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Good Neighbor Days is June 23-26
June 20, 2016

By Caleb Sebora

HOWARD LAKE, MN – Howard Lake’s Good Neighbor Days (GND) offers many family-friendly events this year, including many new activities and classic traditions.

The fun will take place from Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26.

New location

This year, Good Neighbor Days will take place at a new location – the Wright County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located three blocks north of Highway 12 along County Road 6, near the Howard Lake water tower.

Medallion hunt

Participants in the medallion hunt must have a GND button ticket stub to claim the $100 prize. You can watch for clues at www.Herald-Journal.com

Shuttle bus

There will be a shuttle bus to and from Block 18 (behind Ittel’s Meats) to the Wright County Fairgrounds. The shuttle bus schedule is on the GND website.

New this year

There are many new events scheduled for this year’s GND.

Friday’s new events will feature a Quilt of Valor presentation, a Home Depot Clinic for kids, a Wright County K9 demonstration, as well as face painting, Sandy Candy, temporary tattoos, and more.

Saturday’s new events include a bee demonstration, a dunk tank, a MN Trappers Assoc. presentation, a co-ed 6’s sand volleyball tournament, as well as AWF wrestling.

Sunday’s new events are a breakfast in the park – oldies style, S&H pinecar races, a drawing featuring two bicycles being given away at the bike rodeo, and the enchanted characters “meet and greet.”

Traditional events

To begin the festivities, the queen’s tea and kickoff banquet will take place Thursday, June 23.

Fireworks will take place Friday, along with the KRWC road show, the dojo bounce house, and live music.

The fishing contest, one block run, craft fair, kids’ carnival, beanbag tournament, and kiddie parade (line-up time 12:15 p.m.) will take place Saturday. Also Saturday are the turtle races, fire truck rides, bingo, MN archery, a dojo karate demonstration, the GND award/presentation, and live music.

Sunday will include the 5k run/walk, car and motorcycle show/motorsport swap meet, the bike rodeo (from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), kids’ pedal tractor pull (registration at 3:30 p.m.), live music, the grand day parade, and coronation.

GND information

More information about GND, and a more extensive list of events and times, is available. See the GND tab in this issue, or CLICK HERE

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