Looney Days begins Thursday night and runs through Saturday

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Thursday

Colman’s annual Looney Days celebration will begin Thursday night with a movie showing of “Boss Baby” at the Rescue Church. The movie will start at 7:30 p.m. Popcorn, soda and water will be provided and those attending should bring pillows and blankets.

Friday

Friday’s festivities begin with the three-man scramble at the Sunrise Ridge Golf Course in the afternoon. Those interested can call 534-3121 to sign up.

One change to the dessert bake-off this year was adding a theme: Disney. Bake-off participants are asked to make and decorate their desserts with Disney in mind.

The desserts must be homemade, relate to a Disney movie or character and one entry per person.  All ages are encouraged and welcome to participate. This activity also benefits the American Legion Auxiliary as any extras are donated to their bake sale that takes place on Saturday.

Dessert drop off will be at the community center between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The first place winner will receive $50 and second place will receive $25.

At 9 p.m., there will be live music at Greg’s Place. Larry and Lori Peters of Flandreau will bring their Big Bear’s BBQ food truck over in the evening to serve food. They will be parked south of Greg’s Place downtown.

Saturday

Events on Saturday kick off early at 7 a.m. with registration and warm up for the 5K run, which will begin at 8 a.m. For more information or to sign up, contact Kari Schmidt at 530-0984 or [email protected]

Also beginning at 8 a.m. are community center activities, including the vendor fair from 8-12:30 p.m., the auxiliary bake sale and the used book sale. There are currently 16 vendors registered for the sale, so there will be something for everyone.

The Looney Days Parade starts at 10 a.m. Those with floats are asked to begin lining up at 9 a.m. at the north end of Main Street and for everyone to be lined up by 9:45.

“We are happy to welcome back Colman-Egan Superintendent Tracey Olson and City Councilman Russ May as the parade announcers,” said Emily Voelker, event organizer. “Carter Schmidt and CS Entertainment will be providing the audio for the day’s activities.”

At 11 a.m., the Colman Volunteer Fire Department will put on a pork loin feed at the fire hall. The firemen will also be raffling off a 2018 Polaris Ranger. Call 310-0137 to purchase a ticket, $50 each.

A free children’s carnival with games and inflatables sponsored by the Rescue Church will take place in the open grass area south of the post office.

There will be a raffle again this year with items on display on the semi-trailer. One can buy tickets from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.

In the afternoon, the Colman pool will have free swimming and an ice cream bar.

Street games, including as the egg toss, water balloon toss and pop drinking contest, begin at 1 p.m. with registration at noon. Beanbag tournaments will be held at both the Sunrise Ridge Clubhouse and at Greg’s Place.

The junior class will be selling SDSU ice cream at the fire hall, and the Lutheran church is putting on a rummage sale downtown.

There will be several food trucks on Main Street Saturday offering some refreshing treats and fried food.

From 1-5 p.m., there will be karaoke under the tent in the parking lot at Greg’s Place.

At 2 p.m., sign up begins for the kiddie tractor pull on Main Street across from Greg’s Place. The pull will start at approximately 2:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded for first and second places and medallions for third.

The Sunrise Ridge golf course will host the 25th annual Ole Becker golf tournament during Looney Days this year. Registration starts at 3 p.m. with the shotgun starting at 4 p.m.

There is a $50 registration fee and all proceeds will go towards the Ole Becker Booster Club.

Ending the eventful weekend will be live music at Greg’s Place beginning at 9 p.m.

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