This week’s “Walcott Community News” includes notices of upcoming local events, baseball updates and who will be the evening entertainment at the popular “Bird shoot and Children’s Festival”.  This was a very popular festival in Germany and the German immigrants who settled here wanted to preserve this custom in the United States.  We do not know when the “Bird Shoot and Children’s Festival” began in Walcott but a newspaper article from June of 1866 announces the 7th annual Bird Shoot in Davenport.

The Daily Davenport Democrat
Monday, June 4, 1866

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