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Sports Day is July 22-24

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Looking for a fun family event that won’t break the piggybank? Travel to Iroquois July 22-24 for the annual Sports Day weekend. The Sports Day committee has been busy planning activities that all ages will enjoy. One of the main goals of the committee is to provide a weekend of fun for the community with most events free of charge. The theme this year is “Fun in the Sun.”

A community picnic will be held Fri., July 22, at Woodall City Park, beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. Also, bring along lawn chairs and relax while listening to the James River Bluegrass Band, free of charge. A chalk art contest, bouncy house and snow cones are also free.

A parade is planned for Sat., July 23, starting at 10 a.m. A candy scramble will be held after the parade, as well as the firemen’s challenge. The Legion will be selling lunches at the hall from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Iroquois Heritage Museum will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with a panel of area residents discussing life of the past at 1 p.m.

Pack the sunscreen and head to Woodall City Park. From 12-4 p.m., enjoy M & J Rentals’ water bouncy and obstacle course for kids or kids at heart, free of charge. The balloon guy will be creating balloon animals and hats for youth. Mud tug of war and mud volleyball will be held if there is enough interest. Please email mwienbar@hotmail.com if you are interested in putting together a team. Dunk a favorite friend or foe at the dunk tank for a small charge.

Concessions will be sold at the park 1-4 p.m. A bean bag tournament will also be held at the park at 2 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee per team, and prizes will be awarded to first and second place. Contact Bob at (605) 354-3105 to register.

Saturday evening will end with one of the best fireworks shows around. Community club members are selling 50/50 tickets to help with the purchase of the fireworks. The winner will be announced at Woodall City Park prior to the fireworks display.

Sun., July 24, the Legion will be selling breakfast at the hall from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. A community church service will be held at Woodall City Park at 10 a.m. People are asked to bring their lawn chairs.

The Class of 2002 will be holding their reunion over the weekend.

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