Kiester Days packed with events for the whole family

Published 10:00 pm Monday, June 11, 2018

Kiester Days are set for June 21 through 24.

Events begin June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a free community meal at the Kee Town & Country Centre hosted by the Farmers Co-op Association of Forest City, Leland and Kiester.

According to a press release, the Kiester Days celebration offers all who attend a chance for some good summertime fun.

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The Kee Theatre will present a free movie, Disney’s “Enchanted,” at 7:30 p.m. June 21. The movie is rated PG.

The Kiester Historical Society Museum will be open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 22 and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 23.

A Machinery Hill will be at the Kiester Implement lot at Center and Fifth Street beginning at 5 p.m. All implements are welcome, both antique and newer. Those wanting to show their implements can bring their equipment to the lot prior to 5 p.m. June 22.

Machinery Hill will continue on June 23. The implements may also take part in the parade at 3 p.m. June 23.

A co-ed volleyball tournament begins at 9 a.m. June 23 at the Kiester City Park. Also beginning at 9 a.m. is a flea market. The fifth annual Glen Fure Memorial Horseshoe Tournament begins at 10 a.m., also at the park under the water tower.

Other activities at the park include a bounce house, the Boy Scouts and Venture food stand, face painting and hair coloring. The car and truck show will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Main Street next to the park. First- and second-place trophies will be given in five classes. A Participants’ Choice Award will be named, and door prizes will be given out to participants.

At 3 p.m. the big parade and kiddie/pet parade will begin with a shotgun start. The kiddie/pet parade will line up at the north end of the park and will go south on Main Street. The big parade lines up on Front Street at 2:30 p.m. There is no entry fee.

Horse and carriage rides will be given by Jake Jacobson following the parade. A bean bag tournament will take place in front of Forever Berma’s beginning at 4 p.m.

The Boy Scouts will host a pork chop feed from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kiester Legion.

A singles cribbage tournament begins at 7 p.m. at the Legion and at 8:30 p.m. Forever Berma’s will feature the live music of “The Plus Nine Band.”

Festivities on June 23 end at the Kiester Legion with their monthly steak and hamburger fry served from 5 to 8 p.m. Afterward will be a street dance featuring “Somethin’ Country.”

On June 24, an omelet breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to noon at the Kiester Legion. Proceeds go to the United South Central Legion baseball team.

The celebration concludes with a community church service at the Kee Theatre beginning at 10 a.m.

Primitive camping is available on the west and north lawns of the Kee Town & Country Centre. Those wanting to reserve a camping space should contact Rick Goemann at 507-294-3458.

Kiester Days are sponsored by the Kiester Civic and Commerce.