Trent will attract visitors this Saturday when it holds its 135th birthday with the theme “Days Gone By.”
The event includes a parade, vendors, a car show, a bean bag tournament, games for kids, a beer garden and a street dance. In addition to celebrating its community, money raised will support Trent’s park and pool.
Activities kick off at 9 a.m. with vendors at the park and pool area. Food trucks open at 10:30 a.m., and the four that will be available include the Big Orange Truck, one of the most popular food trucks in Sioux Falls.
A parade that will include music, Shriners, cars, tractors, fire trucks, horses and floats will start at 11 a.m., followed by a Show & Shine in front of the elevator. The Flandreau City Band will play and at least one Shriner unit is planning on performing.
Because so many people are expected to attend the celebration, parking will be designated on each side of town and trolleys will be available so people can catch rides between the pool area and the gym, where there will be a beer garden and live music by Amy (Plummer) Ellsworth starting at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the beer garden and a beanbag tournament to be held near the gym, starting at 12:30 p.m., will raise money for the pool, said Tammy Wendell, one of five board members with the Trent Community Association.
Three different poker runs – on four wheelers, in cars and on motorcycles and on horseback – will start at Steve’s Bar at 1 p.m.
At the same time, children can enjoy waterslides at the Trent park and pool area.
Those who attend the birthday celebration should bring lawn chairs so they have seating at all of the different events.
The day will end with an 8 p.m. street dance at the Trent ball diamond with music by the Weston Frank Band.