• HOWARD LAKE COMMUNITY GUIDE 2009 •
Ready for Good Neighbor Days 2010? By Starrla Cray Staff Writer The 2010 Good Neighbor Days promises to be an exciting summer weekend, with food, sports, games, and plenty of good times to share with fellow Howard Lake neighbors. Activities will begin Thursday, June 24 and run through Sunday, June 27, with the coronation of Miss Howard Lake and princesses Sunday evening. The Queen’s Tea is the ﬁrst event Thursday, followed by a banquet in the evening, which is catered by a local restaurant. This popular attraction is sponsored by the Howard Lake Business Association. Friday always brings an abundance of activities, such as a petting zoo, root beer ﬂoats, and a Pee Wee Reese Baseball Tournament at Yager Field. An Orphans Baseball Tournament at Memorial Park follows the pee wee tournament. During the games, burgers and fries are available at a stand near the ﬁre station. In the evening, the ﬁre station has a beer garden, and KRWC has a road show with music, games, and prizes. A kiddie parade also takes place Friday evening. Later on, Security State Bank and the City of Howard Lake provide a ﬁreworks show. If it rains, the ﬁreworks are postponed to Saturday night.
Books are sold Saturday at the community room.
Photos by Jennifer Gallus
Saturday’s activities are geared toward children. Saturday morning brings another dose of community fun, beginning with a pancake breakfast at Lions Park. After everyone has eaten, the annual ﬁshing contest begins. Throughout the day, people enjoy a craft, ﬂea, and country market. Books and food are sold at the community room above the Howard Lake Library. An annual one-block run and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted National Honor Society car wash fundraiser take place in the early afternoon. Saturday is geared towards children, with planned activities such as a paper airplane toss, dunk tanks, bingo, turtle races, and ﬁre truck rides, as well as carnival games sponsored by the Good Neighbor Days Royalty Committee. In the evening, there is a pork chop dinner at the ﬁre station. The ﬁnal day of the celebration is Sunday, starting with a 5k run/walk on the northeast side of Howard Lake and a community church service at the high school gymnasium. In the afternoon, the grande day parade lines up at the Wright County Fairgrounds. Rafﬂe drawings, coronation, and live music are among the attractions. For more information about Good Neighbor Days, go to www.howardlakegoodneighbordays.webs.com.
Runners have fun competing at Good Neighbor Days. There is a one-block run Saturday, and a 5k run/walk Sunday.
Howard Lake Community Guide