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‘There’s something for everyone’ – Summerfest returns to LeRoy this weekend

The LeRoy Commercial Club has planned another Summer Fest weekend jam-packed with activities this Friday through Sunday.

The fest has been put on for many years, committee member Patty White says.

“There’s been a celebration here for as long as I can remember,” White said. “It’s a way to bring the community together and to show some of the things we have here.”

On Friday, there’s a variety show and a bean bag tournament and Saturday events run all day, starting at 8 a.m. with a volleyball tournament to 9 p.m. music with Luke ‘N Bob Texas. Sunday will feature a grilled chicken dinner and the grand parade.

“There’s something for everyone,” White added.

The festival is a good chance for people to come and get together, especially with high school reunions. White says there’s at least one reunion every year.

About 1,000 more people will filter into LeRoy over the weekend, she said.

Friday, July 15:

5:30-7:15 p.m. – Lion’s Club Supper, Walking Tacos, at LeRoy-Ostrander School Commons.

6 p.m.: Bean Bag Tournament, on South Broadway by Travel Lanes.

6:30 p.m.: Frog, Toad, and Turtle Races, Bike Trailhead Parking Lot.

7:30 p.m.: Variety Show by LeRoy Community Theater at LeRoy-Ostrander High School Gym.

8 p.m.: 5K Run/Walk with Glow Sticks, LeRoy Pool Benefit, Contact Elaine Mills at 507-440-0674.

Saturday, July 16:

8 a.m.: Neil Yost Memorial Co-Ed Volleyball Tourney, South Park, Contact Dave Evans, 507-421-3065.

8 -10 a.m.: Free Continental Breakfast and Open House at Wildwood Grove.

9 a.m. -Noon: LeRoy Farmers Market, located by LeRoy Art Center.

10 a.m. -1 p.m.: LeRoy Public Library Open House

10 a.m. -Noon: Container Gardening Contest at South Park, accepting entries from 9 to 10 a.m.

10 a.m.: Kid Power Sanctioned Pedal Tractor Pull at South Park.

11 a.m. -1 p.m.: Lunch & Pie & Ice Cream Social by First Presbyterian Church at Community Center

11 a.m. -2 p.m.: 14th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show by Son’s of the American Legion at South Park, Registration begins at 10 a.m.

11 a.m. -3 p.m.: Kid’s Carnival Games by Lutheran Social Services at South Park

Noon: 6th Annual Ray Kiefer Memorial Tractor Pull at Northern Country Coop, Registration begins at 11 a.m., Contact Jim Mossyge at 507-696-0559. Food Stand by Boy Scout Troop 84 during Pull-serving brats, hotdogs and fixings.

1 p.m.: Little Miss and Little Mr. Summerfest Contest at South Park; Check-In at 12:30 p.m., $5 entry fee; Judged on (1) Question, (2) Talent, (3) Attire; for ages 5 to 9 years.

1 p.m. -5 p.m.: Free Swim at LeRoy Pool.

2 p.m.: Bingo at South Park

5 p.m. -7 p.m.: Windsor Chop Supper at South Park (L-O Commons in case of rain), Musical Entertainment provided by Tim’s Mobile Music

9 p.m.: Luke ‘N Bob Texas, sponsored by Travel Lanes, on South Broadway by Travel Lanes.

•Cub Scout Pack 84 serving Sno-Cones at South Park.

Sunday, July 17:

10 a.m.: Joint Ecumenical Church Service at South Park.

11 a.m. -1 p.m.: Grilled Chicken Dinner, sponsored by LeRoy Fire Department, at Fire Hall.

2 p.m.: Grand Parade, Contact Patty White at 507-324-5707.

Following the Parade: Free watermelon, Kiddy Train Rides, & Music by JJ’s Pickup Band at South Park, $.10 Ice Cream Cones will be available at BP Food Shop and K & H Classic Stop, served by The Mower County Dairy Princess and Court Members.

All weekend:

•ADA Malt Booth, Sponsored by FFA Alumni, located by LeRoy Art Center.

•$1 a Game Bowling at Travel Lanes.

•Vendors in South Park, Contact Dave Perkins at 507-273-5815.

•Dunk Tank, $3 for 3 balls.