Valley Days Committee met March 27 to coordinate events planned for the celebration to be held June 22-23. Plans include:
On Saturday, June 22:
10 to 10:30 a.m.: Photo contest registration at the fire hall garage; contact Kate Baker for early registration or information, call or text her at 688-9822, email email@example.com.
Photo by Ann R. Swanson
Pancake supper Saturday
The annual Pancake Supper will be held this Saturday, April 6, at Akeley United Methodist Church on Akeley Road from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The supper is sponsored by Akeley United Methodist Women’s group. Proceeds will be used for local missions. The group supports the Russell United Church food pantry as well as packs baskets for shut-ins. The menu will include pancakes, Angove’s maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, homemade applesauce and beverages. The price will be by donation. The Sunday school will also have a bake sale so be sure to save time to visit the sanctuary. Pictured, Jason Morine wraps silverware at last year’s pancake supper. In the background are Doug Angove, Laurie West and Rick Setili in the kitchen.
11 a.m.: Parade. For early registration or information contact, Connie Tenney at 827-9462
noon: (approximately) following the parade: Chinese Auction downstairs of the fire hall; for more information call or text Alisha Neely at 964-8156 or Nicole Waychoff at 873-6985.
Princess Pageant: Upstairs of the fire hall; call or text Stephanie Sellen at 657-8594.
Cornhole Tournament. For registration or information, contact Tiffany Haehn.
1 p.m.: Mini Muscle Man: ages 4-9, located on the grounds at the fire hall, information contact Alisha Neely at 964-8156.
Bingo: located on the grounds at the fire hall; more information contact Lisa Johnson.
12:30-3 p.m.: Pony rides on the grounds; contact Connie Tenney 827-9462
Garland Community House Association; information call 563-4374
2 p.m.: Boy Scouts of America to present the Pine Wood Derby upstairs at the fire hall; text or call Kate Baker for additional information.
Kids Fun Booths opens; contact Brittany Baker at 436-7394
Singing competition: fire hall garage; text or call Dustin Sellen at 657-8593
Bouncy fun house opens
3 p.m.: Marty's Bubblegum Machine performs at the fire hall garage.
4-10 p.m.: Chinese Auction winners picked approximately 5:30
The Windy River Band plays from 5:30 to 9:30
After Dark: Fireworks by Jeff Gibson (approximately 10 p.m.)
On Sunday June 23:
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Craft and vendor show located at the fire hall garage; to sign up for additional information call or text Andrea Platt at 657-8788.
Grand Valley United Methodist Church, always opened for anyone wishing to attend the services
2-5 p.m.: Car Cruise In; for additional information call or text Heather Morris at 673-0330.
The Junior Fireman's Chicken Bus will be up and running! A fire safety demonstration will be presented. Frosty Jacks concession stand will be available. Little Professor will be out and about. And, a chicken barbecue will be held.
Other events still being worked out include a bake a pie contest, wood splitting contest, Grand Valley history display, caricature creations, a community trolley, garden tractor pulling and a child safety seminar.
As of yet, there is still room for additional events and displays. To participate in the craft/vendor show contact Andrea Platt to reserve your table. If there is something you would like to see, ideas you may have, something you would like to participate in, it's simple to connect with Valley Days: Call Stephanie Sellen at 657-8594, Missie Johnson at 758-6741, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Valley Days on Facebook.
The committee is excited to bring everyone a variety of things to do and see. Volunteers will be dressed in T-shirts with the Valley Days logo. They will have the answers to any question you may have, and a number of information posts set up for your convenience.