By LeAnn R. Ralph
GLENWOOD CITY — Under the theme of “The 57 Hills are Alive With the Sound of Music,” the annual Rustic Lore Days celebration begins Thursday, September 10, and runs through Sunday, September 13.
Rustic Lore starts out Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. with “Concert in the Country” in memory of Wayne Peterson at Peterson’s Valley View Farm on 150th Avenue. The event will feature the St. Croix Valley Community Band
A barbecue chicken dinner starts at 5 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Glen Hills Lions Club, Glenwood Area Historical Society, and Thrivent Financial.
Rustic Lore Days continue on Friday at 8 a.m. with the City Wide Garage Sales. Information sheets are available at Ormson’s SuperValu and Countryside Cooperative.
From 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., box lunches will be available at the Glenwood City United Methodist Church on Oak Street. You can eat in or carry out.
The Rustic Lore Picnic will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hiawatha National Bank parking lot. The picnic is sponsored by Hiawatha Bank, and everyone is invited.
Sawdust Prize Search and Activities will be held on Main Street at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Anderson Funeral Home and Logghe Trucking, children ages 12 and under are welcome.
Also at 6 p.m. will be the softball tournament at the City Ball Field. The tournament is sponsored by the Glen Hills Lions Club.
At 6:30 p.m. is the 5th Annual FFA Alumni Tractor Pull at the fairgrounds. Admission is $5. Beer and food will be available on-site.
“Boondoggle” will be playing at the street dance in the Rustic Lore tent on Main Street from 8 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free.
City Wide Garage Sales continue at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Also at 8 a.m. is the 9th Annual Brenda Cassellius Wink Kickball Tournament at Hinman Park. A total of 16 teams will be accepted, and the cost is $100 per team.
Also at 8 a.m, the softball tournament continues at the City Ball Field.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rods and Rides Car Show will be held on Main Street.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Apple Fest and Craft Sale will be held at the Glenwood Orchard on County Road DD, Glenwood City.
At 3 p.m., a bean bag tournament will be held on Main Street. You can register at Leaker’s Place.
Also at 3 p.m., “The Weekenders” will provide free music at the Rustic Lore tent on Main Street.
At 7 p.m. will be the Queen’s Pageant and Coronation in the Glenwood City High School gymnasium.
From 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., a street dance will be held in the Rustic Lore tent on Main Street. Music will be by “October Road.” Admission is free.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Apple Fest and Craft Sale continues at the Glenwood Orchard on County Road DD.
A barbecue chicken dinner will be held at the Glenwood City Community Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The chicken dinner is sponsored by the Glen Hills Lions Club.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a pie and ice cream social will be served under the Rustic Lore tent on Main Street by the Glenhaven Auxiliary.
The grand parade will be held on Main Street at 1 p.m. and will be led by Grand Marshals Jack and Marian Schmitz.
Live music at the M&M Bar, featuring “Livid,” will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Following the parade, there will be a pedal tractor pull on Main Street. The event will feature the kids’ pull and “Battle of the Businesses.”
Also following the parade will be band awards at the fairgrounds.
Raffle prizes will be announced on Main Street after the parade on Sunday with prizes of $500 cash for first place, $250 cash for second place, $150 cash for third place and $100 cash for fourth place.
The Glenwood City Area History Center will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A Button Prize Giveaway features numbered Rustic Lore buttons. Numbers will be drawn all weekend long for prizes.
The Golden Wheel Hunt will award $100 in Chamber Dollars. Pre-register your Rustic Lore button at city hall or call Mary Weeks at 715-265-4347. The Golden Wheel Hunt is sponsored by the Glen Hills Chamber of Commerce.
Clues for the Golden Wheel Hunt will be posted daily beginning today (Wednesday) at Countryside Cooperative, Hiawatha National Bank, Ormson’s SuperValu, city hall and online at www.rusticlore.com.