The city of Schulenburg is holding a big party this weekend for its 150th birthday.
The Schulenburg Sesquicentennial Celebration will be held on Saturday in downtown, with planned activities including a chili and chicken noodle soup cookoff, speeches from local officials, an art contest, a cornhole tournament, live music and a lighted Christmas parade.
The day’s events begin with the chili and chicken noodle soup cookoff at 8 a.m. at the Railroad Park gazebo, followed by the “quick draw” art contest from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Contest judging will run from noon to 2 p.m. at Sengelmann Hall.
Opening ceremonies will take place at noon, featuring the unveiling of the sesquicentennial plaque. There will be karaoke music from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m., and the cornhole tournament runs from 2 to 4 p.m. The Fender Bender Band will provide entertainment from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Awards for the art contest will be presented starting at 3:45 p.m., while the cookoff and cornhole tournament winners will be recognized beginning at 5:15 p.m.
The lighted Christmas parade starts at 5:45 p.m., with more music from the Fender Bender Band and an appearance from Santa afterwards at the gazebo.