Wrenshall ready to ‘heat up the bricks’As the sun shines down on the historic brickyard community of Wrenshall this weekend, there’s no question that the action will be heating up, too, as Brickyard Days 2011 gets under way.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
As the sun shines down on the historic brickyard community of Wrenshall this weekend, there’s no question that the action will be heating up, too, as Brickyard Days 2011 gets under way.
The traditional family and community event kicks off with a host of events in the city park from 3-7 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 5. Crafters and vendors will showcase their wares and the Wrenshall track team will host a dunk tank. Inter-Faith Care Center will be calling bingo, and 11 trophies will be awarded during the evening’s car show. The track team will be serving up snow cones, the girls basketball team will be making root beer floats and mini-donuts and a food booth will be on hand as well.
Kids’ activities all weekend will include an inflatable slide, obstacle course, bungee trampoline, bouncy house, pony rides and more.
Friday evening will be capped off with live music by “New Relics” at the Boneyard Bar and Grill from 9 p.m. until closing.
A full day of activities is being planned for Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning with a pancake breakfast at the First Presbyterian Church from 7:30-10 a.m. Children are invited to participate in a free Kids’ Fun Run at the fire hall at 9 a.m., with registration from 8-8:45 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9:15 a.m.
The Wrenshall sixth-grade class will host a pie sale at the Wrenshall City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dale and Delores Dennie will be the 2011 grand marshals for the “Parade Down Broadway,” beginning at 11 a.m. Lineup will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m., and all entries are welcome to participate.
The Boneyard Bar and Grill will host a horseshoe tournament at noon with signup due by 11 a.m.
Following the parade, take in the performance dance demonstration in the park, the Wrenshall Fire Department open house and truck display (with free ice cream), a car wash sponsored by the Wrenshall cheerleaders, and the Wrenshall Area Historical Display at the Silverbook Town Hall.
Play a little three-on-three basketball in the city park and enjoy the old-time music of Lorren Lindevig from 12:15-12:45 p.m.
“The Magic of Jacob Roeber” will feature a “new, larger show” in the park from 12:25-1:30 p.m., and dance demonstrations will be given from 1:30-3:10 p.m.
A dueling pistols demonstration by Larry Luukkonen will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Silverbrook Town Hall, and everyone is invited to watch as local fire departments compete against each other in skill challenges in the park from 2-3:30 p.m. as part of the “Firefighters’ Challenge.”
The All-Class Get Together is planned in the front yard of the One Stop Market from 5-7 p.m., and everyone is invited to stop by to meet with old friends and classmates. Then dance the night away to live music by “Basement Sessions” at the Boneyard Bar and Grill from 9 p.m. until closing.
Throughout the day, Brickyard Days-goers are invited to stop by the barbecue tent, sign up for prizes and raffles, and meet Miss Brickyard Days Liz Baker and Brickyard Days Princess Natalie Peancy. The Wrenshall School Parent Board will also host a magazine/glossy paper collection at city hall.
For more information about Brickyard Days, go to brickyarddays.com.