Sutherland Labor Day Weekend worth attending

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

If they haven't before and are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, we hope area residents consider attending the annual Sutherland Labor Day Weekend Celebration.

The popular three-day affair kicks off Saturday when Adam Sandhurst & Jolly Jammers perform at the Legion Hall from 6-10 p.m. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the band Judd Hoos plays for the Street Dance on Main Street.

An Antique Tractor Ride is scheduuled for noon Sunday, to be followed by the popular multi-vehicle Burn-Out contest at 1 p.m. A "Park & Shine" cruise and poker run will be from 2-7 p.m.

From 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday the Bethlehem Lutheran Church will host a Ham & Beef Supper, and a Street Dance on Main Street will feature the band "Hundred Proof" from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Monday's Labor Day festivities begin with the big Parade at 11 a.m., which attracts dozens of colorful entries from near and far. There will be volleyball and horseshoe tournaments in the City Park, with registration from noon to 1 p.m. There also will be many kids' games in the Park, free mini train rides, and a bouncy gym. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Methodist Church will serve lunch, and the Saddle Club will have a horse show at 1 p.m.

Food vendors also will be serving hot dogs, burgers, mini doughnuts, refreshments, and much more. At 2 p.m. Monday will be kids' races for ages1-9. Lyle Koehlmoos Comcertina Music performs from 12:30-1 p.m., and former Nashville performer Colleen Walters presents "Patsy Cline Tribute" from 1-2 p.m.

Starting at 3 p.m. Monday, local singers Faith Jalas, Lily Friedrichsen, Bryan Goettsch, and Rita DeBoom Schau perform. At 3:30 p.m. free ice cream bars will be served in the park courtesy of Security State Bank.

The annual Labor Day Celebration is sponsored by the entire Sutherland Community and offers something for everyone, including good food, entertainment, and neighborly camaraderie.

We'll see you there!