Thursday, June 21, 2012

Parnell to Hold Two Days of Festivities

Parnell will be holding its annual Town Festival and will hold two days of celebrations to mark their 125th anniversary on July 7th and 8th.
Events will kick off on July 7th. At 2, the 180 ATV Race will start at the Parnell Horse Arena, sponsored by the Parnell Fire Department. Registration will start at 1. For more information, call (660) 582-0223 or (660) 254-3430.
At 3, the Shimmy & Shake Dance Studio will perform at the Bandstand. From 4-8, there will be a flea market. There will be a $10 set-up fee to the Park Board; for more information, call (660) 986-3029.
At 4, there will be a Pet Show at the Bandstand. Registration will be at 3:30. For more information, call (660) 986-2281.
At 5 will be the Baby Show. Registration will start beside the Bandstand from 4-4:30. There will be four categories, 0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13-24 months, 25-36 months, and 37-48 months. For more information, call (660) 986-2468 or 2688.
Little Mr. & Miss Parnell will be chosen immediately following the baby show. Contestants must be 4-6 years old and have a Parnell address. Registration and contact information are the same as the baby show. Little Mr. & Miss Parnell will ride in the parade Sunday.
At 5:30, there will be a chuckwagon supper in the park with pulled pork, baked potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, and lemonade. Cost for adults is $8, $5 for 9-12. Children 8 and under are free. Proceeds go to the Parnell United Methodist Church.
At 6:30, there will be a mystery box auction at the bandstand sponsored by the Parnell United Methodist Church. Following that, there will be bandstand entertainment and a 50/50 drawing. People can buy chances for the 50/50 throughout the day and the drawing will be held just before dusk. You must be present to win.
At dusk, there will be a fireworks show presented by the Parnell Fire Department.
At 7:00 a.m. Sunday, festivities will resume with a free will donation breakfast at Burns Chuckwagon in the park. It will last until 9:30.
At 9, there will be a free car show south of the Legion Building. Registration will be from 9-11 and awards will be handed out at 3. Classes are Car Stock, Car Modified, Truck Stock, Truck Modified, Motorcycle, Tractor, and Special Interest. For more information, call (660) 582-9374.
At 10, there will be a church service in the park led by Rev. Don Ehlers of the Parnell United Methodist Church. From 10-6, the Flea Market will resume. From 11-3, there will be a BBQ sponsored by the Parnell Methodist Church, serving grilled pork loin, hamburgers, and hot dog sandwiches and plate meals, including potato salad and baked beans. From 11 until it’s gone, the church will also be serving homemade ice cream at the Lions Shelter.
At 11:30, the parade will start, beginning at the former school building. The theme will be “Celebrating 125 years.” Registration will be from 9:30 to 11 east of the school. For more information, call 986-2468 or 2688. 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 tribe will perform at the bandstand.
At 12, Dale Stoll and the Midnight Playboys will perform on the bandstand as well as Tony Brown performing guitar and “old time” music.
At 1, the “Pink in Parnell” Washer Tournament will be held. Registration will start at 11 and the tournament will start at 1. All proceeds will go to breast cancer research. This is sponsored by Cargill, Fred the Barber, and R&S Seeds. For more information, call (816) 244-8983.
At 1:30, the annual Northeast Nodaway PTO Duck Race will be held on the Platte River. Buy a chance on a duck at the park on Sunday or contact any PTO member. First place will be $100, second will be $75, and third place will be $50. You need not be present to win. For more information, call (660) 937-2628.
At 2, there will be a fire brigade for all ages at the firehouse. There will be a bingo for all ages during band breaks sponsored by the Parnell Park Board.
Throughout the day, there will be many different activities. The American Legion & Auxiliary will be having a bake sale, drinks, mugs, and raffles for various prizes. The Parnell Park Board will have a quilt raffle and Parnell 125 year t-shirts. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be having games. The Northeast Nodaway PTO will be having a free bounce house. The Northeast Nodaway FFA will be having their animal bingo; you can buy a chance from any Northeast Nodaway FFA member that day. The Northeast Nodaway seniors will have a game and the juniors will have hair and face painting. The freshmen will have a dunk tank and the 8th graders will have a pie-n-face. There will be another 50/50 drawing; must be present to win. Winners of the Legion Auxiliary, Duck Race, and 50/50 drawing will be announced after the last band number.

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