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January 20, 2020

9/19/2019 11:05:00 AM
Events at refinery, OHS, preserve this week
The Fest of Ale is only one event taking place in Crawford County this week.

On Thursday, Marathon Petroleum will be hosting its annual Community Day from 2:30 to 7 p.m. on the front lawn of the Main Office.

Oblong High School will celebrate homecoming Friday and Saturday.

The homecoming parade is 1:30 p.m. Friday in Oblong. The theme this year is "Holidays" with each class basing their entry on a different one.

A porkburger drive-through sponsored by the Oblong Fire Department precedes the parade at the fire house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville football team takes on Watseka at OHS at 7 p.m. The homecoming coronation follows the game in the OHS gymnasium.

The homecoming dance is 7 p.m. Saturday.

Also this weekend, the Crawford County Forest Preserve will host the grand opening of its new mountain bike and hiking trails.

The event begins at noon Sunday and will dedicate the new trails that were created through hundreds of volunteer work hours.

Sundance Mountain Bike skills clinic will be on hand to demonstrate and teach bike safety. Crossroads Bicycle Shop of Terre Haute will be there to teach basic bike maintenance.

Two mountain bikes donated by the Robinson Wal-Mart will be given away.

Pioneer City Meat Market is providing pork burgers for lunch and We Li Kit Farmstand is providing homemade ice cream.

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