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September 23, 2017

Watermelon Days this weekend in Thurston

With fall around the corner and school back in session, it must be about time for some juicy watermelon in Thurston.

Watermelon Days is coming this weekend, running Friday through Sunday.

Friday’s lone event this year is a fish fry at the Legion Hall on Main Street from 4:30-7 p.m.

A lawn mower poker run will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. with sign-up at the Thurston Bar. Live music will be available later that evening at the Thurston Bar starting at 8 p.m. The band “Radio Rangers” will be playing.

The bulk of the weekend’s activities will be taking place on Sunday. The day begins with a tractor ride that leaves Thurston at 9 a.m. Participants should arrive between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. For more details, contact Jim Frazey or Lauren Ostrand.

A community worship service will be held at 9 a.m., followed by a bake sale at the fire hall at 10 a.m.

Pappa Bear Carvings will be in town from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with chain saw carved wooden sculptures. Food stands will open on  Main Street at 11 a.m., and a dinner will be offered at the legion hall at 11:30 a.m., wrapping up at 1:30 p.m.

An old tractor display will be found on the south end of the Thurston park at 11 a.m.

The annual parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street, and entrants should line up at the baseball field.

After the parade, kids five and under can play a straw game near the fire hall and other games will be available inside the fire hall.

Free watermelon will be served in the park after the parade, and a horseshoe tournament is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Parking is restricted on Main Street during the celebration on Sunday. Vendors will be allowed on Main Street on sidewalks, as well as in the park. Electricity is not provided.

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