Thursday, July 13, 2017

Baseball, Dancing, and the US Civil War

Watch Some Baseball and Dance the Night Away

      On July 15th -16th all day both days head down to the Lions Den to watch baseball and grab a hot dog and soda. Teams from the baseball tournament are from all over the Elgin County area. This is part of a weekend of events; which includes, a swim meet and Annual Dutton Street Dance.

      Saturday night July 15th grab your dancing shoes and get ready to party! Annual Street Dance is $15.00 tickets (Age of Majority). The entertainment by: Vigilante Underdogs, EXIT 137 & DJ Alpha. This annual event is held to raise money for the local sporting groups and the recreation department for the municipality of Dutton-Dunwhich.  The dance starts at 9:00pm - 1:00am at Co-Trac Ford Dealership, 204 Main Street, Dutton. 

What's Up at The Backus-Page House
Backus-Page House goes Gone With the Wind at the first ever American Civil War Re-enactment.  Museum, Barn and Trench (as safety allows) open for tours during the event.  Admission $8/person.  Children 12 and under FREE.  Food and gift shop items available for purchase.     

                                          American Civil War Schedule of Activities  
Saturday, July 29th, 2017
10:00 AM                                  Camps Open to the Public
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM           Company and Battalion Drill (Main Field)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                Cavalry Demonstration, Artillery or Volley Gun Demonstration,                                                     Infantry Demonstration
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM                Skirmish
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM               Camp life Displays
5:00 PM                                    Camps closed to public
Sunday, July 30, 2017
10:00 AM                                  Camps open to the Public
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM            Company and Battalion Drill (Main Field)
12:30 – 1:30 PM                       Cavalry Demonstration, Artillery or Volley GunDemonstration,                                                      Infantry Demonstration
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM                Skirmish
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM                Camp life Displays                

4:00 PM                                    Camps closed to public
        Come  check out the Museum Tuesday- Sunday and keep a look out for the incredible events the Backus-Page House Museum has to offer.
Thanks for reading
Sabrina Merks

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