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Grand Meadow’s Meadowfest starts Friday

Grand Meadow’s annual Meadowfest celebration runs this weekend from Friday through Sunday. The 155-year-old small town will have plenty for visitors to enjoy.

“This event is special because practically everyone in the community, plus their families, participates,” said Meadowfest Event Coordinator Greg Lamp.

This year’s event will feature a 5K run, a car show, barbecue, live music, and volleyball, softball and kickball tournaments. Visitors will also get an opportunity to see the new exhibit at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall.

Lamp said that an all-school reunion would be held this year for alumni of Grand Meadow schools. These reunions are held every five years during Meadowfest.

“Meadowfest is a fun event with small town hospitality,” Lamp said. “We have music, youth-related events, and food in a friendly environment. It’s a laid-back festival without the hassle and hustle-bustle of the larger towns and cities.”

Schedule

Times and event are subject to change

Friday

•Sidewalk Chalk Coloring Contest and Story Time in front of the Grand Meadow Health Care Center, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

•Treasure/Scavenger Hunt at the Grand Meadow Public Library, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Kid’s/Family Fun Night at the Grand Meadow School Gym, 6 to 8 p.m.

•Football Skills Challenge at the Beer Garden, 6 to 9 p.m. Contact Troy Gilbert at 507-279-9181.

•Under 12 Kids’ ½ or ¼ Mile Fun Run at the Grand Meadow School Track, 6:15 p.m. Contact Lisa Glynn at 507-754-4376.

•Bingo at the Meadows Assisted Living, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

•5K Run-Walk at the Grand Meadow School, 7 p.m. Contact Lisa Glynn at 507-754-4376.

•Live performance by County Line Drive, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

•All School Reunion. Contact Tom Egan at 507-754-6116.

Saturday

•Coffee and Bake Sale at the Grand Meadow Community Center, 8 to 10 a.m.

•Book Sale and Quilt Raffle at the Grand Meadow Public Library, 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Alicia at 507-754-5859.

•Meadowfest Car Show at the Grand Meadow Business Center Parking Lot, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Brian Hanson at 507-438-3492 or Dan Sween at 507-251-9755.

•Grand Army of the Republic Hall Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•Community Art Show at the Meadows Assisted Living10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Sonja Slater at 507-696-8139.

•Lions Chicken Feed at the Beer Garden, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Kids’ Inflatable Toys at Veterans Memorial Park, noon to 6 p.m. (closed during parade).

• “Minnesota in the Civil War” at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall, 1 p.m.

•Parade, 2 p.m. Contact Fran Baudoin at 507-259-7309.

•Football Skills Challenge at the Beer Garden, 3 p.m. to close. Contact Troy Gilbert at 507-279-9181.

•Money Sand Pile at Veterans Memorial Park, 3:30.

•Mud’n in the Meadow, Northwest edge of Grand Meadow, 3:30 p.m. Contact Jim Richardson at 507-754-4455.

•Kids’ Pedal Pull at Veterans Memorial Park, 3:30.

•Live performance by Diesel Drive, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

•Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament at Grand Meadow City Park. Contact Ben Thorsen at 507-208-2007, Adam Knutson at 507-273-6813, or Skjenke Bom Lounge at 507-754-5050.

•Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at the City Ball Fields. Contact Jason Boe at 507-438-5051.

•All School Reunion. Contact Tom Egan at 507-754-6116.

Sunday

•Ecumenical Church Service at the Grand Meadow School Cafeteria, 10 a.m. Contact Dorothy Jacobson at 507-754-5423.

•Community Art Show at the Meadows Assisted Living, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Sonja Slater at 507-696-8139.

•Open Bloody Mary Bar, 11 a.m.

•Church Dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Football Skills Challenge at the Beer Garden, noon to close. Contact Troy Gilbert at 507-279-9181.

•Grand Army of the Republic Hall Open House, noon to 3 p.m.

•Kids’ Water Fights by the Grand Meadow City Park, 1 p.m.

•Bean Bag Bash at the Grand Meadow Fire Department Beer Garden, 1 p.m. Sign up starts at 1 p.m. and bash begins at 1:30 p.m. $40 per team.

•Kids’ Kickball Tournament at Memorial Park, 3 p.m. Contact Shawn Sween at 507-923-0026.

•Flights Pooling Double Elimination Tournament, 3 p.m.

•Kids’ Candy Bar Bingo and Horse Races at the Beer Garden, 4 p.m.

•Live acoustic performance by Bob Schlief, 4 to 7 p.m.

•Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament at the City Ball Fields, contact Jason Boe at 507-438-5051.