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Bricelyn festival kicks off Friday

Published 9:28am Wednesday, July 3, 2013

BRICELYN — The 56th annual Fourth of July Celebration in this community starts Friday and will feature activities for all ages.

Events kick off with a pie and ice cream social from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Bricelyn Senior Center. Friday also marks the first day of a medallion hunt.

New on Saturday will be a car, tractor and motorcycle show from noon to 4 p.m., with a parade at 1 p.m.

Also on Saturday, there will be the Ron Sander Memorial Run, a parade, music in the park, a horse show, volleyball tournaments, a cribbage tournament and a chicken barbecue, among others.

In the park after the parade will be kids games, chainsaw carving demonstrations, a petting zoo and Sammy the Balloon Lady.

A variety show will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bricelyn Lutheran Church, and fireworks will begin at dusk.

The weekend will close Sunday with a firemen’s pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. and a worship in the park at 9 a.m.



Friday, July 5

Rendezvous runs all weekend

Medallion hunt begins

• 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Pie and ice cream social at the Bricelyn Senior Center

• 8 p.m.: Music by Gus Courrier at the American Legion Club

• 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Late-night swim for teens


Saturday, July 6

• 8 a.m.: Ron Sander Memorial Run

• 9 a.m.: Volleyball tournaments

• 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Registration for the car, tractor and motorcycle show

• 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.: Car, tractor and motorcycle show

• 1 p.m.: Parade

• After parade: Horse show, music in the park with Dunnell Lenort and Good Times Band, a cribbage tournament, a petting zoo, chainsaw carving demonstrations, kids games and Sammy the balloon lady

• 2 to 8:30 p.m.: Pool will be open

• 4 p.m.: Chicken barbecue

• 7:30 p.m.: Variety show at Bricelyn Lutheran Church

• 8 p.m.: Music at the Legion featuring Walking Eagle band

• 9:30 p.m.: Patriotic tribute

• Dusk: Fireworks


Sunday, July 7

• 7:30 to 11 a.m.: Firemen’s pancake breakfast

• 9 a.m.: Worship in the park