By Pat Maurer
Despite the lack of a carnival at the Farwell Labor Day Celebration this year, loads of events are planned for the fairgrounds in Farwell next weekend.
The Exhibit Barn will be open beginning on Friday at 3:00 p.m. for anyone who would like to display their items.
Committee Chair Gina Hamilton said, “We are opening up the grounds to the community if they want to bring in yard sale items during the Village Wide Yard Sale. We will have 20×20 spaces available for $10.00 for the whole weekend (Friday – Monday). For more information, call Bob at 989-339-5635.”
She reported that on Saturday, the Pet Parade will be held at the entertainment stage at 12:00 noon. The bicycle drawings will follow at 1:00p.m. and the “School of Rock” will be on the stage beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Kids’ games and activities are also scheduled Saturday from 11:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The “Red Hat Strutters” will be on the Entertainment Stage at 6:00 p.m. and the Figure 8 Derby will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the annual fireworks following at dusk.
Monday, the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. (sign up begins at the Little League Field at 8:30 a.m.)
The theme for this year’s big parade is “Home of the Free”.
Hamilton said, “The Farwell Labor Day Committee would like to advise the community that although we will not have a carnival this year, we hope that they will bear with us as we look to the future for ways to enhance the Labor Day Celebration tradition.” She said the committee was unable to get a company to put on the annual carnival this year.