Holiday Festival coming up

SHERBURN – They will serve grilled burgers from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Sherburn American Legion. Everyone is welcome.

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There will be many events and activities at Sherburn’s annual Holiday Festival this weekend.

The fun will begin with the Sherburn Fire Department’s 15th annual “Finger Lickin Chicken Feed” planned from 5-8 p.m. Friday evening at the Sherburn fire hall. The menu will include chicken, sweet corn and beans. There will be music by Steve Lang from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Following the meal, there will be a free street dance featuring John Walters – “On the Rocks” DJ from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the fire hall. The dance is open to the public.

Activities on Saturday include an antique tractor and machinery show, sponsored by Prairieland Antique Tractor Association from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park. Sand volleyball and bean bag tournaments will begin at 11 a.m. in the park; bingo, cow pie bingo, inflatables, and food stands will start at noon; the “Classics by the Park” car show will get under way at 3:30 p.m.; the “BeeKays” will perform at a free street dance from 6-9:30 p.m.

On Sunday they will again have bingo, inflatables, food stands, beer garden and face painting in the park; a ‘Kiddie Parade’ will begin at 2:30 p.m.; they will have a petting zoo at 3 p.m.

The big parade will also start at 3 p.m. Because of street construction on North Prairie, there will be a slight change in the parade route this year. It will be one block east and will start on the north end of North Osborne Street, and will turn east on First Street and continue. The rest of the route will remain the same as in years past.

After the parade, a kids tractor pedal pull will be held at 4:30 p.m. There will be music in the park with SonGQuest to perform at 4 p.m., with “Forever Young” slated for 5 p.m. The raffle drawing for prizes will be held at 6:30 p.m.

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Don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the Holiday Festival drawing. They may be purchased at Bank Midwest in Sherburn, from any Sherburn Lions Club member, or at the Holiday Festival booth this weekend in the park.

So, remember to get your tickets, and if you’re name isn’t drawn on Sunday night and you don’t win a prize, your purchase of tickets will still make a difference as it will be used to help support the community for Sherburn projects and improvements.

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The following businesses and individuals are to be thanked for their sponsorship of all the entertainment and the car show at this years Holiday Festival: Behne Trucking, David Janssen and family, Earl and Charlotte Cordes, FCA, Manzey Pioneer Seed, NuWay, WFS, Rabbe Grain and Rosenberg Construction.

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The Red Cross bloodmobile collection goal was surpassed during the recent blood drive in Sherburn. Seventy-eight units of blood were collected.

A nine-gallon pin was given to Scott Kuehl and an eight-gallon pin was given to Eldon Madison.

Thank you to all those who gave blood.

Also thanks to those who furnished food and volunteered their time throughout the day.

The next blood drive in Sherburn will be Nov. 17.

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The quartet, SonGQuest, will lead the worship service Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sherburn. The quartet features Randy Rogers, Curt Korn, Brad Gerhardt and Jeff Hagen. All are welcome to join them for this service.

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Ryan Faber will be the featured entertainment at the “Sundaes in the Park” event at 6 p.m. Sunday evening at Triumph Memorial Park in Trimont.

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The Sherburn burn site will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. You must be a Sherburn resident to use the site.

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Immanuel Lutheran in Dunnell will hold its last June coffee hour from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dunnell Community Hall.

Come and enjoy good coffee and treats.

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Congratulations to Cordell Weber, a senior at Martin County West, who captured second place at the Minnesota Class A boys state golf tournament last week.

Also, congratulations to his sister, Logan Weber, who finished in 11th place overall in the girls’ state golf tournament.