Head to Wright for Wrong Days
The best weekend of the summer to hold an event is coming up. According to Jennie Hanson, long-time volunteer and organizer of Wrong Days in Wright, they have never had to cancel due to rain in the 53 years of the annual event.
"The people like it and the businesses support it," Hanson said. "It's like a big high school reunion, but it's a community reunion."
The money for the events goes to the individual group sponsoring each event.
Hanson said the event almost ended at the 50-year mark because no one was interested in organizing it. Luckily, Linda Kalli stepped up and agreed to keep the weekend going.
Wrong Days in Wright schedule
Friday, July 20
Rummage sale at St. John's Lutheran, 2-5 p.m.
Steak fry in the Big Top, 4-7 p.m.
Kids games and bounce house in the park.
Big Foot Sasquatch Races after the steak fry in the park. Teams sign up at Minetties.
Pie social at Bethlehem Church, 5-7:30 p.m.
Queen and king coronation, 7 p.m., Big Top.
"O-G-N-I-B" (bingo) at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church after coronation.
Big Foot Sasquatch Races after the steak fry in the park.
Cook Shack opens for snack items after the coronation and steak fry.
Fireworks at dusk.
Saturday July 21
Cook shack opens, 10 a.m. in the Big Top. Vendors in the park.
Parade, 10:30 a.m. Starts in the Groth Lumber area. Setup at 9:30 a.m.
Drawing for miscellaneous donated prizes in the park after the parade.
Button cash prize drawing, 1 p.m.
Scavenger hunt, 10 a.m. Pick up information at Minetties for cash prizes
Vendors, Crafters, Flea Market - all day in the park and the Big Top (contact Jennie Hanson at 357-2385 or just show up and set up your booth either outside or indoors.)
Concessions all day in the park.
Rummage sales continue at St. John's, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Horseshoe tournament, 11 a.m. Contact Bill Nelson at 218-768-4285.
Music in the Park by Digger, Mickey and Ron, 1-3 p.m. Bring chairs.
Volleyball tournament in the park. Call Lea at 218-348-8305.
Softball tournament all weekend. Call Tom at 218-576-8015.
Kids games and bounce house, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Button drawing, 1 p.m.
Cribbage tournament, 3-5 p.m. at fire hall.
Bean bag tournament, 5 p.m. in the Big Top.
Music by Dean Nyberg, 8 p.m. to midnight at Big Top. Cook shack also open.
Sunday, July 22
Community worship service, 10 a.m., Evangelical Free Church.
Softball and volleyball tournaments continue.
Music and gun raffle ticket drawing, 6 p.m. at Kalli's Bar
For more information, call Linda Kalli at 218-380-8987 or Jennie Hanson at 218-357-2385.