Aug. 14, 2006

Montrose celebrating 125th anniversary

By Lynda Jensen

Food, fireworks and the medallion hunt will highlight 125 years of history for Montrose Days this year, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20.

The city was incorporated in 1881.

The medallion hunt began yesterday (Sunday), and will run through Sunday, Aug. 20.

Clues will be available 3:30 p.m. daily at city hall.

Food will be offered by the Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as root beer floats sponsored by the Lionesses.

On Friday, the Suzuki Kids will play at the Community Center at 5 p.m.

The junior coronation and meet the ambassador candidates will take place 6 - 8 p.m. at the Community Center.

The evening will end with a street dance, from music by the “Deep Fried Tweeters.”

Saturday’s events will kick off at 8:30 a.m. with the annual doubles horseshoe tournament in Lions Park.

In addition, there will be a car show at the Methodist Church parking lot sponsored by the youth boosters from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The popular Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, which is state sanctioned, will begin at 1:30 p.m. Registration starts at 1 p.m.

Rounding out the day’s activities will be Sneaky Pete’s Garden Tractor Pull, set for 3 p.m.

Saturday afternoon, the Montrose Fire Relief Association will have its pork chop dinner at the Community Center. Dessert will be served by the Montrose Methodist Church.

Saturday evening will feature a street dance with music by “Cowboys in Sneakers.”

Fireworks will end the day at 10 p.m.

Sunday will feature the grand parade and coronation.

The parade will start at 1 p.m. with coronation to follow.

Coronation will be conducted after the parade at the Community Center.

Sunday will also feature the Lioness cake walk under the tent, and the Lions Club chicken BBQ dinner, served in the fire barn.

To finish off the evening, there will be a Lions Club street dance with music by “Smokin Gin” 3:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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