Family Fun Day events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Alice Pickering

Linwood Reporter

Linwood Family Fun Day is coming up Saturday, Sept. 8. The hours are long, activities are varied, and there should be something of interest for everyone.

Early events include a pancake breakfast and Helping Hand bake sale at 7:30 a.m. The 5K walk/run begins at 8 a.m. A perennial plant sale, sponsored by the  Linwood Golden Club, begins at 7:30 a.m.

A wide variety of craft and expo booths, food booths, and games for all ages will be located on the softball fields directly behind the Linwood Senior Center. Most events begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. A Flea Market in Four Seasons Park, will be open 8-5.

Pony rides and, petting zoo will both be located in the ball fields from noon to 4 p.m. There is a $3 fee.  House Hoppers are also open noon to 4 p.m.

A silent auction will be inside the Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A cake walk and fish pond will also be located inside.

History, More

The Anoka County Historical Society will have an information booth in the outside area. A re-enactment of an 18th century fur trading camp — the Rendezvous — will give visitors a taste of early era Minnesota.

Car and motorcycle buffs have a chance to show-off their cars and admire those of others.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Broadbent Park Pavilion.

The Ride-In Bike Show is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorcycles will be on display in the parking lot in front of the Senior Center.

Plan to stay for brunch, lunch or dinner. There are many food booths, including the ever-popular fire department booya, on sale from 10 a.m. until it is sold out. Boy Scout Troop 435 is selling bratwurst and corn on the cob from 11 a.m. until gone.

Musicians and entertainers will appear at the outdoor stage. Mary Hall is scheduled to entertain between 10:30-11:30 a.m. Angie Senger and her Country Classics music group will play several sets 1-4 p.m., interspersed with other on-stage activities.

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Award is to be presented during a 2 p.m. ceremon on the outdoor stage

The School Forest Photo Contest winner will be named at 3. An environmental education program is at 4 p.m. with a pie eating contest at 5.

A talent show follows at 6 p.m.

The fire department water ball contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the north end of Broadbent Park. The water ball competition is between fire departments from area communities.

The events conclude with the fireman’s dance from 8 to midnight. Fireworks will light the night sky at 9 p.m.

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