Bricelyn to celebrate the 4th with 3-day festival

Published 10:27 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The 60th annual Bricelyn Fourth of July celebration will span three days this year and feature an array of family activities.

Events begin with a pork sandwich supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Bricelyn fire station. A free movie will also be that evening.

Registration for the Ron Sander Memorial Run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. A one-mile run or walk begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 5k run and walk at 9 a.m.

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Also at 9 a.m., co-ed volleyball tournaments begin at the city park.

A parade will be at 1 p.m. This year’s grand marshal is Lorraine Jacobson, who at 93 years old is the oldest living retired schoolteacher from Bricelyn. A horse show will be after the parade, as well as a cribbage tournament at the Bricelyn American Legion.

The activities on Saturday will also feature a balloon lady, bean bag tournament and other activities. Fireworks are expected at dusk. A dance at the Bricelyn Legion featuring the Walking Eagle Band begins at 8 p.m.

Events on Sunday begin with the annual Bricelyn Fire Department pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the station.

A community worship service will begin at 10 a.m. at the city park, featuring Sunrise and Joyful Noise. In case of inclement weather, the service will be at Bricelyn Lutheran Church.

A Bricelyn all-school reunion will be at noon Sunday at the Lutheran church.

Throughout the celebration, clues will be listed at Bud’s Cafe for the medallion hunt, and the Bricelyn Area Museum and little red schoolhouse will be open for public tours.

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