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Thursday, August 1, 2013 Tri- County News www. tricountynews, mn Kimball Days are Aug. 9-11 The 32nd annual Kimball Days will be held at various locations in Kimball, and events are sponsored by a number of organizations. Here is a list of activities sched- uled during Kimball Days. The Kimball Area Historical "Society's exhibit in City Hall is "Main Street Memories," open 4- 8 p.m. Friday, 9-4 Saturday, and 9-3 Sunday. Friday, Aug. 9 5-8 p.m. Supper in the Park 6-9 p.m. Food stand at ball field 7 p.m. Softball tournament 7 p.m. Little Miss Kimball parade from KES to KAHS 7:30 p.m. Little Miss Kimball coronation at KAHS 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke at Main .Street Pub Saturday, Aug. 10 7-10 a.m. Audrey's Coffee Nook 7:15 a.m.8 a.m. Softball tourna- ment 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Food stand at ball field 9 a.m. Volleyball tournament 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Burger stand at park 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pork chops on a stick at Legion Club Sat. events at ST. ANNE'S: 9-2 Craft & vendor sale 10-2 Food vendors 10-2 Inflatables 10-2 Kids' games 10:30 Kiddie parade 11 Gunny sack race 11:30 Watermelon eating contest 1:30 Lip-sync contest 11 a.m. Beanbag tournament in park 5-8 p.m. Pork chops at Legion 8 p.m. Hamburger stand at street dance 8 p.m.-midnight Street dance with "Whiskey Tango" Sunday, Aug. U 7:30 a.m.-noon Pancake & sau- sage breakfast (Willow Creek Park) 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Car & tractor show (intersection of Hwy. 15 & 55) 9 a.m. Softball tournament 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Food stand at ball field PARADE IS AT 2 P.M. 3-7 p.m. Taco in a bag (in park) 3:30 p.m. BINGO at Legion Club It promises to be another great year for Kimball Days. Have fun! (Watch for updates on Facebook.) Antique Car Run coming to Kingston The 27th Annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is taking shape to again be a pre- miere veteran car touring event in Minnesota. The Antique Car Run is Saturday, Aug. 10, with pre-tours in the New London area Aug. 7-9. You are invited to join the Kingston community for a pork sandwich and sweet corn dinner from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Wally Pikal (& his trumpets) is the special guest. Spectators will see 60+ vet- eran cars from 1908 and earlier and one- and two-cylinder cars through 1915. They will tour more than 120 miles, recreating the prestigious London to Brighton Commemorative Run held annu- ally in England. Cars and drivers will come from across the United States. They will gather in the little town of New London for early tour- ing Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 7-9, before the Grand Tour Saturday, Aug. 10. The Grand Tour starts at 7 a.m. with the oldest and slow- est cars departing first from Peace Lutheran Church in New London. They will make stops in Grove City, Litchfield, Kingston, Buf- falo, and Crystal along their pre- pared route. Cars will begin arriv- ing at the Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton no sooner than 3 p.m. and will continue to come under the finish line banner until around 6:30 p.m. The finish line is part of the city's Stockyard Days. Celebrate Minnesota water trails Event connects people to the Mississippi River while celebrating Minnesota State Water Trails 50th Anniversary One of the premiere outdoor events in central Minnesota will retum for its fifth consecutive year on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Steams County's Mississippi River Park. Take a Day OFF* (Outdoor Fam- ily Fun) on the Mississippi River will provide families from the Steams and Benton County area with a chance to experience a vari- ety of outdoor recreational and nature-educational activities while celebrating Minnesota State Water Trails 50th Anniversary. The event will include canoeing, fishing, geo- caching, archery, live native ani- mals, make and take projects for kids and much more. No experi- ence is necessary, all equipment is provided, and activities are free. "By highlighting the scenic values and recreational opportunities of the river between Little Falls and St. Cloud, we hope to make more people aware of what a world-class river we have right in our backyard," says Kimberly Thielen Cremers, Steams County SWCD's coordinator for the Mississippi River Renaissance project. "VVe want people to enjoy the river, so that they'll also want to care for it. We also hope to encourage more families to enjoy the wide variety of fun and healthy outdoors activities that Steams and Benton County offer." The event will include a bus trip from Steams County Mississippi Park to Bend in the River Regional Park at 11:30 a.m. for a historical site tour and native prairie tour and two special canoe paddles down 5.5 miles of one of Minnesota's sce- nic designated State Water Trails- the Mississippi River. The bus departs at 10:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Space is limited so come early. In addition, at 1 p.m. there will be a special presentation by the Min- nesota Zoo, Zoomobile showcas- ing live Minnesota native ani- mals. Stearns County Mississippi River Park is located 7 miles north of Sartell on County Road 1 (41300 County Road 1, Rice). The event has received generous support from the Sank Rapids, Rice and St. Stephen Sportsmen's Clubs, Xcel Energy, St. Cloud Morning Opti- mist Club, Miller Auto & Marine, and many local clubs and businesses. The event is organized by the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Stearns County Parks, Benton County, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and St. Cloud State University, For more details on Take a Day OFF* (Outdoor Family Fun) on the Mississippi River, visit www.stearns countyswcd.net, or contact Stea- ms County SWCD Office at (320) 251-7800 ext 3. Community HI11 Crafters needed for Kimball Days Craft and vendor sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 We are looking for craft and merchandise vendors to proudly display their products during Kimball's 32nd annual summer celebration. The event will be held outdoors on the north side of St. Anne's Cathiolic Church located on Highway 55 east. A 12'X 12' space will be provided to each ven- dor, you must provide your own tents, tables, and chairs. The fee is $10 - a great deal! Reg- istration deadline is Aug. 8. To reg- ister or for more information: Gloria Olson, (320) 339-8427, e-mail olson4@lakedalelink.net; or ]oyce Quast, (320) 398-8643, e-mail hhofldmbaU@meltel.net. Get your face painted during Kimball Days Adults, teens and children are invited to add a little pizzazz to their life with face paint during Kimball Days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Free, fun, fantastic face paint- ers will be set up on the grass by St. Anne's Church, located at 441 Hazel Ave. E., Kimball. These professionals will do a great job on as many people as they can get done within the allotted time. This event is sponsored by the Kimball Public Library andfunded in part vith money f(qmIinnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, contact the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915. I' IHInlllll Sign up for Lip- Sync for Kimball Days The Lip-Sync competition for Kimball Days is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Contestants must pre-register. Forms can be picked up at Kimball City Hall. Page 13 Kimball Days parade units wanted Parade units are wanted for the upcoming Kimball Days celebra- tion Aug. 9-11. Registration forms can be picked up at Kimball City Hall. & HIS TRUMPETS ( QasdcCar& Days Cel, Sunday, August 11, 8 am. - 1 p.m. Voting ends at noon Comer of ways 55 & 15 $7 per entry Prizes to the Top 20 Door Prizes! 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