Thursday, July 12, 2012
This is our city celebration. At one time it was called Frontier Days but was changed many years ago to Puckerbrush after the brush that blows in the wind back in the older days. We start celebrating on Thursday. There are food shacks set up by the court house by the boy scouuts and other business. A pool party for the teens on that night also. Friday the Lions do a corn feed on the lawn plus free watermelon. They do a flag disposal ceremony by the Vets to dispose of old flags, they have bounce houses on the lawn for kids, crown Little M/M Puckerbrush and a kids parade, a battle of the businesses which is fun to watch (bed races, toliet paper races, and such things.) Then on Saturday there is a 5k run/walk in the morning, a craft show at the court house, the big parade that goes about 2 hours. The Rotary club does a big BBQ chicken roast down the middle of main, entertainment at the court house lawn, fire truck rides and contest and then instead of fireworks on the fourth we wait and do them Saturday night by the river with a band playing and all. There is alot of other things going on also but too many to mention. Sunday ends the weekend with the Heritage Park having church service and entertainment and showing the power farm machines. Then the high school does a variety show in the aud at school. That is a brief summary of our weekend celebration. Then the following week the WIT travelers have their club meetings and fun at the Friendship Hallcamp grounds that is just down the road from us and Winnebago owns.
A busy weekend for sure. It is nice to enjoy it now for I use to work the whole time, cooking out in a building that was hot most years. Over 20 years of doing that so was glad I told them no more about 2 years ago. Do miss seeing and visiting with the people from all over the US that you make friends with from every year. I will still walk out on the entertainment night to say hi. Haven't heard who they have this year, but the last night (Thursday) is usually a big name group or person.
This should answer the question of what the celebration is.