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Schedule set for this year’s Glencoe Days

The Glencoe Days committee has announced the line-up for this year’s celebration.
On Thursday, June 23, there will be carnival night midway amusement rides starting at 5 p.m.
The event officially kicks off Friday, June 24, with most events at Oak Leaf Park. Amusement rides and the food stands will open at 5 p.m., along with the annual corn feed sponsored by Seneca Foods. Bingo will be played in Shelter 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. The Cutting Edge will sponsor a “People Peepers” craft event, also at 5:30 p.m. Events at 6 p.m. include GaGa Ball, sponsored by Subway, and Hammerschlagen, sponsored by the Glencoe Woodworking Club, which will continue until 9 p.m. The Glencoe Brewers will take on the Plato Blue Jays at 7 p.m. Buffalo Creek BMX will host Olympic Day at Sterner Park, with registration starting at 6 p.m. and the event following at 7 p.m. A men’s slow-pitch softball tournament, sponsored by Unhinged! Pizza starts at 7 p.m. Live music by Ladies of the 80s will be offered from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Saturday, June 26, has a full day’s worth of activities. Glencoe Regional Health Services will again sponsor a two-mile fun run and walk. Registration will be at Shelter 4. The run starts at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Free T-shirts will be given.
Also at 9 a.m., the mud volleyball tournament starts (teams can register by calling 320-864-5490 by June 20); the food stands open; and the slowpitch tournament resumes. There are two 10 a.m. events — a free fit club (group workout) sponsored by Panther Point Nutrition, and a hula hoop contest sponsored by Snap Fitness. The amusement rides also open at 10 a.m.
The kiddie tractor pull starts at 11 a.m., with registration opening at 9 a.m. Bingo resumes in Shelter 1 at 11 a.m.
The annual Glencoe Days parade is set for 3 p.m. The route is on 14th Street from Pryor Avenue to Ives Avenue, then north to 16th Street and then back to Pryor Avenue.
Pie in the park will be offered by the Glencoe Preservation Society at 4:30 p.m. The Emmanuel Lutheran rib feed starts at 5:30 p.m. Also at 5:30 p.m. are bingo in Shelter 1 and a kids’ beach party. The firemen’s challenge, hosted by the Glencoe Fire Department, starts at 6 p.m. Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight will be by the The Farmer’s Daughter, as well as the K102 Pre-Heat Party, part of the Glencoe Fire Department’s Heat in the Street celebration.
Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.
On Sunday, June 26, at 1 p.m., the Minnesota Miller BEEP baseball competition will return to the field near Coborn’s. It is sponsored by the Plato Lions Club.
Updates and a complete listing of activities can be found at www.glencoemn.org.