Picnic depends on volunteers
Rector will be festooned in red, white and blue for the annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, Sept. 2.
This year's theme will be patriotic, and all residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate for the occasion.
Richard Simmons will serve as grand marshal of the Labor Day parade.
Parade organizers would like to have several bicycles, golf carts, floats and other entries. Race cars will be allowed upon confirmation with parade marshals. Any reckless activity will result in future ineligiblity for parade registration. Tossing candy will be allowed this year.
Beauty pageants are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 2 (see article elsewhere in this issue). The talent show will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.
An ice cream social and gospel singing will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the Rector Downtown Park.
On Monday evening at 7:45, veterans will be honored during a special ceremony. Any veteran who wishes may come up on stage to participate.
The new picnic t-shirts have arrived and come in various sizes, from children's 2-4 up to adult 3X. The shirts are $10 for children and $12 for adults and can be purchased at Glen Sain GMC-Olds, Now & Then, Affordable Home Furnishings, Sheila Dale Insurance Agency and Rector Sportswear.
Hats and visors are also available for $5 each.
Volunteers for the Labor Day Picnic are:
Stage director Danny Ford.
Parade director Sherland Hamilton.
Silent auction Blaine and Sarah Howell.
Policing Tommy Baker.
Platform announcing C. Ray Miller.
Carnival Anthony Rowton.
Politicians invitations Steven Sigsby.
Stage decorations Janet Manchester, Blaine and Sarah Howell, Debbie Robinson, Michael Polk and Ami Cole.
Groceries and drinks Shayne Roofe.
Entertainment Steve and Amy Ward.
Sound system Terry Robertson, Ardell Polk, Don Pickler and Keith Manning.
Longest married couple, oldest man and woman Reuben and Carolyn Seay.
Ice Turbo Ice, Tom Tracy.
Tents Irby Funeral Home.
Chicken for kitchen Tyson.
Meat preparation Earnheart's Rib Rack, Bobby Tracer assisting.
Grounds James Watson.
LP gas bottles Synergy Gas.
Electrical wiring Wes Stallcup and Clay Robinson.
Novelties Billy Bert Bracken.
Kitchen Neda Sain, JoKeaha Sain, Courtney Barker and Randall Midkiff.
Talent contest to be announced.
Arm bands Rector Cougar cheerleaders.
Jones family float Teresa Roofe.
Ice to stands Kenny Faulkner and Matt Mills.
Security April Lindsey.
Baby contest Cherie Kirklin.
Toddler contest Zelda Horton.
Miss Petite pageant Amy Hill.
Miss Pre-Teen pageant Jamie Simmons and Amber Bucy.
Junior Miss pageant Jade Mount.
Miss Rector pageant Bobbie Green.
BBQ stand NATCO, Russ and Sharon Gamblin.
BBQ stand David Romine.
Country store Darrel Speer.
Ice cream stand Buddy and Betty Shaw.
Sno cone stand Fred and Teresa Sain, Gregg and Ginger Sain.
Bingo Quentin and Renae Shavalia, Jim and Nikki Speer.
BBQ stand Hoss and Tammy Scott.
$1,000 stand Kirk and Leah Ford, Michael and April Lindsey.
BBQ stand David Cagle, Danny Essman, Butch and Judy French, Simmons family.
Duck pond Tim and Paulette Morris, Bill and Sandra Russell.
T-shirt sales Darrell and Sheila Dale, Diane Randleman.
Trash pick-up Rector Cougar football.
Trash pick-up, donations of dumpsters Shelton Sanitation.
Spraying Scott Bucy.
Spraying Simmons and Gregory.
Letters to corporations Barbi Terry.
Out-of-town guest register Ron and Nancy Kemp.
Wash out stands Rector Fire Department.
Ticket booths Jodie Watson and Ruby Seay.
Recognition of veterans Marshall Sigsby.