(STURGIS) – Sturgis Fest starts its seven day run on Saturday with two events, one for kids and the other for kids at heart.
The Dave Locey Memorial Sturgis Elks Youth Triathalon will get underway at the Sturgis Community Pool at 9 AM. This event is open to all youths ages 6 to 13 and divided into three age groups. It will include swimming, biking and running and upon crossing the finish line, each participant will receive a medal.
Starting at 10 AM is the Third Annual Sturgis Fest softball tournament, hosted by Copper Top Softball. Games will be played at Spence Field.
Coming up on Monday will be the Kick Off Dinner at the Sturges-Young Civic Center and Auditorium. In addition to honoring Skip Sisson and Dr. Kerri Millett as the Citizens of the Year, there will also be a special recognition to retiring State Representative Matt Lori and State Senator Bruce Caswell.
The Keynote Speaker for the dinner is Tim Suprise, founder and president of Arcadia Brewing Company of Battle Creek.