Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Parnell Duck Days July 10th

Parnell will be having its annual Duck Race & Festival on Sunday, July 10th at the Parnell Park.
At 10:00 a.m., there will be a church service at the Bandstand in the Park. The Rev. Don Ehlers of the Parnell United Methodist Church will be leading the service.
From 11-2 will be the United Methodist Church BBQ. There will be grilled pork loin, hamburgers, and hot dog sandwiches and plate meals including potato salad and baked beans served in the park. From 11:00 until its gone will be homemade ice cream and cookies at the Lions Shelter House. Proceeds will go to the Parnell United Methodist Church.
The parade will start at the Parnell School. Registration will start from 10-10:30 east of the school. For more information, people can call 986-2468 or 986-2102. Judging will be held at 11:00 a.m. Ribbons will be awarded in the following categories -- floats, costumes, autos, tractors, animals, 4-wheelers, bicycles, horses, and miscellaneous. Following the parade, the Mic-O-Say Dancers and the students of Miss Whitney’s Elite School of Dance will be performing.
From 12:30 to 3:30 will be the Ramblin’ Country Band from Gentry at the Bandstand. From 12:30-1 will be the Baby Show. Registration will be held beside the Bandstand. All babies from birth to 5 years may take part. For more information, people can call 986-2468. Announcement of the winners will be held on stage during the first band break.
The annual Duck Race will start on the Platte River at 1:30. People can buy a chance at the park or contact any Northeast Nodaway PTO member or 986-3330 prior to July 10th. Northeast Nodaway Board of Education members will collect ducks at the river. First place will be $100; second place will be $75; third place will be $50. You need not be present to win.
From 2:00 to 2:30 will be the Pet Show. Registration will be behind the bandstand and winners will be announced during the second band break.
The final event of the day will be a Bingo sponsored by the Parnell Park Board. It will follow the announcement of the raffle and race winners. For more information, call 986-2102.
There will be various activities held all day. The American Legion and Auxillary will be having a bake sale, drinks, and raffles for various prizes. Boy Scout Troop 131 will be having a pop ring toss and lollipop pull. The Northeast Nodaway PTO will be having a free bounce house and face painting for kids. The Northeast Nodaway FFA will be having their animal Bingo; you can buy a chance from any FFA member that day. The Northeast Nodaway Junior Class will be having a dunk tank. The Northeast Nodaway Freshman Class will be having snow cones. There will be open horseshoe pitching located in the park by the school; bring your own horseshoes. There will be a flea market; bring your own tables. For more information, call 986-3330. You can but three raffle tickets for a dollar for hourly prizes donated by sponsors of Duck Days. There will be a list posted at the park; you must be present to win.

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