Activities abound in Yale July 3-4

~The Scranton Journal 

Yale is the place to be to celebrate Independence Day. Once again, the Yale Community Club, city of Yale and Yale businesses are hosting the annual Fourth of July celebration.

The fun begins on Monday evening, July 3, in the Yale city park with the third annual Three on the Third 5K run/walk. There’s also a one mile kids race. To pre-register, go to Registrations will be accepted on Monday but T-shirts are not guaranteed. 

The youngsters will race at 5 pm followed by the 5K start at 5:30. Contact Emily Albers for details. 

Deardorff Highland Cattle concession stand will be open starting at 6 pm with Soldier Creek Winery of Fort Dodge offering a tasting and sales from 7 to 10 pm.

Zachary Freedom will entertain with music in the park from 7 to 10 pm. The Guthrie County Fair queen will be crowned at 8 pm followed by the early bird raffle drawing at 9.

Tuesday brings activity early in the morning and continues until after dark. The Raccoon Valley Riders are hosting a bicycle poker run at the bike trail head starting at 7 am. YJB TTT will cook omelets made to your order from 8 to 10 am in the Community Building.

The parade is always a highlight of the event. Registration starts at 9 am on the school campus. The wheels will roll at 11 am, running the usual route around town, down Main Street before returning to the campus. 

The Community Club will serve a pork loin sandwich lunch in the Community Building after the parade. Concessions will also be available at the horse arena. 

Classic cars, trucks and tractors will show their stuff on Main Street from noon to 2 pm. The Dodge Dodgers 4-H Club is hosting the bath tub races on Main Street, beginning at 2 pm. This activity is always a crowd favorite — as long as you don’t mind getting wet!

The M.A.P.A. Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull is slated for the school campus at 1 pm. The horse shoe tournament is planned to start at 2:30 pm. by the round gym. 

Activities for the kids and the young-at-heart include a balloon artist and Crossroad Clowns with face painting, spin art and sandy candy from noon to 4 pm in the fire hall. There will be craft time and cookie decorating in the community building from 2 to 3 pm. 

Throughout both days, raffle tickets will be sold. The prize drawing will be held at 8:30 pm at the ball diamond with a grand prize of $500. 

The evening concludes with fireworks, launched at dusk from the ball field.

Handicap parking is available on the north side of Farmers State Bank. For guaranteed, comfortable seating, remember to bring your own lawn chairs. 


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