Tornado Days returns to Miltona July 15-17

One year, a miniature golf course was set up in downtown Miltona for its Tornado Days celebration. (Echo Press file photo)

Miltona Tornado Days will return this weekend after a two-year absence due to the pandemic — and those who witnessed the 1970 tornado will serve as grand marshals in the parade.

Miltona tornado
Echo Press photo The front page of the July 23, 1970 issue of the Lake Region Press showed the damage caused by the devastating tornado that ravaged Miltona on July 18, 1970.

Here's a rundown of events.

Friday, July 15
4:30-7:30 p.m. Pork chop feed at Faith Lutheran Church, co-sponsored by Esther Lutheran Church.

7-10 p.m. J&L Karaoke at LJ’s Food & Liquor

Saturday, July 16
Visit the downtown pavilion for clues about the Spruce Hill Rangers 4-H Medallion Hunt. Also stop downtown for the Friends of the Magnet School wine pull.


8-10 a.m. Breakfast buffet at LJ’s Food & Liquor

9 a.m. until IT happens: Messy Chick downtown

9 a.m.-noon Farmer's market at the ball diamond

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Craft sale at the ball diamond

10 a.m. Kiddie games

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Spruce Hill Rangers 4-H brat stand outside Miltona Custom Meats

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Homemade pie and ice cream at the Fire Hall meeting room

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Beer gardens, downtown


Noon. Town parade

1-3 p.m. Water fights with the fire department

2 p.m. Corn hole tournament

3-5 p.m. Music by Jim Young at the downtown picnic shelter

4 p.m. Kids tractor pull

5 p.m. Miltona Lions kids bike give-away

8 p.m.-midnight Street dance with Shirts & Skins

Sunday, July 17
8 a.m.-noon. Pancake breakfast at the Community Center


9:30-10:30 a.m. Luther Crest Church Service at the downtown picnic shelter

2-6 p.m. Music with Short on Cash at LJ’S Food & Liquor

Also, watch for food stands, city-wide garage sales, and a car and motor bike show at the ball diamond. Those who buy a $2 button will be eligible to win prizes.

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