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Lake Mills gears up for July Jubilee

Published 10:11am Friday, July 5, 2013

LAKE MILLS  — The 31st annual July Jubilee in Lake Mills will be July 12, 13 and 14 this year. The annual rendezvous will be set up once again on South Mill Street and activities for the whole family are planned around town.

On Friday evening there will be a street dance featuring Pop Rocks and also music and karaoke at Cruiser’s Route 69. During the day there will be sidewalk sales and a bake sale at the Truman Helgeson Civic Center. A wine tasting will take place at the 1901 Victorian House. The tasting is a fundraiser for the Lake Mills Area Historical Society. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and costs $12. The price includes a keepsake wine glass, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday will begin with a run/walk starting at Stutzman Physical Therapy. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Following the parade there will be a community picnic, tot triathlon, tractor show, ATV mud bog and a tractor pull. The evening entertainment will be a street dance with music by Sell Out Stereo and karaoke at Cruiser’s Route 69.

The town festival wraps up Sunday with the annual radio-controlled airplane show at the airport and an open house at the Victorian House.

For more information or questions contact Lake Mills Chamber Development at 641-592-5253.


Schedule of events

Friday, July 12

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sidewalk sales

9 a.m. til gone: Bake sale by Senior Citizens at the Truman Helgeson Civic Center

3-5 p.m. 5K Run & Walk registration; pick up shirts and packets at Stutzman Physical Therapy

5-7 p.m.: Victorian wine tasting: Celebrating the new brick walkway and fountain at 1901 Victorian House, sponsored by the Lake Mills Historical Society

6 p.m. Recognition & Dedication for Chuck Nichol at Lake Mills Community School

6:30 p.m.: Concessions open, North Mill Street

7 p.m.: Beer garden opens

8 p.m. to midnight: Street dance featuring Pop Rocks

8 p.m. to close: DJ/karaoke at Cruiser’s Route 69


Saturday, July 13

7 a.m.: 5K Run & Walk registration

7:30 a.m.: 5K Run & Walk starts at Stutzman Physical Therapy

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sidewalk sales

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Flea market, craft sale and in-home business sale at Oakwood Park

10:30 a.m.: Parade

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Community picnic in Oakwood Park by Parents for DC

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Inflatable games

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. FFA Antique Tractor Event; LMCS South Parking Lot

12 p.m.: Tot triathlon registration

12:45 p.m.: Tot triathlon start time

Noon-3 p.m. Antique tractors show south side of LMCS

Noon-3 p.m.: Entertainment at the park

Noon: 3-on-3 basketball contest

Noon-2:30 p.m.: ATV mud bog registration

Noon-4 p.m.: Inflatable games at Oakwood Park

12:30 p.m.: Fire Department waterfall fight – North Mill Street

1-3 p.m.: Open house at 1901 Victorian House and Country School Museum

1-4:30 p.m.: Tennis tournament

3:30 p.m.: ATV mud bog

3 p.m.: Pedal tractor pull, ages 4 and up

7 p.m.: Beer garden opens and concessions

8 p.m.-midnight: Street dance featuring Sell Out Stereo

8 p.m.-close: DJ/Karaoke at Cruiser’s Route 69


Sunday, July 14

8 a.m.-noon: Pancake and sausage breakfast

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Radio controlled air show at the airport

1-3 p.m.: Open house at 1901 Victorian House