Festival begins Friday

SHERBURN — Sherburn’s annual holiday festival gets underway this weekend beginning Friday evening with the Sherburn Fire Department’s “Finger lickin’ chicken feed” and a free dance featuring the band “Rhino.” Chicken, sweet corn and beans will be served from 5-8 p.m., and the dance will follow from 9 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Both these events will be held at the Sherburn Fire Hall.

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Sherburn Lions Club has once again planned many events for this year’s festival.

On Saturday, there will be lots of activities going on in and around the city park.

There will be a 5K/10K color fun run at 9 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.). There will be a vendor/craft show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. A sand volleyball tournament will start at 11 a.m. An antique tractor and machinery show and “Classics by the Park” car show will be held noon to 4 p.m. all around the park.

There will also be a Martin County West 30-year all-school reunion open house from 3-5 p.m. at the high school.

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Martin County Pork Producers will serve pork chops on a stick from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the park and a free street dance featuring “Switch Road” will offer new and classic country music from 6-9 p.m. The music will then move to the Sherburn Liquor Store where “Tugboat Rampage” will play from 9 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

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And, as always, on both Saturday and Sunday there will be bingo in the Park, kids inflatables, food stands, root beer float stand, beer garden, knockerball and, this year, “Porky the Pig Bingo.”

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On Sunday, “Heartsong” will sing in the park from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be a petting zoo for the kids from 2-5 p.m. Then the big parade will start at 3 p.m. After the parade, the “BeeKays” will sing in the park and the kids tractor pull, sponsored by Bank Midwest and Martin County Implement, will get underway at 4:30 p.m.

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The festival ends with the raffle drawing for more than 30 big value prizes at 6:30 p.m. The top prize this year is $500 in cash. Other prizes include a Weber grill, $200 in cash, a Craftsman tool set, $100 cash prize and more.

Be sure to get your tickets if you haven’t already done so. They are available at Bank Midwest in Sherburn or will be at the food or ticket stand during the festival.

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And don’t forget the city-wide rummage sales that will be going on this weekend. Some of them will be starting Thursday night and most will continue through Saturday.

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The Dunnell/Lake Fremont Fire Department will host its annual hog roast from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Dunnell Community Hall. Lots of opportunities to eat out all weekend long.

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Martin County West Junior/Senior High School report cards can be picked up today and Thursday at the high school office. After that, the report cards will be at the central office at the elementary school in Sherburn.

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Tuesday morning coffee hours during June are being hosted from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn. Everyone is welcome.

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