Herald Journal - Enterprise Dispatch - Delano Herald Journal
Lester Prairie’s Prairie Days set for this Friday and Saturday

July 13, 2009

By Ivan Raconteur
Staff Writer

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Prairie Days celebration in Lester Prairie with fun for all ages will take place this Friday and Saturday.

The Prairie Days committee decided last fall to move the event from June to July. The other major change for the event will be the location.

In recent years, most of the events have taken place at the city park on the south side of Second Avenue South.

This year, most of the events will take place in the new downtown park near the intersection of Central Avenue and Juniper Street.

A new event this year is the kids treasure hunt sponsored by Herald Journal and Litzau Excavating.

A load of sand will be brought in and dumped near the big tent downtown.

Kids will have a chance to dig in the sand to find treasure in the form of coins and prizes.

This year’s activities include:

Friday, July 17

• beer and food available downtown starting at 4 p.m.

• softball contact Steve Dietel (320) 395-9877 or cell (612) 226-4124.

• city vs. country softball game, city park 6:30 p.m. contact Troy Feltmann (320) 395-4162.

• music by Diamondback 8 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday, July 18

• T-ball tournament

• softball contact Steve Dietel (320) 395-9877 or cell (612) 226-4124.

• Bean bag tournament 10 a.m. sign up, 11 a.m. start. Contact Dawn LaMott at the Dodge House (320) 395-2877.

• Fun run starting at Lester Prairie School 9 a.m. Contact Pam (320) 395-2909.

• kiddie parade sponsored by the Lester Prairie Business Association beginning at 11 a.m. Contact Troy Feltmann (320) 395-4162 (NOTE NEW DAY AND TIME).

• Kids Treasure Hunt - after the Kiddie Parade, downtown (NEW EVENT).

• Demo derby 12:30 p.m. near the compost site, open to compacts, full-size cars, mini vans, and trucks. Contact Bob (320) 864-6268.

• Little League games starting at 9 a.m.

• kids carnival from noon to 5 p.m. downtown.

• music by Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

• car show 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Lamott Schultz (320) 395-8465.

• parade starting at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jerry Christenson (320) 395-4284.

• Fireworks at dusk sponsored by First Community Bank of Lester Prairie.

• music by Silv-r 8 p.m. to midnight.

Sunday, July 19

• Sunday morning church service 9:30 a.m. under the tent (NOTE NEW TIME).

• Community Education breakfast 10 a.m. to noon at the school.


News and Information. Advertising and Marketing.