Friday night was packed with action at the 2017 Diller Picnic as people came from all over the region to see area fire departments test their skills in a water competition.
The competition began with teams from Diller Fire and Rescue, Odell Fire Department, Jansen Rural Fire Department, Fairbury Rural Fire Department, Plymouth Fire and Rescue and DeWitt Fire Department.
After hours of competition, Plymouth Two was declared the winner, followed closely by the Fairbury One, Two, Three team. Plymouth One took the third place spot, wrapping up one of the Diller Picnic’s newest events. Here is a video clip from one of the matches:
Following the competition was a fireworks show, sponsored by Ol’ Red 99-5. Here are some photos from the show:
The fun continues on Saturday, with a chance to catch a great breakfast from the Pancake Man at the community building. At 11 a.m., the Mid States Mud Draggers will be tearing up the track. The “Once in a Lifetime” Parade will begin at 7 p.m. on the main street, followed by free, family entertainment by Janene Harris in the park.