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Pioneer Days fun for all ages

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mary Dannatt and her Pioneer Days Committee have planned fun-filled events for all ages to enjoy at the 2012 Pioneer Days celebration. The annual event takes place in Milford Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29.

According to Dannatt, things kick off at 8 a.m. on Friday with the All-Town Garage Sales plus bake sales at St. Joseph Catholic and Union Memorial churches. People throughout the community hold their garage sales on Friday and some continue into Saturday, allowing everyone to roam around town, hopping from sale to sale. A sale of books begins in the Milford Community Center at 9 a.m.

Bridge and cribbage tournaments, the Kiddie Parade and Kids Carnival are favorites on Friday. Line up for the Kiddie Parade takes place at the Milford Nursing Center at 6 p.m. The youngsters will march down H Avenue to Florence Park at 6:30 where the carnival, root beer floats, free franks, kids' water fights and Little Tractor Pullers contest will follow.

"We have a new event this year," Dannatt noted. "The first annual Classic Car Lake Cruise will take place on Friday evening."

In the past the Classic Car Cruise-In was held on Saturday afternoon.

"We will have the cruise-in Saturday afternoon like usual," said Dannatt. "But on Friday night the cars will line up at Florence Park and cruise around the lake."

The lineup is at 5:30 with the cars leaving for the ride at 6:30 p.m.

Entrants in the annual Pioneer Days parade will begin lining up Saturday at 9 a.m. in Memorial Park. Parade time is 11 a.m. followed by a barbecue in Florence Park and free watermelon feed.

Other activities on Saturday include the 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Bingo, water fights, wing eating contest and the Beat the Heat Summer Extravaganza. An antique tractor pull competition will begin after the parade at Memorial Park.

A new event this year is the McBRAT Poker Ride. Dannatt explains, "McBRAT means Milford Casual Bike Ride Around Town and is for bicycles only. They will get on their bicycles at 4 p.m. Saturday and ride around town getting cards at various Milford businesses."

The ride concludes at Boulders Inn & Suites with a barbecue. The best poker hands from the cards gathered on the ride win prizes.

Saturday concludes with a street dance, beer and brats in Florence Park with the band Starfire playing from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Sunday dawns early with the registration for TRAWL taking place in Florence Park at 7 a.m.

"That stands for Tractor Ride Around West Lake," Dannatt said. "It is sponsored by the Okoboji FFA and is a popular event."

The Campus Women's Club Omelet Breakfast, Pioneer Days Four-Person Scramble golf tournament at Woodlyn Hills, both at 8 a.m. and Creative Spirits from 2-4 p.m. close out the weekend long celebration.

"We want everyone to come to Milford to see the great businesses we have, and enjoy the events we have planned with their whole family," Dannatt concluded.

Milford Pioneer Days

July 27-29, 2012

Friday, July 27:

8 a.m.All-Town Garage Sales
8 a.m.CDA Bake Sale - St. Joseph Catholic Church
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Baked Goods & Fresh Produce Sale - Union Memorial Church
9 a.m.-3 p.m.Book Sale - Milford Community Center
10 a.m.-1 p.m.Open House - Rodeway Inn & Suites
11 a.m.Bridge Tournament registration - St. Joseph Catholic Church
11 a.m.Cribbage Tournament registration- St. Joseph Catholic Church
5:30 p.m.Line up for First Classic Car Lake Cruise - Florence Park
6 p.m.Kiddie Parade line-up - Milford Nursing Center
6 p.m.Kids Tractor Pull registration - Florence Park
6 p.m.Punt Pass & Kick Contest - Okoboji High School football field
6 p.m.700 free franks - Florence Park
6:30 p.m.Classic Car Lake Cruise departs from Florence Park
6:30 p.m.Kiddie Parade starts down H Avenue
6:45 p.m.Kids Carnival - Florence Park
6:45 p.m.Root Beer Floats - Florence Park
7 p.m. Kids Water Fights - Florence Park
7 p.m.Kids Little Tractor Pullers contest - Florence Park

Saturday, July 28:

6 a.m.Registration for 5K/10K/1 Mile Run/Walk - Boji Bay
7 a.m.Fun runs & walk begin
8 a.m.All-Town Garage Sales
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.Baked Goods & Fresh Produce Sale - Union Memorial Church
9 a.m.-1 p.m.Beat the Heat Summer Extravaganza - St. Joseph Catholic Church
9 a.m.Parade line-up - Memorial Park
10 a.m.Homemade Ice Cream - Union Memorial Church
11 a.m.Pioneer Days Parade
NoonBeverage garden opens - Florence Park
NoonBBQ Lunch - Florence Park
NoonDunk Tank - Florence Park
NoonIce Cream Novelties - Florence Park
NoonFree Face Painting - Florence Park
After paradeAntique Tractor Pull - Memorial Park
1 p.m.Free Watermelon Feed - Florence Park
1 p.m. Firemen Water Fights - Florence Park
1 p.m.Pioneer Days Bingo - St. Joseph Catholic Church
3 p.m.All-You-Can-Eat Wings Contest - Florence Park
3:30 p.m.Registration for McBRAT Poker Ride - Buchanan Park
3:30 p.m.DJ James Lenz - Florence Park
4 p.m.Classic Car Cruise-In - Florence Park
4 p.m.MCBRAT Poker Ride begins
7 p.m.MCBRAT Poker Ride ends with BBQ - Boulders Inn & Suites
8 p.m.-midnightStreet Dance, Beer & Brats - Florence Park - music by Starfire

Sunday, July 29:

7 a.m.Registration for TRAWL - Florence Park
8 a.m.Tractor Ride Around West Lake begins
8 a.m.Pioneer Days 4-Person Scramble - Woodlyn Hills Golf Course
8 a.m.-noonCampus Women's Club Omelet Breakfast - St. Joseph Catholic Church
2-4 p.m.Creative Spirits - Boulders Inn & Suites

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