Weekend Planner: Borderfest leads warm-weather fun

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 7, 2001

Emmons’ Borderfest 2001 is expected to be one of the largest summer events in the area.

Thursday, June 07, 2001

Emmons’ Borderfest 2001 is expected to be one of the largest summer events in the area. This year, the festival includes a parade, street dance and midnight golf tournament on Friday. Saturday features a 5K walk, a sand volleyball tournament and car cruise culminating with a concert with the Killer Hayseeds until midnight. The weekend concludes Sunday with a community church service and antique tractor pull.

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For more information about Borderfest 2001, call the Borderfest Hotline at (507) 297-5900.

Here’s a look at the events planned in the Freeborn County area this weekend:

Friday, June 8

Noon-4 p.m. Mark Hall and Tim King exhibits at the Albert Lea Art Center.

6:30 p.m. Parade in Emmons featuring area marching bands.

8 p.m.-midnight: DJ street dance downtown

10:30 p.m. First tee times for the midnight golf tournament at Arrowhead Golf Course.

Saturday, June 9

8 a.m. through the day: Emmons citywide garage sale

9 a.m. Albert Lea Farmers’ Market opens in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free child safety event, including photo identification, at Dave Syverson Ford.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tim King and Mark Hall exhibits at the Albert Lea Art Center.

9:30-10:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K race/walk at Emmons City Hall.

10:30 a.m. 5K race/walk begins along stateline road.

12:30 a.m. Sand volleyball tournament begins at Gateway Park, Emmons.

1-3 p.m. Kids’ carnival at Gateway Park, Emmons.

7 p.m. Car cruise arrives downtown Emmons.

8 p.m.-midnight: Killer Hayseeds perform downtown Emmons.

Sunday, June 10

7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Albert Lea Cloverleaf Lions, in conjunction with the LakeView Lions, will host their annual Flight Breakfast at the Albert Lea Airport. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, milk and coffee will be served. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Pilots in command will be served free. Two World War II fighter planes will be on display. Proceeds will go to fund Lions’ projects.

10 a.m. Community church service, Emmons.

Noon-3 p.m. Antique tractor pull at Gateway Park, Emmons.

1:30-3:30 p.m. The Memories Band from Austin presents a free program of old-time waltzes, polkas and memory tunes at Edgewater Park. The musical group includes Ben Bednar Jr. of Austin on saxophone and clarinet, Susan Hays of Austin on keyboard, and Laverne Walheim of Glenville on drums.

2-4 p.m. Open house reception for Mark Hall and Tim King exhibits at the Albert Lea Art Center.

The American Bicycle Association sponsors a &uot;Race for Life&uot; bike race benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to be held Sunday, June 10, in Geneva at the Crossroads BMX track. Since 1980, the &uot;Race for Life&uot; campaign has raised over $2 million nationwide. This race is sponsored by the American Bicycle Association and will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Racers collect pledges and all proceeds help support research and patient aid for those individuals living with cancer.