Lyle continues what it started before anyone

Published 10:49 am Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mower County will stay true to its roots this summer with Lyle Independence Days Celebration, the first of such celebrations in the county.

The festivities will be from Friday through Sunday and start with food specials at Lyle Liquor from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, a 7 p.m. beanbag tournament and music from 8 p.m. to midnight at Lyle Liquor.

Tradition continues Saturday with a favorite: the truck, tractor and semi pull at 10 a.m. on the south side of town and the Lyle Classic Car Show at the city park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And the party rolls on into the night with a street dance and music by Spin Drive.

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Sunday is jam-packed with events, including an all-day antique tractor display, 10 a.m. church service in the park, noon parade and games for kids and adults into the afternoon. Growing in popularity, the mud bog will be held again, too, at 1 p.m.

However, it’s not over until Little Miss Lyle has been crowned, followed by a 4 p.m. talent show and fireworks at dusk.

Admission to all events is free.