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'Good Ole Summertime' set for this weekend in Sibley

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SIBLEY, Iowa — Summer is finally in full swing, and the community of Sibley is celebrating just that with its “Good Ole Summertime” celebration this weekend.

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The festival is poised to be another success, with events ranging from bean bag tournaments to golf ball races.

New events are also planned. “Bark for Life” will take place on Saturday morning — the event is very similar to “Relay for Life,” except it’s with dogs.

“The ‘Bark for Life’ event is something we haven’t done before,” Sibley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cheryl Peters said. “It’s going to be really fun.”

Inflatable toys for children, coordinated by the First Reformed Church’s Outreach Group, will also be added to the festivities.

A glow run will take place at 9 p.m. Friday to raise money for Eli Jansma. Before the run actually occurs, participants can play volleyball, tennis and more in Central Park before registering for the walk/run.

To pre-register, email Josh Wagenaar at jwagenaar@thegenerals.org.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday

5K Glow Run, donation proceeds for Eli Jansma

Saturday

9 to 11:30 a.m.: Fish Iowa (Sibley Pits) open to ages 7-14.

9 to 11 a.m.: Bark for Life “Relay for Life” with your dog, Central Park.

10 a.m.: Bean bag tournament.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Quilt Show and Ice Cream Social at UCC Congregational Church.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: McCallum Museum will be open.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Blow-up toys.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Food stands available in Central Park.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Poker Run registration.

1-6 p.m.: Poker Run.

2 p.m.: Parade, followed by golf ball races on Main Street

3 to 5 p.m., Face painting and balloon artist.

3 to 5 p.m.: Kids Water Fights and Fire Truck Rides on the basketball court in Central Park.

3 to 6 p.m.: Tractor Show in Central Park.

4 to 6 p.m.: Pedal Tractor Pull on Eighth Avenue.

6-8 p.m.: Cruise-In at The Beach House, musical entertainment by Lennis Harberts; the swimming pool will be open for Fun and Float.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Karaoke at Alley 7.

Additionally, shuttle service will leave from Central Park to downtown and back as often as needed starting at 3 p.m.

Sunday

8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Pancake breakfast.

2 p.m.: Blessing of bicycles and motorcycles at Central Park, Presbyterian Church.

For more information, contact the Sibley Chamber of Commerce, (712) 754-3212.

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