidewalk chalk art competition, which is expected to bring an artistic flair to the town’s streets.

The Reunion also focuses on child-friendly activities. Children can participate in face painting and play on inflatables, ensuring a fun and engaging experience for them during the event.

The Old Settlers’ Reunion represents an opportunity for Barrett’s community to gather in a spirit of celebration and remembrance. With new and traditional activities planned, this year’s reunion seems geared to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for all attendees. Consult the event schedule for a more detailed event agenda. 

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