Three days of fun, fun, fun

A woman goes the distance in the axe throwing competion at the 2010 Cinnabar Mountain Rendezvous. Flying axes and frying pans, tug-of-war, a parade and more are in store at this year’s Rendezvous, Friday-Sunday, May 27-29.

MT. VERNON - Looking for some fun close to home for the Memorial Day weekend?

The Cinnabar Mountain Rendezvous, Friday-Sunday, May 27-29, may be the place to go, with three days of activities for all ages.

Friday, there will be a potluck dinner with beer garden at 6 p.m., at the Mt. Vernon Community Hall. Meat is provided; people should bring a side dish and their own service.

The schedule for Saturday kicks off with a basketball tournament at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20 per team, with three players to a team. Call 541-792-0243 for more information.

A parade through Mt. Vernon starts 11 a.m. Participants can start lining up at 10 a.m. behind the Community Hall. Grand marshal this year is Jay Cohoe.

The afternoon will feature contests at the city park, including:

• Horseshoe tournament at 1 p.m.

• Teen scavenger hunt, 1 p.m. The hunt is for ages 10-17, with four participants to a team. Top prize is $150.

• Axe throw, with categories for men and women, at 2 p.m.

• Frying pan throw, for women, at 3 p.m.

• Tug-of-war competitions, for men, women and children, starting at 4 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per team, with a 1,200-pound weight limit per team. The winning men's and women's teams get prizes of $250, plus the entry fee.

A dance, featuring local band TiMeLiNe and a beer garden will finish off the busy day at 8 p.m. at the city park.

On Sunday, duck races will start at 10 a.m., with the horseshoe tournament, a Golden Spike Scavenger Hunt (for a $200 prize), basketball finals and games for kids all set to start at noon, at the park.

The horseshoe tournament, axe throw and frying pan throw are all jackpot events, with a 60-40 split.

For more information about any of the Rendezvous activities, call Brad Cates, 541-620-1259, or Wayne Saul, 541-932-2818.

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