Bring your family to the Lebanon Fireman’s Picnic. 2023 is the 91st Annual Lebanon Fireman’s Picnic. Come on out and support the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department. There is free admission. The 91st annual Lebanon Firemen’s Picnic will be held Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30.
The annual picnic is a fund-raiser for the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department. This year is the Lebanon Fire Department’s 92nd year of service. Money raised goes towards training costs, equipment purchases and expenses. Volunteers are needed to help in various stands at the picnic, including helping with parking, hamburger stand, Sunday dinner, craft beer stand, softball stand, and headquarters stand. If any individuals or organizations would like to volunteer, donate or need more information, call 262-751-5973.
There will also be a raffle held in conjunction with the Lebanon Fireman’s Picnic. Tickets for the from any fire department member before the picnic and at the headquarters stand during the picnic. Donations also to the Lebanon Fire Department can be made at the headquarters stand.
There will be hamburgers, cheese burgers, hotdogs, brats, French fries, onion rings, chicken strips, corn dogs, beer, wine coolers, soda and bottled water, plus the picnic will be serving Lebanon’s very own Lebby’s pizza.
The Lebanon Fire Department Auxiliary will be having a craft beer stand offering 12 varieties of beer and wine.
The Lebanon Luckies 4-H Club will operate the ice cream stand and games below the band shell serving Schwan’s ice cream, root beer floats, nachos supreme, Tietz Family Farms popcorn, glow necklaces, and offering old-fashioned carnival games, including fish pond, duck pond, dice toss, soda ring toss, bean bag toss and ping pong throw.
The free shuttle bus from Watertown to Lebanon will run from 4 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. on Saturday. Busses will be running on a ½ hour rotating basis from Watertown. Stops will be at the 4th St. parking lot, 1st St. parking lots in Watertown. The last call at Lebanon Fireman’s Park is at 12:15 a.m.
Lebanon Fireman’s Picnic Line Up of events:
Festivities will begin Friday with a co-ed volleyball tournament, which will be held throughout the weekend. Beginning on Saturday and running through Sunday will be the softball tournament. There will also be a bean bag tournament on Saturday. To register for the bean bag tournament, contact Nic at (920) 925-3316. Anyone interested in having a volleyball team can contact Kory at (920)342-8083, while those interested in the softball tournament can contact Rob at (920)390-1018.
All musical entertainment for the weekend is free, with no cover charges for the bands. Area businesses helping co-sponsor the music entertainment this year are Tietz Taxidermy, United Electric, Lebby’s Pizza, Klecker Heating and Air Conditioning, Greeb Excavating, United Septic & Drain, Chris Mallow-Thrivent Financial, Lyons Electric, and Isle Edge Trucking. There will also be free shuttle buses from Watertown on Saturday from 4 p.m.-12:15 a.m.
Friday night activities begin with fish fry baskets being served 4:30 to 9 p.m., Music by “Page Four” will be Friday evening from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. “The Van Eskes and the Screamin’ Horn Dogs” will take the main stage at 8 p.m. The Van Eskes, a local area band with roots from the Lebanon and Watertown area features band members ranging from age 21 to 84, offers “classic rock and roll and the Screamin’ Horn Dogs energize the show”, according to band member/organizer John Eske.”With the horn section,” Eske said, “the power of the band just triples. It’s like a wall of sound coming at you.”
Also on Friday night the sporting events will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Lebanon Youth Baseball Little League team game. Following that game there will be a Rock River League Lebanon Whitetails baseball game against Johnson Creek at 7:30 p.m.
The Lebanon Lions will host bingo again this year on Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Also on Saturday, a free sweet corn roast will begin at 2 p.m. and will be served until gone. Beginning at 4 p.m., will be live music by Tim Castle Country Legend Tribute 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
The rock /country band, Rebel Grace, which is comprised of five musicians, is making a return appearance at the Lebanon Firemen’s Picnic. This band will take to the main stage Saturday at 9 p.m. and play until 12:30 a.m. This band formed with the purpose of bringing a mix of current country/rock hits and originals with a focus on providing high-energy entertainment. This band is made up of some of the most highly regarded veteran musicians in Wisconsin. Rebel Grace brings a vast wealth of experience, unique instrumentation plus varied tastes and interests.
Sunday’s activities will begin at 10 a.m. with an outdoor worship service. Envelopes will be provided for the church offering, on which participants may designate the offering to go to their own local church or they can have their offering given to a worthy cause designated by the fire department. One may also bring their own church envelope with the church’s name listed on it and the fire department will forward the offering to the congregation.
The picnic will be serving a chicken cordon bleu and beef tips dinner from 11:30 a.m. until gone. The menu include chicken cordon bleu, beef tips, mashed potatoes and gravy, rice, corn, green bean, dinner roll, milk, coffee and homemade desserts. The auxiliary is looking for donations of homemade desserts for the dinner. Desserts can include cakes, bars, pies and tortes. If you would like to donate a dessert bring it to the park on Sunday before 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions in regards to the dinner call 920-342-5017.
The Lebanon Band, in its 133rd season, will perform from 1-3 p.m. Concession stands will be open until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Location: Lebanon Fireman’s Park, Hwy R, Lebanon
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