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Arma’s 75th Annual V-J Homecoming

August 13

2021 is the 75th Annual Victory over Japan and celebration of soldiers returning home from World War II in Arma. Arma’s V-J Homecoming is one of the nation’s longest running tributes to those who serve our country.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021
6P-8P FISHING DERBY, Hookie Park, south of pool
7:30P HORSEPULLING CONTEST, behind Arma City Pool

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021
7A-10A BISCUITS & GRAVY BREAKFAST, sponsored by NE PTO, east of Memorial Plaque
7A REGISTRATION FOR 5K RUN at Arma City Park, in front of Memorial Plaque
7:30A 5K RUN BEGINS; 400M FUN RUN immediately following 5K
8A-? CRAFT VENDOR BOOTHS, south of park
10A PARADE
10A-12P REGISTRATION FOR CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, at Legion parking lot
11A CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, Downtown (Turtle Race–Land ONLY, Tricycle Race, Foot Races, Activity Race, Throwing Contest)
11A-1P HOMECOMING DINNER (carry out only) sponsored by Arma United Methodist Church, north of City Park)
11:30A REGISTRATION FOR BOCCE TOURNAMENT, at north shelter house in City Park
12P BOCCE TOURNAMENT BEGINS
12P CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT BEGINS
12P-6P CAR SHOW, downtown area following the parade
12P-8P ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK, sponsored by NE PTO – bounce houses/inflatables, “carnival-type” games (arm bands available)
1P HORSESHOE PITCHING (Open), at Arma City Park
1:30P ARMAZING RACE, check-in at Memorial Plaque (pre-registration required)
2P ARMAZING RACE BEGINS
2P WOMEN’S GAMES at Arma City Park, 16 years of age & older (Rolling Pin Throw & Nail Driving Contest)
3P REGISTRATION FOR JUNIOR BATHING BEAUTY CONTEST at northwest corner of Arma City Park, Boys & Girls, Ages 1, 2, 3
3:30P JUNIOR BATHING BEAUTY CONTEST BEGINS
6P-8P CHILI COOKOFF, sponsored by NEHS Senior Class, at Girard Medical Center/Arma Clinic Parking lot
6P CAKEWALK, sponsored by NEHS HOSA, Grandstand area downtown
7:30P PRIZE DRAWING, at Grandstand area downtown
8P-11P STREET DANCE following prize drawing, downtown

Homecoming Ticket Sales – Saturday, 9A-7P in front of Memorial Plaque

Complete information for the weekend is in the Homecoming program available at Arma City Hall after July 25 and in other locations around Arma.

Usually annually held Friday through Sunday, the 2nd Saturday of August. For 2022, this will be a two day event.

Never forget their service.