Wolf Lake Harvest Festival Friday-Saturday, Aug. 18-19

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Summer fun and games, along with great food are waiting for patrons at the 34th annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival Friday-Saturday, Aug. 18-19.
 
The Harvest Fest committee noted the final preparations are in full swing. In addition to the traditional favorites like the Lions dinner, Susi Jarvi Charm Hunt, VFW lunch wagon, and the Mud Run, the committee is excited to bring all the fun events throughout the weekend.
 
 
Friday, Aug. 18
 
Friday the festival will kick off with the crowning of the 2017 Miss Wolf Lake, Junior Miss and Little Miss at the pageant at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Hall. More information can be found by calling Andrea Yliniemi, 218-252-5618.
 
After the pageant Friday evening, singers can find their inner rock star and perform karaoke starting at 8 p.m. with DJ Shadow, at the liquor store parking lot.
 
Saturday, Aug. 19
 
Saturday morning bring some energy and running shoes for the United North Central Cross Country 5K Walk/Run which will start with registration at 8 a.m. and the race starting at 9 a.m. on Main Street. Entry is only $10 with T-shirt or without is $5. 
 
Be a hero and donate blood at the blood drive from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the bloodmobile located outside the Rescue Hall. To register call Jared Sikkila, 218-850-0448 or go to www.bloodhero.com. 
 
Take the kids to the grassy area west of the Klondike to participate in kid's games, a bouncy house and face painting starting at 10 a.m. 
 
At Christ Lutheran Church there will be a volleyball tourney at 11 a.m. with a $40 entry fee per team of 4 people. Teams must have at least one female or one male. Registration ends at 10:30 a.m. To register contact Tyrone Aho, 218-230-4098.
 
Kids can enter the coloring contest by picking up a free coloring sheet ahead of time from Lakes Area Co-op and drop it off when finished. The deadline for the coloring contest is at 12 p.m.
 
When stomachs start growling stop over to the Lions ham & turkey dinner at the community hall from 12-1:30 p.m. for a freewill donation.
 
The Wolf Lake Royalty Silent Auction will be held from 12-2 p.m. at the Lions Hall. Come and show some support for the young ladies and find some great deals.
 
Also during that time from 12-2 p.m. there will be dunk tank sponsored by Lakes Area Co-op next to LAC for $2 for 3 balls. Come check out who will be in the tank!
 
Bring the whole family to the Harvest Festival Parade which starts at 2 p.m. Line up at noon at the sliding hill north of town. Float entries from business, community organizations, and individuals are all eligible to win best parade entry in a variety of categories. For parade information contact Andrea at 218-252-5618.
 
Corn lovers should enter the corn on the cob eating contest at 4:30 p.m. in front of the liquor store. For a $5 entry fee whoever eats the most cobs in 2 minutes wins split the pot. Register starting at 3:30 p.m.
 
Get ready for some excitement at the “Mud Run” starting 30 minutes after the parade at the "Mud Pit." Vehicles will include powder puff, trucks, stock and modified, and four-wheelers will include two-wheel drive, 4WD, and powder puff. To enter the split-the-pot event call Ken, 218-639-6354.
 
Join in the fun at the Bean Bag Toss Tournament right after the Mud Run in front of Kinnunen Store. Team entry fee is $20. Contact Jeff Sorlien at 218-849-5960 to enter.
 
Raffle ticket prize drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in front of liquor store. Tickets will be available to purchase at businesses in Wolf Lake and Menahga. For $1 a ticket prizes include: 1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $100, 4th & 5th $50 each, and 6th & 7th $25 each. Winners need not be present.
 
To end the festivities come out to the street dance featuring Obstruction of Justice starting at 8 p.m. in the liquor store parking lot. Patrons must be 21 to enter beer garden. All others can enjoy the music next to the beer garden.
 
The Susi Jarvi Charm Hunt, sponsored by the Wolf Lake Wolf Pack Baseball Club, has been solved and the charm was found. Andreas & Annika Aho of Wolf Lake solved the mystery and found the charm after the first clue and will receive a $50 prize.
 
The charm was found next to the stone by the rescue hall, according to Andrea Yliniemi.
 
The clues were as follows: 1. I am hidden in material like my own, and you must know I am a stone. 2. In 1882 I did appear, telling of the heritage of a Finnish pioneer. 3. John Wirkkanen is my name, and courage perseverance and faith is my claim to fame. 
 
The grand marshals Arnold & Rosie Thompson would like to thank everyone in advance for coming to Wolf Lake for the 2017 Harvest Fest. Don’t forget to purchase T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats available at Lakes Area Co-op in Wolf Lake. For a full schedule check out the website: www.wlharvestfest.com. 
 
Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 22:30