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|Paynesville Press - June 11, 2003|
T&C Days coming to Paynesville this week
Paynesville's annual community celebration - Town and Country Days - will be held this week starting on Saturday, June 14, and lasting to Wednesday, June 18. |
This year's festival - organized by the Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce - is the 54th annual event. Paynesville's community festival started in 1949 as Ice Cream Day, so named because at that time ice cream manufacturing was the leading industry in town. The name was changed to Town and Country Days in 1961.
Here's the lineup for next week's five-day community celebration.
Sunday, June 15
Monday, June 16
Tuesday, June 17
At noon, the carnival (Sam's Amusements) and food booths (Lions' hamburgers, fry bread, cheese curds, homemade pie, etc.) open on James Street west of Washburne Avenue.
The annual kiddie parade will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., with registration starting at 1:30 p.m. The parade will run from Washburne Court to the Koronis Manor.
On Tuesday evening, the kiddie tractor pull will be held on James Street east of Washburne Avenue, starting at 7 p.m. A quilt auction for the R.O.S.E. Center also will be held on James Street at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18
Town and Country Days will conclude with the grand parade on Wednesday evening, starting at 7 p.m. The parade will follow the same route again this year, starting in the Industrial Park, going down Washburne Avenue through downtown, running west past the elementary school on Mill Street, and ending at St. Louis Catholic Church. The Paynesville City Council has reminded parade entrants to bring candy but to hand it to spectators and not to throw it. Story about concerns.
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