Borderfest to include activities for all ages

Published 9:06 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

EMMONS — Emmons Borderfest will span two days this year and feature music, a parade and other activities.

A dance kicks off the weekend at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 with music from well-known group the Johnny Holm Band.

Festivities on Aug. 12 begin at 9 a.m. with a senior citizens’ bake sale at Emmons Senior Center.

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A parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Lineup for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Lutheran church.

This year’s grand marshal will be Ray Folven. Folven has served the country 32 years actively, both part time and full time. He has served the last 15 years full time, and has been deployed four times during his military career.

The library and museum will have a book sale, and a children’s pedal pull will also take place. A classic car, truck, tractor and motorcycle show is from noon to 2:30 p.m. in downtown Emmons — registration begins at 10 a.m.

Awards with numerous door prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. downtown.

A car and motorcycle cruise begins at 4 p.m. downtown, and a pork chop supper for Emmons Sons of the American Legion and Emmons Commercial Club is from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Musician Casey Muessigmann will perform at 8:30 p.m.

Muessigmann, of Spencer, Iowa, has performed at Tree Town Music Festival and was a runner-up on “The Voice.”

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