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Lakefield’s Summerfest fast approaching

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LAKEFIELD — Lakefield’s Summerfest celebration is in its final preparation stages for this weekend, and the biggest change in this year’s events is the change in venue.

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“Most of the activities are taking place around the fire hall, which is the biggest difference,” said Kelly Rasche, administrative clerk with the city of Lakefield.

A new event taking place this year will be a silent auction of hand-crafted benches.

“We built benches, decorated them, painted them and finished them,” Rasche said. “We modeled it after the silent auction at the Regatta with chairs, but we decided to use garden benches.”

Proceeds from the silent auction will go toward future Summerfest activities.

Otherwise, events will stay mostly the same as in past years, because — as Rasche said — “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.”

The full schedule of events in Lakefield are as follows:

Wednesday

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Auxiliary Salad Luncheon, American Legion Hall

6 p.m.: Little Ms. and Mr. Pageant, JCC Middle School

6 p.m.: Frogs Baseball Burger Feed at Stan King Field

7:30 p.m.: Sip ’n Paint, VFW Hall

7:30 p.m.: Frogs Baseball game vs. Heron Lake at Stan King Field.

Thursday

5 to 6:30 p.m.: Community Picnic at the Fire Hall (and bench fundraiser begins)

6:30 p.m.: Lions Bingo at the Fire Hall

9 to 10:30 p.m.: Late Swim at the pool.

Friday

5 p.m.: VFW Steak and Shrimp at the VFW Hall

5:30 p.m.: Pork Burger Feed at the Fire Hall

6 to 8 p.m.: Family Fun Night, Main Street

6 to 8 p.m.: Dunk Tank, Main Street

8 p.m.: Registration begins for Relay for Life Glo Run/5K walk, Fire Hall

8 p.m.: Dance at VFW Hall with music by The Nectorines

8:30 p.m.: Dance at the Shed Chill ’n Grille with music by the Tommy Gunn Band.

Saturday

8 a.m.: Rolls and Coffee, Legion Hall

9 a.m.: Show and Shine Car Show at the JCC Middle School Parking Lot

9 a.m.: Golf Tournament at the North Valley Golf Club

10 a.m.: Pet Show at Fire Hall

11 a.m.: Best Meal Deal begins (serving all day)

1 p.m.: Fun Run Motorcycle Ride at the Shed Chill ’n Grille

1 p.m.: Jackson County Historical Society Open House

2 p.m.: Grand Parade on Main Street

4 p.m.: Kids Tractor Pull on Main Street

5 p.m.: Beef Philly Feed at the Fire Hall

8:30 p.m.: Street Dance on Main Street with music by Decadence.

Sunday

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Pancake Breakfast at American Legion Hall

10 a.m.: Community Faith Concert at the Fire Hall

11 a.m.: Community Church Service at the Fire Hall

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Pork Loin Dinner with Ice Cream Sundaes at Immanuel Lutheran Activity Center

2 p.m.: Frogs baseball game vs. Truman at Stan King Field.

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