Hay Raze will be held Saturday in Lake Henry

This article submitted by Erin Aagesen on 6/14/00.

Lake Henry will continue its tradition of rolling hay bales, playing baseball, and conducting their own version of the Olympics this weekend. The fifth annual Lake Henry Hay Raze will take place on Saturday, June 17.

The one-day festival will begin at 9 a.m. with a volleyball tournament in Lions Park. Teams must pay a $60 entry fee to participate. Monetary prizes will be given out for the first, second, and third place teams. Call 320-243-4546 to sign up.

At 11 a.m., the kiddie parade will begin. The parade will start by the ball park and run along Second Street. Events must be non-motorized. There is no entry fee, and prizes will be given out for the first, second, and third place winners.

Immediately following the kiddie parade, there will be a little league baseball tournament. It will be a round robin, with teams from Lake Henry, Regal, St. Martin, and Spring Hill.

At 1 p.m., the Lake Henry Old Timers baseball game will take place in Lions Park. Anyone who has played for the Lakers in the past is eligible to play. Two teams will be made out of those that come. Show up that day or call 320-243-3945.

Teams can participate in the Hay Raze Olympics at 4 p.m. An obstacle course will provide interesting challenges, like running in snorkeling gear, using a plunger to move forward while sitting on a toilet, and trying to run after spinning around a baseball bat. There will also be a hula-hoop competition, a hay bale roll, and a three-legged sack race.

Team size is unlimited, although each team must have four members participate in each event. The entry fee is $65 per team. The first, second, and third place teams will receive monetary prizes. Call 320-243-3004 to sign up.

The band Kid Hollywood will entertain the crowd from 8 p.m. until midnight with a dance in Lions Park. The cost is $3 before 8 p.m. and $5 after.

At 11 p.m., raffle prize winners will be announced, though they need not be present to win. Tickets for the raffle will be sold for $1 throughout the day.

A portion of the proceeds from the day will be going towards the chemotherapy unit at Paynesville Area Health Care System. For more general information, call Cindy Hess at 320-243-4546.

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