A Weekend of Windmills and Wagons as we Observe Lamar Days

Lamard-Days-Parade-2013-1a Time is running out for you to RSVP to join in the fun and food for the traditional breakfast that kicks off Lamar Days.  “Wake Up Lamar” breakfast this year will be held at the Lamar Community Building, Friday, May 16, from 6:45 to 7:45am.  Entertainment for the morning meal will  feature the winners of the Juniper Village, “Lamar’s Got Talent” contest, Makayla Krentz, Linda Smith & Irene Phillips and Aurora Reynolds.  You can help out the Lamar Fire Department fireworks fund when you take part in the No-Booze Cruse and Poker Run Friday evening, beginning at Sonic Drive-In, beginning at 6:30pm.  Contact the Lamar Chamber at 336-4379 for breakfast information and Ron Cook at 688-2681 about the No Booze Cruise.
(Editor’s Note:  tickets for the Friday breakfast will not be available at the door)

Lamar-Days-2013-13aIf you can’t get to the Friday breakfast, make plans for the annual Saturday pancake breakfast at the Masonic Temple on South Main Street, held each year by the Lamar Lions Club.  Servings run from 6am to 9am and tickets are available at the door.  The 10am parade will start from Big R on East Olive Street.  This year’s theme is, “Celebrate Lamar Days with Windmills and Wagons”.  The parade route will turn north at the Main and Olive intersection to Poplar Street.  This may be the final time the parades are routed along Main Street as some discussions to alter the route have taken place, as CDOT will only allow the Main Street highway through the city to be closed for one hour.  This September’s 9/11 Tribute Observance will assemble on West Beech Street and proceed to the fairgrounds along Sixth Street, leaving Main Street open to thru traffic.

Lamard-Days-Parade-2013-2aA full day of events at Willow Creek Park includes the annual Car Show with almost 130 entries this year.  Vendors, Arts and Crafts, the annual Ducky Dash, Yo-Yo Championship competition, Horse Pulling, Antique Tractors, a Walk on Water with “Wow Bubbles” will be back, Pie Eating competition and auction, the Lamar Seniors Ham and Bean dinner, Splash Bucket featuring some of Lamar’s premier citizens and All the Right Dance Moves Performance are some of the main attractions for this year’s event.

(photos from 2013 Lamar Days events)

By Russ Baldwin

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