Starbuck Times

August 11, 2009

(Editor’s Note) At press time, we did not have a updated reporting of the Lowry Days events. We will update the Lowrymn web site when we receive the article. eaj

Lowry Days kicks off Friday

Chad Koenen

Featuring an ever-expanding lineup, Lowry will take center stage this weekend as the Third Annual Lowry Days kicks off Friday night.

Following a pork chop feed, wrestling and karaoke contest on Friday evening, Lowry Days will get into full-swing early Saturday morning with the 5K run and softball tournament. The craft and bake sale will get underway at 9 a.m. at the Lowry Community Center.

Also beginning at 9 a.m. is the popular Antique Car, Tractor and Truck Show in downtown Lowry. The car, tractor and truck show will feature a People's Choice Award for entrants in the motorcycle, truck, cars (1960 and older), cars (1961 and newer) and antique tractors.

The annual Kiddie Carnival will be held from 12-3 p.m. at the Lowry Community Center playground and will be a prelude to the Grand Day Parade. The parade will roll through the streets of downtown Lowry beginning at 3:30 p.m.

At the conclusion of the parade, area firefighters will be busy playing in the water with the fireman water fights. The water fights will take place on Florence Ave.

A variety of events, including a concert by the Milan Community Band, chicken feed, and street dance will carry Lowry Days goers through the end of a busy Saturday night.

On Sunday, Lowry Days will come to a close with the Lion's Pancake Breakfast and Community Church Service both at the Lowry Community Center.

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We have assembled some photos of the parade for your viewing pleasure. Everyone had a great time t the 3-day event.

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Lions Lowry Community float - riders are Roger Weisel and Bob McCrory, Glenwood Young person on stilts - We haven't found out who it is New Horizons 4-H Club float - tractor driver - Paul Koubsky Lowry State Bank - employees and their children dressed as M & M's
Lowry State Bank - employees and their children dressed as M & M's -Lowry State Bank employees & kids Lowry Group Entry – Cody of Watertown, SD –grandparents friends of Paul & Dee Weisel – bar stool racer project for high school course St. Paul's Luth Church float - Back row children are Mekayla Schroeder, Amanda and Mitchell Anderson, Michael Peabody, Front Row - Joseph and Nelsen Femrite
St. Paul's Luth Church float - Back row children are Mekayla Schroeder, Amanda and Mitchell Anderson, Michael Peabody, Front Row - Joseph and Nelsen Femrite Runestone Park Foundation Race Car #73 - Race car driver is Zach Johnson, grandson of Vertis Johnson, son of Nathan. Race Car #73 - Race car driver is Zach Johnson. 4-wheeler behind car is driven by Nathan Johnson, dad of Zach and son of Vertis & Wilma. Don't know who's on go cart
Wonder Wheeler Women - 8 Lowry area women driving 4-wheelers, stopping, getting off and greeting each other, back on 4-wheelers and driving off. (They all had big suckers in their mouth.) Enjoyed watching them and they sure were having a good time Wonder Wheeler Women Lowry Manufacturing's entry.  They  had a drum corp marching and with them various percussion instruments made from large pieces of metal, the largest being hauled by a skid loader as it was bonged. -Redneck Rescue - driver Steve Hvezda, on back, toilet, plunger, rope, wrenches, pipe, etc.