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page 4 Ivanhoe Times Week 16 August 4, 2011 ARE,,,. YOU,,. 39th annual Polska Kielbasa Days Festival set to get underway next week IVANHOE -- This year's Polska Kielbasa Days Festival marks the 39th annual year that Ivanhoe has celebrated its Polish heritage and this year's 2011 Polish Days celebration promises to have something for everyone. It's one weekend out of the year when the population of Ivanhoe triples and even quadruples. Polish Days in Ivanhoe will get underway next week on Monday, August 8, with the annual Polska Kielbasa Days Golf Tournament at the Hendricks Golf Club. The golf tournament is open to golfers of all ages. For more information about the golf tournament or to sign up for the tournament contract the Hendricks Golf Club at (507) 275-3852. The real celebration gets underway Friday, August 12, with the Sidewalk Art Contest beginning at 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ivanhoe Public Library. Prizes will be given out for each age category. Kids game day at the Ivanhoe Municipal Swimming Pool will be held Friday, beginning at 1 p.m. in the afternoon. The celebration will last through the weekend and conclude with the championship games of the softball tournaments on Sunday night, August 14. A Pork Chop Feed sponsored by the Lincoln County Pork Producers and the Lincoln County 4-H Clubs will be held at Gilson Field from 5 p.m. - to - 7 p.m. The menu will include grilled pork chops, potato salad and baked beans. The annual Polish Days Softball Tournaments will get underway at both Gilson Field and at the West Side Softball Field, with the first games starting at 6 p.m., Friday. The lunch stand at Gilson Field will open for business at 6 p.m., Friday, where they will be serving the traditional Polska Kielbasa sausages. The Ivanhoe Distinguished Young Women (formerly Jr. Miss) Program will begin at the Lincoln HI, Ivanhoe School gymnasium on Friday evening, August 12th at 7 p.m. The contestants of the 2011 Ivanhoe Distinguished Young Women Program will be Jennifer Popowski, Chelsea Popowski, Mary Blegen, Bridgette Bloch and Alicia Moen. All five girls will be seniors this year at Lincoln HI High School, Ivanhoe , when the 2011-2012 school year begins on Monday, August 22. A free street dance by More Cowbell Production - DJ/Karaoke 'Chris Clarke of Ivanhoe' will be held Friday night from 8 p.m. - to - 1 a.m. on Friday night at Gilson Field and Karaoke by Kim Wolf will be held at the Ivanhoe Municipal Liquor Store from 8:30 p.m. - to - 1 a.m. Friday night. The 5K/1 mile fun run/walk will kick off the events on Saturday, August 13, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the parking 'lot of Ivanhoe Medical Center on the campus of Divine Providence Health Center (DPHC) Nursing Home. The 5K/1 mile fun walk/run will start at 8 a.m. sharp on Saturday morning. The 5K/1 mile fun run/walk is being sponsored by Big Stone Therapy, the Hendricks Medical Clinic and the Ivanhoe Medical Center and Hendricks Hospital. Also beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday morning will be the 3-on- 3 Basketball Tournament on Main Street, Ivanhoe. For more information and/or to register for the Polish Days 3-on-3 boys and girls basketball tournament call Kelsey Bednarek at (507) 223-5427 The softball tournaments continue Saturday morning at Gilson Field and at the West Side Softball Field. Vendors will be set up along Main Street, downtown Ivanhoe on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. A pancake and sausage breakfast, sponsored by the Lincoln County 4-H Clubs will be held at the lunch stand at Gilson Field from 8 a.m. - to - 10:30 a.m. and the lunch stand at Gilson Field will open for business following the 4-H breakfast at 10:30 a.m. Kiddie Races will be at the Lincoln HI High School, Ivanhoe Football Field beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. Also beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday morning will be bingo at the Knights of Columbus Council #4912 Bingo Tent at Gilson Field Park. Ethnic Polish foods will be served by the DPHC Ladies Auxiliary where authentic Polish foods will be served at the Lincoln County VFW.Post #2980 Hall in Ivanhoe from 11 a.m. - to- 1 p.m., Saturday. The Kiddie Tractor Pull with the Kiddie two-popper-stopper tractor pull Sled will be held on Main Street, Ivanhoe in front of the Ivanhoe Fire Hall, beginning at 12 noon, Saturday. Other activities getting underway at 12 noon on Saturday, August 13, include the third annual "Anything of Interest Show, featuring cars, tractors, motors and anything that anyone can think of, will be held north of the West Side Softball Field. The Anything of Interest Show will go from 12 noon - until - 3:30 p.m. For more information or for directions on bringing an item or items of interest to the Anything of Interest Show call Richard Andrzejek at (507) 694-1139.Also beginning at 12 noon in the back of the Gilson Field Grandstand on Saturday will be the annual Polish Days Chili Cook-off and the Bean Bag Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. next to the West Side Softball Field. Inflatable Rides will be set up at-Gilson Field from 1 p.m. - to - 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 p.m. - to - 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Inflatable Rides will be set up again at Gilson Field. The Lincoln HI High School, Ivanhoe Booster Club will sponsor will sponsor a Burger King TM Whopper Feed at the West Side Softball Field from 3 p.m. - to - 8 p.m. on Saturday. Also from 3 p.m. - to - 8 p.m. on Saturday, a Junior - Senior After Prom Fundraiser Cold Stone Ice Cream stand will be set up near one of the softball diamonds. Folk Singer Zachary Scot Johnson will be performing beginning at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Park Band Shell. Following Johnson's performance, the Polish Days button prize drawing will be held at