WOODLAWN — A Champaign/Urbana rock group will be one of the featured entertainment attractions at this weekend’s Woodlawn Gold Rush Days.
Matter of Days entered the music scene in 2012 with a bunch of original tunes and a few covers, according to the band’s web site.
“Whether you love covers, hard-driving rock, or the occasional acoustic ballad, there’s certainly something for everyone to love in each show,” the web site states.
Best friends since they were in college, Jason Wetherholt and Todd Zastrow started the band in 2012, and Jamie Mauck and Cliff Stocker came into the picture earlier this year.
Matter of Days will be performing at 12:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. Saturday during Gold Rush Days.
The celebration actually begins on Friday night when there will be glow in the dark dodgeball for fifth- through -eighth-grade students at Woodlawn Grade School and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Chapman Sports Complex for high school students. Admission is free and concessions will be available.
The community’s main event will be held Saturday morning when the 5K will be held. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Woodlawn Christian Church with the race beginning at 8 a.m. from Woodlawn Grade School. There will also be a one-half mile fun run for the kids. Awards will be handed out at 9 a.m. on the main stage at Chapman Park.
Food and craft vendors will open at 9 a.m. For more information on the craft booths, you may call Tracy Thomas at 237-0145. T-shirts will be available to purchase for $10 each ($12 for XXL).
A children’s inflatables play area will open at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 for an all-day pass. A mascot from the Southern Illinois Miners will also be available at 10 a.m. to noon.
Main stage performances begin at 10 a.m. The following schedule has been released:
10 a.m. Summersville Baptist Church.
11 a.m. Hawkins Tae Kwon Do
11:45 a.m. Minute to Win It (Round 1)
12:15 p.m. Matter of Days (Set 1)
1:45 p.m. Courtney Watson
2:40 p.m. Minute to Win It (Round 2)
3:15 p.m. Got Talent Contest
4:15 p.m. Pie eating contest
4:45 p.m. Matter of Days (Set 2)
6 p.m. Praise concert
Dusk National Anthem, followed by fireworks
At 3 p.m. the cruise-in will begin. There is no registration and car participants will receive dash plaques while they last.
“This event was organized to be a family fun time and to bring residents around the community together to socialize and get to know one another,” stated Gold Rush Days Committee member Roger Hayse. “In recent times, we have seen communities come together after something bad has happened, but we need to be united at all times. The organizers of this event are not from any special group. We come from all walks of life, and want to share in the fun with anyone who wishes to come out.”
The event is being sponsored by local businesses.
“It takes a lot of work and time to put this event on and we would encourage anyone else who would like to volunteer to help in anyway to contact me or anyone on the committee,” Hayse offered.