Corn feed, BARK Day on tap in Brownton

The weekend of Aug. 8-10 will be a busy one for Brownton, with the Brownton Lions Club annual corn feed Friday night, Aug. 8, the Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) day Saturday, Aug. 9, and the Region 7C amateur baseball tournament all weekend.
The Brownton Lions Club’s annual corn feed will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brownton Community Center. The meal includes sweet corn, hodt dogs, baked beans, potato chips, milk and coffee.
In conjunction with the corn feed, there will be kids activities, including the 40&8 train rides, as well as a kids’ pedal pull. Registration for the pedal pull starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the pull at 7 p.m.
Saturday’s BARK activities include a human foosball tournament, a bean bag tournament, a buffalo chip toss, 5K fun run/walk and kids dash, inflatable rides, pony rides, clown town and a street dance.
Team registrations for the human foosball tournament, which replaces the traditional kickball tournament, are open through Aug. 7 by calling Shannon Jerabek at 320-328-4239. Registration is $100 per team. There will be payouts to the top three teams, based on an eight-team tournament. Participants must be 15 or older.
The bean bag tournament will be played regardless of weather, either outdoors or in the Brownton Area Civic Center. There will be a 90 percent payback to the top six teams, based on 32 teams.
The entry fee is $30 per person. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Official rules and registration information may be obtained by calling Todd Kalenberg at 320-582-1605.
The 5K starts at 8 a.m. For more information, e-mail Stef Gronlund at gronlund@hutchtel.net.
The inflatable rides will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; pony rides, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; an exhibition foosball game for kids 14 and under, noon; and clown town, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The buffalo chip toss will be held at various times throughout the day.
A vendor fair will be held in the old wrestling room at the civic center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The day’s events will be capped with a street dance in front of the Brownton Bar & Grill, featuring Papa Shaw, from 8 p.m. to midnight.