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Make a Splash at Community Days

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Make a little or a big splash at Community Days, by participating in the 25 events scheduled for this years community celebration taking place on July 8, 9 and 10.  With such a large list of events there are certain events that will be exciting for different age groups

If you are a kid.
You will have a busy schedule starting with the Henderson Swimming Pool opening at 1 pm on Friday.  At 2:30 p.m. during the swimming break there will be a Cannonball Contest and the person making the biggest splash will win.  If your in 4th, 5th or 6th grade, don’t miss the exclusive pool party from 8-9 p.m. that evening.  On Saturday be sure to spend the afternoon in the downtown park participating in the free activities from the Putt-Putt Golf, to the giant Inflatable and Dunk Tank it is sure to be an afternoon full of fun.

If you are a junior high/high school student.
We know you have a lot of energy and want to have a good time, so we have the Dodgeball Tournament on Friday night and the Volleyball Tournament on Saturday night.  If team sports aren’t your thing, we still have you covered with the 5K/10K Run/Walk on Saturday morning.

If you are an adult.
While there is a lot going on for the kids, we still have a full schedule of events for adults and families.  The fun kicks off Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the Friesen Gallery Art Show and the Photos Scavenger Hunt, which is great for individuals or families to do together. Be sure to check out the Main Street Parade, which will start at the corner of Oak street and 17th Street at 6 p.m. and will travel down Main Street at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening.  On Saturday morning be sure to check out the 5K and 10K races if you athletically inclined or cheer on the runners along the race route.  A farmers market will take place in the downtown park that morning and Heritage Park will be hosting a pancake feed from 6:30-10 a.m. In the afternoon don’t miss the Men’s & Women’s Alumni Basketball Tournament, Car Show and activities in the downtown park before the Chamber Beef BBQ from 5-7 p.m. and the Johansen Sisters in concert at 7 p.m. The weekend activities wrap-up with the golf tournament on Sunday afternoon.

If you are an alumni.
Whether you are visiting Henderson for a reunion or just making a point to be in Henderson during Community Days, there are a few things you should check out that may have changed since you called Henderson home.  Be sure to visit the Henderson Swimming Pool for open swimming in the afternoons on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday relive the glory days and see how your classes basketball skills match up in the Men’s & Women’s Alumni Basketball Tournament.  Play a round of golf at Galaway Creek Golf Course during the tournament Sunday or anytime during the weekend or visit Heritage Park on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to see the work that has been done to preserve the stories of our ancestors making Henderson their home.

With so many activities going on for all age groups, there should be a way for everyone to make a splash during Henderson Community Days July 8, 9 and 10. For registration forms and a complete list of events visit the City of Henderson website at www.cityofhenderson.org. Or pick up hard copies of registration forms and a schedule of events at City Hall. Visit HeartlandBeat.com next week for a document you can download with all of the Community Days events.

Parade Route:
In order to accommodate the residents at the Henderson Care Center and the audience on Main Street, the Community Days Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Oak Street and 17th Street traveling pass the Care Center and then heading down Front Street.  At 6:30 p.m. the parade will continue down Main Street where the announcer will introduce each float.  The parade will turn east at Mainstay Communications and continue around the park, so there are plenty of shaded areas to watch the parade from. 

Click here to Download Parade Route Information

Kelsey Bergen

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