Freeborn Days is Saturday

Published 9:19 am Thursday, July 19, 2012

FREEBORN — Though the town’s festival has shortened to just a one-day event, there is still much planned in this small community for Freeborn Days. All events are on Saturday.

The day will kick off with breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. in the American Legion Hall. Donations will be accepted. During breakfast the Freeborn Area Cancer Committee will hold a bake sale in the Legion Hall.

There will be citywide rummage sales from 8 a.m. to noon. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. local 4-H’ers will have a food stand on Park Street.

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Then at noon there will be a children’s parade with a tie-dye theme. The parade starts in front of Farmers State Bank and goes through town.

Following the parade from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. will be a carnival on Park Street. For a $5 admission kids can go on the bouncy house, participate in the Jell-O eating contest and do many other games. At 3 p.m. will be the prize drawings.

From 2 to 5 p.m. historian Kevin Savick’s collection will be on display at the Legion. There is no admission fee.

From 5 to 7 p.m. will be the supper for the Freeborn fire and ambulance crews. Menu includes pork loin sandwiches, potato, vegetable and beverage. Cost is $8. A kid’s hot dog meal for ages 8 and younger is available for $3.

There will be no street dance this year during Freeborn Days, because there are too many other private functions going on at the time, said Sandy Anderson, a local resident and one of the organizers for Freeborn Days.