Activities for the week long event started on Saturday with the Dave Locey Memorial Sturgis Elks Youth Triathlon. There were 50 participants for the event, ranging in age from 6 to 13. Also going on Saturday was the Third Annual Sturgis Fest Softball Tournament.
Tonight is the annual Kick Off Dinner at the Sturges-Young Civic Center and Auditorium. During the dinner, the 2014 Citizens of the Year will be recognized. They are Skip Sisson and Dr. Kerri Millett. Also, retiring State Representative Matt Lori and State Senator Bruce Caswell will be honored for their service to the community.
The Keynote Speaker for the dinner is Tim Suprise, founder and president of Arcadia Brewing Company of Battle Creek.