Westbrook Fun Days begin Thursday
WESTBROOK -- What's going to put the fun in Fun Days this year?
How about an expo event with 25 vendors, two days of bingo and a presentation about gangsters?
Those are just a few of the new activities scheduled in conjunction with Westbrook Fun Days, scheduled for this weekend.
The celebration will kick off Thursday evening with the community barbecue and Evening of Praise.
During the annual scholarship program on Friday, five candidates will vie for the title of Miss Westbrook and an assortment of younger girls for the opportunity to be Little Miss Westbrook. Theme for the pageant will be "Many Faces" according to Joan Jorgenson, one the members of the Westbrook Women's Club that organizes the annual festival.
"On Saturday at the community center, we're going to have a Fun Day Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.," said Jorgenson about some of the new additions to the schedule. "There are going to be 25 vendors there. And to raise money for the library, they're having an 'everything-is-$6' sale done by this company out of Minneapolis that does a lot of fundraisers for hospitals."
Bingo is a popular activity at many area festivals, and Westbrook plans two days of bingo calling, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday under the tent in the city park.
"Minnesota's Gangster Past" will be presented by author Chad Lewis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Westbrook Community Center. The program is free and open to all ages.
The complete schedule of events is as follows:
5 to 6:30 p.m. -- Community Barbecue, Sanford Westbrook Hospital
7 p.m. -- Evening of Praise with dessert following, Westbrook Community Center
1 p.m. -- Heritage Health Care Foundation three-person golf scramble, Rolling Hills Golf Course
7 p.m. -- Miss Westbrook Scholarship Program, Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School auditorium
8 p.m. -- street dance, music by The Mixx, Loose Moose
8 a.m. -- city-wide rummage sale
9 a.m. -- Crazy Daze, Main Street; sand volleyball tournament, park
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Fun Days Expo, community center; library book sale and fundraiser, senior center
10 a.m. -- VFW baseball, high school baseball field
10:30 a.m. -- Summer Olympics, park
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Whopper Feed, park
11 a.m. -- school surplus fundraiser auction, proceeds going to band and choir trip and student athletic department, high school
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Westbrook Heritage House Museum open
11 a.m. to 1 a.m. -- beer garden open
Noon -- pedal tractor pull for ages 4-11
1 p.m. -- bingo sponsored by W.A.V., park; fun and games coordinated by high school volleyball team, park
1 to 2:30 p.m. -- Zoo Express
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. -- Good Samaritan Society open house and ice cream social
4 p.m. -- parade
5 p.m. -- Hardee's roast beef feed, park
7:30 p.m. --"Minnesota's Gangster Past," presented by Chad Lewis, senior center
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. -- karaoke by Movin' Melodies, park
Dusk -- fireworks
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Dad's Belgian Waffle brunch, community center
10 a.m. -- community church service, Trinity Lutheran Church
Noon to 6 p.m. -- beer garden open
1:30 p.m. -- bingo for all ages sponsored by W.A.V, park; adult bean bag tournament, park