Summertime family-fun to be had at Booster Days in Valley Springs

Jill Meier, Journal editor

Jill MeierBV Journal 

Twenty-eight teams are registered for the Booster Days mud volleyball tournament. The action gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday.


A Valley Springs son and his mother, James and Angela Danielson, enjoy a spirited “fill the jar” with water competition at the 2023 Valley Springs Booster Days celebration. Children’s games and the cake walk are back again this year, once again held outside the Reformed Church. 


Jill Meier/BV Journal 


Jill Meier

Journal editor


If you’re in the mood for some good, small-town summertime fun, then Valley Springs is the place to be this weekend.

Booster Days – one of the town’s highly-anticipated community events every year – begins Friday with the 6-7:30 p.m. community supper at Legion Community Park. Beginning at dusk, a firework show, also at the park, will light up the nighttime sky.

Saturday’s full-slate of activities beginsat 9 a.m.  with mud volleyball, a community favorite. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and referees are needed. Tournament organizer Jen Ackerman reports 28 teams are registered.

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Beginning at 10 a.m. are kids’ games and the always-popular cake walk. The kid’s tractor pull follows at 10:30 a.m. All of these events are staged outside the Valley Springs Reformed Church, 701 Sunnyside Ave.

Lunch will be available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the American Legion and will be served by First Lutheran Church.

On The Rocks is organizing a bean bags tournament starting at 1 p.m., and at 5 p.m. New Sounds Wrestling steps into the ring.  

The highlight of the day is the Booster Days Parade. Parade units are asked to line up in the parking lot of Valley Springs Elementary at 6:15 p.m. The parade steps off at 7 p.m. and there is no pre-registration required for parade entries.

Live music is scheduled post-parade at both On The Rocks and the Valley Corner Bar. At 7 p.m. Shirley Stripped will open for the Tyler Joe Band at 8 p.m. (line dancing and outlaw country). Down Broadway Avenue at the Valley Corner Bar, Southern Detour will play from 7-11 p.m.

The celebration wraps up Sunday morning with a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. An outdoor community worship service follows at 10 a.m. at Legion Community Park. Worshippers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, and in case of inclement weather, services will be held at the Reformed Church.

The summertime celebration is an annual endeavor of the Valley Springs Community Club and supporting businesses. Club president Cindy Moss has been involved with the club and the event since 1985. One thing has remained constant for Moss for more than 30 years: she always enjoys seeing the kids have fun and families spending time together.



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