You can’t go wrong in Wright this weekend
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
The Wrong Days in Wright Committee likes to brag that the popular celebration is “47 years old and still going!” And indeed, there’s a lot to brag about in this enduring small town celebration, featuring three days jam-packed with family fun and excitement.
Bargain shoppers can get a jump on the weekend by enjoying the giant rummage sale from 3-6 p.m. at St. John’s Church. A Steak Fry is planned at the Big Top from 4-8 p.m., sponsored by the Wright Fire Department and the Wrong Days Committee. Top your meal off with dessert at the Pie Social at Bethlehem Church from 5-7:30 p.m., and then stick around for the hilarity of the Pretty Legs Contest – for men! – from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Big Top.
Bingo starts at 8 p.m. at the fire hall, and the Cook Shack will be open from 8-10 p.m. featuring a new menu. Then be sure to keep the whole family around for the fireworks display at dusk.
Action is the name of the game on Saturday, July 21, beginning with a volleyball tournament. Anyone interested in participating should contact Leah Anderson at 218-348-8305. The Cook Shack will be open all day on Saturday, and crafters and vendors will be set up throughout the day at the Big Top.
All the excitement will focus on the Wrong Days in Wright Parade at 10 a.m., with lineup beginning at 9 a.m. next to Groth Lumber. Button drawings will take place immediately following the parade, and a smorgasbord will be set up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire hall.
The kids will enjoy special games from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park, and local “celebrities” will test their luck at the dunk tank from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An open class horseshoe tournament is set to begin at 11 a.m., and there will be a cribbage tournament at the fire hall at 1:30 p.m. Kids ages 12 and under are invited to participate in the Medallion Hunt at 1 p.m. in the park (must purchase button to participate), and the grownups will get a kick out of the Car and Motorcycle Show from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Black Jack Grill. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and all car and motorcycle clubs are welcome to participate.
Everyone should get a good laugh at the “Wrong-Way-Dressed Contest” beginning at 4 p.m. at the dunk tank.
Sunday, July 22, will feature a Pancake Feed from 7-11 a.m. at the Big Top and the 100th anniversary of Bethlehem Church during the afternoon.
A mixed softball tourney will take place all weekend, and anyone wishing to participate can contact Brenda Hutar at 218-390-5215. Kalli’s Bar will feature music on both Saturday and Sunday during the celebration.