The 35th Annual Watson Memorial Homecoming is May 25 and 26.

The two-day event will feature a memorial service, parade, fireworks, pancake breakfast, chicken and ham dinner, cake walks, karaoke, garden tractor pull, lawn mower races, slime center, RC derby, hot dog and watermelon eating contests, raffle, community church service, live music,and more.

This year a trivia contest and a performance by Columbus the Magician has been added to the lineup.

Returning will be the pageant. The theme is Hip Hop. The contestants will perform a dance routine during the pageant and will be featured on a float in the parade on Saturday. Contests will sell raffle tickets for votes on Sunday. The money raised will go to next year's pageant and homecoming.

Saturday, May 25

9 a.m.-10 p.m. — Food and Craft Vendors

9 a.m.-8 p.m. — Bounce Houses

8:30 a.m. — Memorial Service performed by Watson Baptist Church (Cemetery)

7:30-10:30 a.m. — Pancake Breakfast (inside Civic Center)

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Garden Tractor Pull (side yard), weigh-in at 10 a,m,

11:30 a.m. — Introduction of Pageant Contestants (Pavilion)

Noon — Cake Walk (Pavilion)

1-4:30 p.m. — Karaoke (Pavilion)

1:30-2:30 p.m. — Kids Slime Center (Inside Civic Center)

3:30 p.m. — Beer Truck Opens

4:30 p.m. — Parade, lineup at 4 p.m. at Watson Baptist Church

4:30 p.m. — RC Derby (side yard)

5-7 p.m. — Trivia (inside Civic Center)

5 p.m. — Magician Performance (Pavilion)

7-10:30 p.m. — Van Waylon Band (Pavilion)

Sunday, May 26

11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. — Food and Craft vendors

11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. — Bounce Houses

10:30 a.m. — Community Church Service (Pavilion) performed by Watson Methodist Church

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — Chicken and Ham Dinner (Inside Civic Center)

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. — J.D. Webb and the Downstate Ramblers (Pavilion)

2:30 p.m. — Hot Dog/Watermelon Eating Contest (Pavilion)

3-4 p.m. — Cake Walk (Pavilion)

3:30 p.m. — Beer Truck Opens

4 p.m. — Lawn Mower Races (side yard)

4:30 p.m. — Raffle (Pavilion)

5:30-6:30 p.m. — Pageant (Civic Center Gym)

6:30-9 p.m. — Tress and the Mixers (Pavilion)

9 p.m. — Fireworks, National Anthem performed by Evelyn Elledge