It’s time for the 19th Annual Ridge and Valley Rally in Seneca on Saturday, July 14.
The parade is a highlight each year and this year will be no different. It begins at 11 a.m. and proceeds down Main Street (Highway 27) from just south of Johnson’s. This year’s Parade Marshals list is rather extensive—it includes all of Seneca High School’s state qualifiers from football, girl’s basketball, music, forensics, and track. Jim and Sandra Greene are this year’s Ridge and Valley Rally King and Queen.
For those looking to begin the day a bit earlier, things kick off at 7:30 a.m. with a 5/10 K walk or run. Early registration would be appreciated. However, entries will be accepted until 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 14. The race will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. between the two ball fields on Taylor Ridge Road. The entry fee is $10 per person and $5 for children 14 and under. Registration forms can be picked up at Johnson’s One Stop and Seneca Feed Supply or can be downloaded at http://senecarally.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/6/7/11671907/registration_form.jpeg. If you are unable to download the file or pick one up in person, you can receive one by email by contacting Myrna Stevenson at 608-734-3650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the parade, you can enjoy the smoked pork chop dinner (lunch), bid on something tasty at the pie auction, try your hand in the euchre tournament, sit back and relax while watching the antique tractor pull or get a bit of exercise playing in the volleyball or horseshoe tournaments. There’s jazz in the afternoon provided by the River Jazz Connection, and DJ Slam from Prairie du Chien at night for those who want some music and a bit of dancing.
Those wanting to participate in tournaments may want to call organizers sooner than later.
“I only have so many teams that can play with the equipment I am planning to bring,” volleyball tournament organizer Dawn Ray said. “So, I really need to hear from people beforehand.”
There will be games for children following the parade and Little League games throughout the day.