Alden prepares for Morin Lake Days

Published 9:45 am Thursday, June 17, 2010

Friday, June 18

Noon: Morin Lake Days Medallion Hunt begins. Clues will be posted on the front door of City Hall each day until found.

1 to 3 p.m.: Lion’s Club fishing contest at Morin Lake.

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5 to 7:30 p.m.: Alden Boy/Cub Scout Troop 11 and Pack 11 serving supper by the lake. $6 a plate.

6:30 p.m.: Alden Legion Auxiliary kiddie parade on Water Street. Theme is “Proud to be an American.”

Evening: Sons of American Legion Softball Tournament or Homerun Hitting Contest at North Park.

Saturday, June 19

All day: Softball and volleyball tournaments at North Park.

All day: Food stand at North Park.

8 to 11 a.m.: Methodist Church women serving coffee and treats at the church.

9 a.m.: Morin Lake Days Fun Run. (Includes a 10K, 3-mile run and 1-mile run/walk).

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: LeVerne Carlson Fitness Center will be open for view.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Morin Lake Days Home Based Business Vendors will be in the multi-purpose room of the new south addition to Alden-Conger School.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Morin Lake Days luncheon in new south addition of school. Entertainment is AC Aces and the best of the “Alden Idol”. Open house of fitness center in school as well.

1 p.m.: Entertainment in the multi-purpose room of Alden-Conger School

7 p.m.: Morin Lake Days Parade. Grand marshals are the Alden Boy/Cub Scout members

8:30 p.m. to midnight: Teen street dance on Water Street.

8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.: Alden American Legion street dance. Enter through front door of the Legion or north end of the alley.

Dusk: Morin Lake Days fireworks over Morin Lake.

Sunday, June 20

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lion’s Club pancake breakfast at the Alden-Conger School cafeteria.

9 a.m.: Morin Lake Days worship service at the Morin Lake boat landing.

All day: Softball tournament and food stand at North Park.

Area residents are sure to keep busy the weekend of June 18-20 during Alden’s Morin Lake Days — which is also celebrating 100 years of Boy Scouting.

Events kick off Friday, June 18, with the start of a medallion hunt at noon, followed by a fishing contest and supper served by local Scouts. The fishing is sponsored by the Alden Area Lions and people can register at the picnic shelter by the beach at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded and those interested must bring their own equipment and bait.

Also that day is a kiddie parade, tractor pull and softball tournament.

The museum in Alden has been remodeling and will be open all weekend for people to see the improvements they have made so far.

On Saturday, the tournament will continue.

On Saturday morning, June 19, there will be a fun run, consisting of either a 10K, three-mile run or one-mile run/walk. Contact Janet Poeschl at 874-3754 with questions about signing up.

There will be various other events that morning as well, including a luncheon, entertainment and a show with home-based business vendors. The luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be held in the new wing of the Alden-Conger School. There will be entertainment by the AC Aces and the best of the “Alden Idol” contest. There will also be an open house of the fitness center.

At 7 p.m. will be the Morin Lake Days Parade with the Alden Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts as the grand marshals. After the parade, there will be two dances, one for teens and one for adults, along with fireworks at dusk over Morin Lake.

“We encourage people to come for fireworks and the parade,” city clerk Donna Schmidt said.

Schmidt also said the kid’s fishing contest is popular.

“Kids really seem to enjoy that,” Schmidt said.

On Sunday, June 20, the softball tournament will continue.

There will also be a Lion’s Club pancake breakfast and a worship service for the whole community at the Morin Lake boat landing. The breakfast is at the school and proceeds benefit the Alden Historical Society’s World War II Veterans’ trip. It’s a freewill offering and the breakfast is serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, milk and coffee.

“The worship by the water is always a neat experience on Sunday morning,” Schmidt said. “It’s so peaceful and quiet. There’s also going to be special music with the Good Time band.”

This year the “Great Dane Shoot” will not be held. The contest had been held each year during Morin Lake Days as a sharpshooting contest.