Letter: Lions offer Stones and Bones Festival

By on October 1, 2009

Saturday, Oct. 3, is the first ever Elburn Lions Stones and Bones Festival.

The title gives nothing away about what it is, except the mystique of it. Quite simply, it means “Stones,” turkey testicles, and “Bones,” barbecue baby back ribs.

Those two items are on the opposite ends of the culinary scale, so we’ve put brats and hot dogs in between.

So much for the culinary part of the title; now for the festival part. There will be a bags tournament from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or whenever we finish the double elimination. The cost of this is $30 per two-person team in advance, or $35 per two-person team the day of, if there are any spots left. 60 percent of the entry fee will be given back as prize money. Boxes and bags will be provided by the Lions club. Rules will be posted at the registration table and on the field. I’m told that some of the best throwers in this area have signed up.

There will be a community garage sale for anyone that would like to sell items from their home. A $15 fee will get you a 10-foot-by-10-foot space to sell your treasures. You keep the money from your sale, and unsold items must leave with you at the end of the day. A $25 fee will get you a similar-sized space if you are a vendor or crafter.

We have a variety of crafters and vendors for your shopping pleasure. Crafters, vendors and community garage sale participants can still secure a space by calling Cindy Halsey at (630) 466-0341. Our website is www.elburnlions.com.

Live country music will be provided by Back Country Roads from 1 to 4 p.m. Our own Ron Algrim is the head barbeque chef and has a masterful crew that will be preparing your meal. Carry-out half- and full-slab rib dinners will be available by calling (630) 365-6315, but then you’ll miss the music and all the fun.

We have the pleasure of having the gentleman and his cook that drew hundreds of people every year to Huntley, Ill., for a taste of his famous turkey “fries.” We want ours to be as lip-smacking good as theirs.

This is a fundraiser for the upkeep of our 26-acre park, so that your family may play baseball and football, picnic, or use the playground. We look forward to serving you this Saturday, and don’t forget our car show this Sunday, Oct. 4.

Chris Halsey
Elburn Lions Club