the Band Shell at American Legion Park. The Adult Water Fights will be held Saturday afternoon, beginning at 4 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Ivanhoe Fire Hall. More Cowbell Productions will host another Street Dance Saturday night at Gilson Field from 8 p.m. - to - 1 a.m. and from 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. the band Decadence, Inc. will be playing at the Ivanhoe Liquor Store. A Fireworks Display will be held at Gilson Field at dusk on Saturday. Sunday, August 14th activities will begin in the morning when the softball tournaments continue at Gilson Field and at the West Side Softball Diamond. The lunch stand at Gilson Field will open at 8 a.m. and Tacos - in - a - Bag will be served Sunday, August 13, at Gilson Field by the Knights of Knowledge Study Club beginning at 10:30 a.m. The 39th annual Polska Kielbasa Days Festival Parade will be held Sunday, August 15, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Parade entries and floats will begin lining up at Nielsens Lanes parking lot and the parking lot of Bethany Elim Lutheran Church between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Following the parade on Sunday, a Pie and Ice Cream Social will be put on by the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church at the Ivanhoe VFW Hall. The Jolly Mixers Square Dancers will be dancing at the VEW Hall during the Pie and Ice Cream social. The annual Ivanhoe Polish Days Antique and Classic Tractor Pull will begin after the parade at 1:30 p.m., east of Gilson Field behind the Kevin Swanson Auctioneering building along East Railroad Street. At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Kids Water Fights will be held on Main Street in front of the Ivanhoe Fire Hall. Registration for the Kids Water Fights will begin at 2 p.m.the Fire Hall up until the start of the event. At 4 p.m., Sunday afternoon, the Jolly Mixers Square Dancers will dance at Divine Providence Health Center Nursing Home in Ivanhoe; and from 2 p.m. - to - 5 p.m., Sunday afternoon, the Inflatable Rides will be set up at Gilson Field. The Softball Tournaments will continue Sunday night, until the championship games are held and the winning teams are determined. For additional information regarding any of the events during Ivanhoe 39th annual Polska Kielbasa Days Festival that is held every year during the second weekend of August contract Ivanhoe Foods, Inc., and ask for Kristi Richmond at (507) 694-1648 or check out the Ivanhoe Polish Days Facebook TM page on the internet for all the up to date information on Ivanhoe's big annual celebration. See the ad in the Ivanhoe Times this week on page 3 for the Polish Days schedule. by Elle Beck Polish Days will be here before you know it and it is always a super busy time. Our son Jordan is getting excited for the bean bag tournament and also 3 on 3 basketball. Three on three doesn't have enough teams yet, so if your child is interested be sure to contact Kelsey Bednarek at 223-5427. I remember the days of setting those baskets up and putting my back out. Those baskets are very heavy and should only be moved by big strong men. Brent even said they were heavy, and that was when he was quite a bit younger and stronger. I think what I like most about Polska Kielbasa Days is seeing all of the young people involved and hopefully enjoying the many activities. I do have to say that it has been nice having Delano to help out with the many weekend events all through the summer. I don't think there has been a weekend without something going on for the newspaper to cover and because he truly enjoys covering all of these events, it has freed up time for us to enjoy our family, grandkids and family outings on weekends. Delano doesn't have kids or grandkids to tie him down, so he's usually game to cover whatever is happening on the weekends. So we are very thankful he is willing to head out and take a camera wherever he goes to cover all of the many busy weekends. This week we are once again highlighting the businesses under one roof at Divine Providence Health Center. DPHC may not have the hospital any longer, but that doesn't mean it isn't a busy place to visit with the Ivanhoe Medical Center; Ivanhoe Family Pharmacy; Divine Providence Nursing Home and Assisted Living apartments; Marls Hearing Center; Big Stone Therapies, Inc; Linda Helmberger, Chiropractor; the USDA Service Center; NRCS, SWCD and FSA offices as well as Tiger Paw Massage. Be sure to visit these fine businesses all under one roof. Sister Ellen's Farewell party was held this past weekend at St. John Cantius Church in Wilno. She is a dear and I know she will be missed. We even missed her when she went to Tyler, so I am sure parishioners headed over that way to see her. I loved her German accent and her smile and they are fortunate to get her at Sleepy Eye, MN. Duck and goose numbers in Minnesota improve ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says the state's breeding duck and goose populations have improved from last year. The DNR's annual spring waterfowl surveys put the state's estimated breeding duck population at 687,000 compared with 531,000 last year. This year's estimate is 11 percent above the long-term average of 622,000. The state's long-term goal is a breeding population of 1 million ducks, Thanks to wet conditions since last fall, the estimated number of wetlands has risen to a record 360,000, up by 33 percent fronl last year. I)NR Waterfowl Specialist Steve Cordts said that the increased number of wetlands probably resulted in large numbers of ducks being hatched this year. he Canada goose population is estimated at 370,000, compared with last year's 311,000. The DNR will announce this fall's waterfowl hunting season regulations in early August. Minnesota Deer hunting licenses are now on sale ST. PAUL -- Minnesota deer hunting licenses went on sale Monday, August 1. 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