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Spud Day kicks-off

By Staff Writer
Published On: Sep 18 2013 04:59:54 PM CDT
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SHELLY, Idaho -

The 85th annual Spud Day kicks-off this Saturday. The day will be filled with great food, crafts, games, amusement rides and entertainment.

Spud Day organizers want to invite everyone in the surrounding community to come out an participate. Spud Day Chair Chris Sheetz said its more than just a day of events.

"It's just a time that we all come together. We get to kind of relax and enjoy, have a good time. Bring your family. Bring your friends. This just extends to the farther communities," said Sheetz.

The celebration will include both traditional and new events with the mash potato tug of war as well as new performances from local artists.

Reference of Saturday events:

QRU Pancake Breakfast (Shelley Senior Center) 7:00 a.m.

Spud Run - 5K, 10K, 1?2 Marathon (Sunrise Elementary - ages 12 & up) 7:00 a.m.

Children’s Parade (Shelley State Street) 9:45 a.m.

Spud Day Parade (Shelley State Street) 10:00 a.m.

Major events at Shelley City Park and Dawn Lloyd Field:

Community Orchestra (Park Stage - SW Corner of Park) 11:00 a.m.

Free Baked Potatoes and Trimmings (Southeast Park Shelter) Noon

NEW! The Reptile Guy (Park Stage – SW Corner of Park) Noon

Potato Picking Contest (Center of Park) Noon

Horseshoe Tournament (NE Corner of Park) 12:30 p.m.

Talent Show (Park Stage - SW Corner of Park) 1:00 p.m.

Potato Sack Races (NE Corner of Park) 1:00 p.m.

NEW! The Reptile Guy (Park Stage – SW Corner of Park) 2:00 p.m.

Spud Tug (Southeast Ball Diamond) 3:00 p.m. 

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