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July 2, 2008 - Dan Voigt
It's Fourth of July weekend, its also the Sesquicentennial for Palo Alto County, and nobody should have any reason to utter the famous anthem of summer, "there's nothing to do!" If you want to stretch things, you can actually start the activities Thursday night when the Emmetsburg Lady E'Hawks open their tournament series with a game in Emmetsburg against Bishop Garrigan at 7 p.m. Friday is the first day of the Sesquicentennial, and its's also July 4th - there will be activities all day long in Emmetsburg, centered around Soper Park, on the south shore of Five Island Lake. Sand volleyball, kids games, band concerts, musical entertainment, a queen and princess contest, boat parade and fireworks. Oh yeah, and fresh-squeezed lemonade in the park on Friday. And, they're also going to celebrate the Fourth of July in West Bend on Friday as well. A parade, activities, concerts, prince and princess contest and ball games, and hey, they'll have lots of great food there, too! Then comes Saturday. A parade in Emmetsburg for the Sesquicentennial, local talent show in the afternoon, lots of activities, and then the Emmetsburg E'Hawk boys open their baseball tournament run by hosting Okoboji in a 7 p.m. game at the E'Hawk diamond. Plus, the girls will be in their second round tourney game at the same time at the softball diamond at the high school. What, not enough to do yet? OK, how about Lee Greenwood, live, in concert outdoors at the Wild Rose, to be capped off with fireworks. To finish you off, Sunday you can go to the Flight Breakfast at the Emmetsburg Municipal Airport - by car or just drop in. There is a better than average chance a flying pancake may land on a plate, or a head or two, depending on aim of the flipper! Tours, and the burial of the Sesquicentennial Time Capsule at courthouse square on Sunday night will cap off a great three-day weekend in Palo Alto County. And, it should also get you primed up for Bully Bullhead Weekend the following week in Ruthven. Another parade, car show, burnout contest, and fun. Ah, anyone who says there's nothing to do just doesn't try very hard.


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