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Here Comes Farmers Day 2021

Kimball Celebration Includes A Few New Twists

 

September 23, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

Noah Hinton does his thing in last year's Farmers Day bike race. This year's race looks like it will be bigger and better.

Kimball will be celebrating Farmers Day weekend from Sept. 24-26, and the theme describes Kimball to a tee – Small Town Roots and Cowboy Boots.

Events that start the celebration include the Kimball Public Library Book Sale and Photography Display all day Friday and Saturday.

The transit building will be showcasing quilts. The Plains Historical Society Quilt Show there will be Friday from 4 to 7:00 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday.

At 6:30 p.m. there is a scheduled bike race for kids starting on 2nd Street between Bemis Pharmacy and Points West Community Bank. Last year, the bike races only attracted three kids and a few adults but this year Jon and Anna-Lisa Heidemann have taken the helm.

A variety of races include tricycles, bikes and "free" wheelers. Riders on tricycles, 2 to 4 years old, will ride two blocks. Two wheelers, approximately ages 5 to 10 will start at 6:45 between the bank and pharmacy, travel 10 blocks one way, and return.

"Free" wheelers is open to anyone ages 10 to 99. This ride begins at 7 p.m. and will cover about 2 miles. Helmets are encouraged and these rides are sponsored by Midwest Electric of Kimball with the top three finishers receiving prizes.

The Kimball Friendship Senior Center Soup Supper and Quilt Raffle are from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Friday evening concludes with Cruise Night and the "Jungle Cruise" movie at the Goodhand Theatre.

On Saturday, the main events are the Fun Run at 8 a.m. _ and the 2021 run is the 40th annual fun run. The traditional Farmers Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. and runs down 2nd Street. The FREE Hamburger Feed will follow the parade at 11:30 a.m., and everyone's favorite, the Clean Up Derby, begins at the Fairgrounds at 4 p.m.

Veterans are invited on Saturday to ride in the parade float or march with VFW Post 2243. For more information, contact the Veterans Service Office at 308-235-3141.

Special events throughout the day include the Farmers Day Market on Chestnut Street from after the parade and the Plains Historical Society Gun Raffle at 2 p.m. at the Eagles.

The Cornhole and the Glow Disc tournaments will be at Gotte Park at 2 and 6 p.m., respectively. The movie Jungle Cruise will be shown again at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

One thing you won't be able to do Saturday is celebrate at the City of Kimball Landfill – or do anything there, really. The city will close the landfill that day for Farmers Day.

The weekend concludes on Sunday with the Kimball Kamakazeee R/C Airshow, the quilt show, and the movie at the Goodhand Theatre.

 
 

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