HOLDINGFOR DAZE 2009 JULY 10-11, 2009
RIDING THE RAIL TO HOLDINGFORD
FRIDAY, JULY 10
6:00-8:00 pm Mn Central Railroad Club HO Scale Model Train Display—City Center
6:00-10:00 pm Classic/Antique Car Show (on Main Street)
7:00-11:00 pm “Walk of Hope” Cancer Walk—Football Field or High School Gym
7:00 pm Announce city Father & Mother—St. Mary’s Church Basement
7:00 pm 500 Card Tournament—St. Mary’s Church Basement
7:00 pm Texas Hold’em Tournament—TK’s Restaurant & Lounge
SATURDAY, JULY 11
8:00 am Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament-Veterans Park
8:00 am (7:30 Registration) 5K Walk/Run—St. Mary’s Parking Lot
8:00 am (7:30 Registration) 1K Walk/Run---St, Mary’s Parking Lot
8:30-9:30 am Drop off Baked goods for Baking Contest (judging 9:30-11:30)
9:30 am Mn Central Railroad Club HO Scale Model Train Display—City Center
10:00 am Miniature Tractor Pull
11:45 am Kiddie Parade
12:00 pm Large Parade
1:00 pm Pie Eating Contest
1:30 pm Quilt Auction
2:00 pm Cake Walk in American Legion
2:30 pm Hula Hoop Contest
2:30 pm Bingo at American Legion
3:00 pm Adult ATV & Lawnmower Tractor Pull
3:00 pm Bouja Bash---Tasting Contest
4:00 pm Polka Mass—St. Hedwig’s by Soldier Shrine-(Bring a chair)
5:00 pm Picnic Supper-St. Hedwig’s Church Basement
6:00-8:00 pm Square Dancing at American Legion
8:30 pm – 12:30 am Street Dance---Rambling Roads
9:00 pm Pot-O-Gold Drawing
10:00 pm Fireworks
*Softball Tournaments will be going all weekend.
*Inflatable games will run from 9:00-11:30 am and 1:00-6:00 pm.. Socks are required when entering the game.
*Mechanical bull running from 2:00-6:00 pm and 8:00 pm until Midnight.
*Crafters and Food Booths.
*Medallion Hunt the week leading up to Holdingford Daze. Clues on the Holdingford City website
*Youth only Volleyball Games from 2-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm till dusk at St. Mary’s Church grounds.
Contact Gloria @320-746-2766 for youth volleyball.
*FFA will sponsor a petting zoo.
*New this year: Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournaments at the Veterans Memorial Park. Come try out our new courts.
Contact Robbie at 320-249-4617 to enter your team.
Forms for the parades, 5K walk/run, and crafters can be picked up at area businesses or on the city website .
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In 2009 Holdingford is celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the first train arriving in town. To honor this event the Holdingford Lions and several local businesses have pooled their efforts and have built a wooden train. The size of each car is approximately 4' wide 6' tall and 8' long.
In four nights of work the group has changed a big pile of wood into a four car train. The cars include a locomotive, a coal car, a tanker and a caboose. Some finish work is still needed but the train will be ready to be in the Holdingford Dayz parade July 11th. After the parade it will be set up in for kids to play in and on it. A decision about whether it will be set up at Veteran's Park or the Trailhead Park is still under discussion.
The organizations sharing in the cost and effort include Headly Hardware, Scegura Insurance Agency, St. Rosa Lumber, Ron Schmidt Northwestern Mutual and the Holdingford Lions. Special thanks go to Berkon Outdoors for the use of their shop and tools to complete the work.
Lion Mike Higgins sanding the coal car.
Lion Val Pilarski working on the caboose.
Photos by Joe Christensen
For more information contact Joe Christensen 746 2619 or Al Leinen at St. Rosa Lumber