The 142nd Ione Homecoming Celebration Blasts Off Today!

The 142nd Ione Homecoming Celebration Blasts Off Today! 

Today the 142nd Ione Homecoming Celebration, “Benny’s Adventures in Outer Space” blasts off.the day starts with the kids costume parade at Ione Elementary School at 9.  All visitors are to check in at the office.  Vendor booths and the carnival open at 4 at Howard Park.   Live music at the beer garden starts at 4:30.  Little league baseball game at 5:30, mutton bustin’ starts at 6pm and fireworks after dark cap off the day’s events.  Saturday starts with the pancake breakfast, sheep dogs trials, the bed bug challenge and parade on main street, this year’s Grand Marshall is Ione Fire Chief Ken Mackey, the day continues with the soap box derby, candy drop, ranch rodeo, a rib cook off and the Annual Ione High Alumni Dinner….on Sunday, treat Mom to Mothers Day brunch from 9 to noon at the park, watch team roping, take part in the chili/salsa cook-off or enter the corn hole tournament.  For a complete listing of events visit Ione Homecoming 2018 on Facebook.   As a reminder, several rattlesnakes have been spotted at Howard Park recently. So please be careful this weekend and contact the Ione Fire Department or the Police Department if you see a rattlesnake.

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