By J.O. Parker
The City of Malcom turns 150 and the town is throwing a three-day party, June 24 – 26. The theme is “Small Town, Big Celebration” and the public is invited to take part in a myriad of activities.
Take a ride on an old-fashioned locomotive, throw an ax or try your hand at an escape room, enjoy live music, take part in the town parade, participate in a beard and logo contest, try your luck at cow chip bingo, or take part in the dunk tank. Participate in the veterans ceremony, take a hot air balloon ride, get hypnotized, enjoy a variety of tasty food and attend church in the park. The above listed and more are part of the three-day Malcom 150th Celebration.
Calendar of events
Friday, June 24
4:30 p.m. – Inflatables and 16-foot water slide
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – BASF Kid Science
6:30 p.m. – Hot air balloon rides
7 p.m. – Veterans ceremony hosted by Mayor Dawn Hamilton; Special presentation; Introduction of M.C. & Grand Marshal; Crowning of Malcom’s royalty; Beard and logo contest winners announced.
8 p.m. – Movie at the Malcom Auditorium, “Encanto.”
8 – 11 p.m. – Live music in the park by Paul Michael Davis Band
Saturday, June 25
8 a.m. - 5K race
8:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. – Locomotive rides
9 a.m. – Vendor fair
10 a.m. – Parade; Tractor and car show following parade
11 a.m. – Home run derby, no entry fee for 12 and under
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Superheroes by Iowa League of Heroes
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Princesses by Little Princess Parties
12 – 6 p.m. – Illusionist Keith West
12 – 6 p.m. – Ax throwing and escape room, $5 per person
1 p.m. – Dummy board tournament, $20 per team
1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – BASF tours
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Family Fued; Fashion and talent show on main stage
3 p.m. – Cow chip bingo
Other events planned - Heartland Co-op tours; Dunk tank; Inflatables and 16-foot water slide; BASF kid science; Variety of food vendors; Heishman Ice Cream; Big Yellow Bike; Malcom Memorabilia; Silent auction at the fire station
8 p.m. – Street dance featuring Blake Jack and Christian Williams followed by Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys at 9 p.m.
9 p.m. – Movie at the Malcom Auditorium, “Spiderman – No Way Home”
Sunday, June 26
8 a.m. – Breakfast at Masonic Lodge by free will donation
10 a.m. – Church in the park with Honeybee Ministries; Pot luck lunch following church service; Inflatables and 16-foot water slide