Freeborn Days and play top weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 10, 2001

Saturday would be a great day to spend in Freeborn, as there are enough Freeborn Days events planned to keep a family busy from dawn until well after dark.

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Saturday would be a great day to spend in Freeborn, as there are enough Freeborn Days events planned to keep a family busy from dawn until well after dark.

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The event is kicked off by a free pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., followed by garage sale from 8 a.m. until noon. A golf tournament will be held at the Oakview Golf Course beginning at 11 a.m., and a tractor rodeo and antique tractor show at 1 p.m.

A coin hunt for kids will be held at 1:30 p.m., followed by children’s games from 2 to 4 p.m.

A pork chop feed, sponsored by the Freeborn Fire Department, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainers Dunell Lenort, Dale Grotsun and Al Batt will present a program from 6 to 7 p.m. A youth Dance featuring &uot;Uptown Sound&uot; will be held at the school from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $2.

An adult dance featuring the D.C. Drifters will be held in the fire hall from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.. Cost is $3.


Friday, May 11

Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm will hold a spring open house Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free drawings, daily specials and refreshments will be offered.

Hilltop Greenhouse is located two miles north of Hollandale on County Road 28, then 1/4 mile west at the sign.

The Albert Lea Community Theatre presents the children’s play, &uot;Miss Nelson is Missing,&uot; at 7:30 p.m. Based on the well-known children’s books, it is the story of a first-year teacher’s unique approach to bringing a rowdy class into line.

The show features several local youths. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $6 for students, and are available at the box office or by calling 377-4371.


Saturday, May 12

Freeborn Days events will be held from 7 a.m. to midnight.

Albert Lea letter carriers, in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, and the local United Way, will participate in a National Food Drive. The letter carriers will collect food at or near your mailbox during the normal delivery of mail on Saturday. Donations can also be dropped off at the Albert Lea Post Office.

The collected food will be weighed at the post office and immediately released to the Albert Lea food shelves for distribution.

Bergdale Harley-Davidson will hold a free hog roast and ride-in bike show to celebrate their 16th anniversary. Hot roast, potato salad, beans and pop will be served beginning at 11 a.m.

Sign-up for the ride-in bike show is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each participant will receive a free cap. People’s choice trophies for first and second-place will be awarded at 2 p.m.

Specials will be offered during store hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is located at 905 Plaza St., Albert Lea.

Hilltop Greenhouse and Farm’s spring open house continues.

The Eagles will hold a benefit auction for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota beginning at noon at 205 W. William St. Hundreds of items donated by local merchants and crafters will be auctioned off, lunch and dinner will be served. For more information or to donate an item, call 373-0310 or 373-3501.

&uot;Making connections,&uot; an informational fair for women and girls, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea. Twenty exhibitors will offer information from child care to self-defense, speakers will address different topics throughout the afternoon.

The event is sponsored by the American Association of University Women and Community Education of Albert Lea Schools.

An open house will be held for newly-elected state FFA President Jeff Nelson. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Central Freeborn Lutheran Church: north on County Road 20 to County Road 88. Hosted by The Albert Lea FFA Chapter and Lynn and Gale Nelson.

Albert Lea Community’s production of &uot;Miss Nelson is Missing&uot; will begin at 7:30 p.m.


Sunday, May 13

The Sunset Saddle Club will hold an open horse show beginning at 8 a.m at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. The club expects over 500 entries in Halter, Pleasure and Game classes. The event is free and open to the public.