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Paynesville Press - June 1, 2005

Summer festivals in area throughout June

By Michael Jacobson

Manannah Daze
Manannah Daze - sponsored by the Manannah Sno-Cruisers and the Manannah Hilltop Tavern - will be held on Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11. A karaoke night (from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) on Friday at Hilltop Tavern will start the events.

Saturday's events include: a flea market (starting at 8 a.m.); volleyball tourney (starting at 9 a.m.); parade (starting at the church at 10:30 a.m.); kids pedal tractor pull (for ages 4-11 after parade); three-on-three basketball (following tractor pull); bingo (12 noon to 3 p.m.); horseshoe tourney (starting at 1 p.m.); church service (4 p.m.); old-time music (4 to 7 p.m.); and street dance with the Rentals (8 p.m. to 12 midnight).

Lake Henry Hay Raze
Lake Henry will host its tenth annual community celebration, Hay Raze, on Saturday, June 11. Events will start with a kiddie parade at 9:45 a.m. Both the Little League baseball tourney and the volleyball tourney will start at 10 a.m. And the lawnmower pull will begin at 11 a.m.

The Hay Raze Olympics - complete with bale jumping and tossing - will start at 3 p.m. Live music from Hermie Kampsen and Francis Olmscheid will be staged from 4 to 7 p.m., and a dance with Diamond-back will be held from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight. Concessions will be available throughout the day.

Town and Country Days
Town and Country Days - with the theme "Small Town Pride" - is coming to Paynesville from Saturday, June 18, to Wednesday, June 22.

On Saturday, June 18, a mini triathalon will be held with canoeing from Rice Lake to Lake Koronis, biking around Lake Koronis, and running on Old Lake Road. (See Sports Briefs on page 1B.) The Paynesville Area Center will host a meal from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and a street dance (with a beer garden) will be held on Augusta Avenue with the Chelsea Hartmann Band starting at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Peepers Picnic and the annual car show will be held at the Gazebo Park from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Little Miss and Mister Dairy Queen Contest will be held at 2:30 p.m. An open house at the Paynesville Area Historical Museum will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and the Paynesville Radio Controllers will stage a demonstration of remote-control airplanes at 6:30 p.m. at their field on Co. Rd. 33 a couple miles north of town.

On Monday, a seniors' dance (with polkas and old-time music) will be held at the Paynesville Area Center from 4 to 7 p.m. And the Miss Paynesville pageant will be held at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Paynesville Area High School.

On Tuesday, the pet show will be held at 10 a.m. at Washburne Court, the carnival will start in downtown Paynesville at 12 noon, and the kiddie parade (from the Gazebo Park to Washburne Court) will start at 3 p.m. In the evening, at 7 p.m., the pedal tractor pull (for kids ages 4-11) will be held on James Street. Advance ticket sales for the carnival are available at the local financial institutions and grocery stores.

On Wednesday, the carnival and food booths will open again at 12 noon in downtown Paynesville, and the grand parade (from the Industrial Park, down Washburne Avenue, in front of the elementary school, and ending at St. Louis Catholic Church) will start at 7 p.m.

There will also be a medallion hunt, with clues in the Press (6/15), Press Plus (6/19), and Press (6/22).

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