By Frederick Bader
HALSTEAD – Just as quickly as it began, another Old Settlers is now in the back window for Halstead residents.
This year’s Old Settlers had a number of firsts, including the barbecue competition and a full rodeo. The picnic also returned after not having been featured for several years.
“I feel great about this year’s Old Settlers,” committee member Shelly Watkins said. “It went fairly smoothly and the energy of the whole weekend was exactly what we were looking for.”
The weather mostly cooperated this weekend, though the ball games and barrel racing were cancelled due to rain. Temperatures maxed out at 89 degrees on Friday and Saturday, so the heat was not too uncomfortable, although Saturday night’s rain led to an 88 percent humidity reading on Sunday morning.
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