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Sibley summer festival starts Thursday

SIBLEY, Iowa -- Rain and thunder ruined many outdoor plans this past weekend, but members of the Sibley Chamber of Commerce hope their four-day festival, "Good Ole Summertime," will bring out the sun.

SIBLEY, Iowa - Rain and thunder ruined many outdoor plans this past weekend, but members of the Sibley Chamber of Commerce hope their four-day festival, “Good Ole Summertime,” will bring out the sun. 

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday with a beach party for seventh- and eighth-graders at the Sibley Legion Hall. The proceeds will be donated to the Sibley Aquatic Center. Festivities are scheduled for various times Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning.
The annual parade lineup will start at 12:30 p.m. Saturday as marchers, floats and tractors will proceed down Sibley’s streets to Central Park.

The junior band will also play in the parade.
Interested participants can register for the parade at Ninth Street in front of Klaassen Realty.
“The more people that get involved in the parade, the more people that will come and watch,” said Sibley Chamber Director Sheryl Peters. “To have fun in good ole summertime, we should enjoy the park - that’s why the parade ends at Central Park.”
Food stands will also be in the park.
“Come and eat with those at Central Park,” Peters said.
A bean bag tournament, tractor show and the Pedal Tractor Pull are just a few of the events that will start after the conclusion of the parade.
The celebration will conclude Sunday with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Sibley Fire and Rescue.
The schedule of events is as follows:
Thursday
6-9 p.m.: Seventh- and eighth-grade beach party, food will be served
Friday
5-7 p.m.: Pork loin picnic, bonfire and outdoor games at Trinity Lutheran Church
6 p.m.: Beach Ball Relay Fun Run will start and end near the Sibley Swimming Pool
Saturday
9-11:30 a.m.: Fish Iowa (Sibley Pits), open to ages 7-14
9 a.m.: Kickball Tournament will take place at the Fairgrounds. Contact Sara Hibma to register at (712) 330-4721
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Food stands in Central Park will be open
11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Inflatable toys
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: McCallum Museum will be open
1 p.m.: Bean bag tournament will start at Robinson Park. To register, call Dustin Wollmuth at (712) 371-9447
2 p.m.: Parade followed by golf ball races on Main Street. Call (712) 754-2166 for racing tickets
3-5 p.m.: Mister Twister balloon artist
3-5 p.m.: Tractor Show in Central Park
3-5 p.m.: Pedal Tractor Pull on Eighth Avenue. Open to children ages 4-11
3-5 p.m.: Kids Water Fights and Fire Truck Rides on the basketball court in Central Park
6-8 p.m.: Cruise-In at The Beach House
9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Karaoke at Alley 7
Sunday
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Pancake breakfast sponsored by Sibley Fire and Rescue

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