Freeborn residents prepare for their annual celebration

Published 10:15 am Thursday, June 3, 2010

Freeborn Days are just around the corner and this small town is getting ready for the festivities.

Freeborn Days will be held on Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12. Friday’s entertainment is the band It’s All BS outside TB3’s Bar & Grill on Park Street at 9 p.m. Part owner of the bar, Theo Beckmann, also works with the Freeborn Boosters Club organizing the events for the weekend.

“I just help organize,” Beckmann said. “I picked the bands.”

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For Saturday night Beckmann picked In the Fields, a band from Minneapolis. He said they’re very good, and they’ll be playing at 8:30 p.m.

“They play everything and make their own versions of songs,” Beckmann said.

He also likes It’s All BS because they’re a local band and they play a lot of variety. There will also be lots of events for kids, and all the proceeds will go toward next year’s fireworks fund. There wasn’t enough money this year for fireworks, but they hope to raise enough at Freeborn Days this year to pay for next year’s.

Saturday morning will start with the pancake breakfast at Legion Hall held by the Freeborn Boosters. The breakfast is a freewill donation. There will also be a bake sale during the breakfast. At the old schoolhouse there will be a craft fair as well.

There will be a jello eating contest, petting zoo, prizes and different foods on Saturday. The kids parade will be held during the day, and it’s a country-western theme. All kids under 12 can walk through the parade or ride their bikes.

Later Saturday night the firefighters and ambulance crew will hold their pulled pork supper. It’s from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the fire station. There’s pulled pork sandwiches, baked potatoes, corn, dessert and a beverage for $8 for adults. That includes two sandwiches. For children 8 and under the meal is one sandwich and sides for $5, or kids can get a hot dog and chips for $3.

Freeborn Days will be a celebration for the whole town, and anyone from the area is welcome as well.