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Corn Carnival activities in Gladbrook

June 18, 2017
Reinbeck Courier

Corn Carnival Saturday Kid's Day Activities

Corn Carnival 2017 "Kids' Day" will be at the Gladbrook City Park on Saturday, June 24th. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with events starting at 10:00 a.m. Do try to register early so that events can start on time.

The Cozy Coupe Races will start the events so the one year olds won't have to wait so long. The Big Wheel Races will follow and then the Sport Car Races. The Basketball Shoot, Pedal Tractor Pull and Corn Throwing will also all start at 10:00 a.m. We will rotate age and weights so that kids can compete in all events if they wish. It becomes a three ring circus but lots of fun for all.

Sand Pile

A gigantic sand pile with "hidden treasures" inside will again be available to help entertain even the tiniest carnival goers. Preschool through kindergarten age kids can bring their pails and shovels to hunt for the coins hidden in the sand.

Cozy Coupe Races

Youngsters will use their foot power to propel the Little Tikes cars down the street.

Age divisions will be 1 yr, 2 yr, and 3 yr old. We hope our younger participants enjoy this event. There is an entry fee. Medals will be awarded to the 1st place winner with prizes for 2nd and 3rd places. Racing begins at 10 a.m.

Big Wheel Races

Corn Carnival '17 will once again offer Big Wheel Races for kids. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. with racing to follow the Cozy Coupes. The age groups are 2-3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 year olds. There is an entry fee. Each individual will be timed and the best times will be awarded prizes and first place medals.

Pedal Tractor Pull

We will also be having a Pedal Tractor Pull just like the "big boys." All supplies are furnished; all you need is enthusiasm and muscle power. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Weight brackets are by pounds and you will be weighed at registration. Weight classes are 35-46 lbs.; 47-58 lbs.; 59-70 lbs.; and 71-80 lbs. There is an entry fee. There will be first place medals in each class and prizes for 2nd and 3rd. Pulling starts at 10 a.m.

Sport Car Races

Our Sport Car Races feature the Little Tikes Sport Racer. All participants will race through a marked course except the 3-4 year olds. Age divisions are 3-4; 5-6; and 7 year olds. There is an entry fee. All "Racers" are furnished, all you need is "Pedal Power."

Medals will be awarded for 1st place with prizes for 2nd and 3rd. Racing will begin after the Big Wheel Races.

Basketball Shoot

The Basketball Shoot will be held on the basketball court at the City Park. Age divisions for boys and girls are 5-6; 7-8; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14, and 15-16. We will again feature Little Tikes basketball hoops and balls for the younger ages.

Regulation baskets will be used for the older ones. Two age brackets will be run at the same time. There is an entry fee. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Shooting will begin at 10 a.m. Medals will be awarded for 1st place with prizes for 2nd and 3rd in each age bracket.

Corn Throwing

What would Corn Carnival be without an ear corn throwing contest. We hope to get this started at approximately 10 a.m. with two age brackets going at the same time.

Adults will start first at one throwing site, then jumping back to the younger age brackets. Come watch the corn fly through the air. First through 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the winners in the following categories (boys and girls): 1-3; 4-5; 6-7; 8-9; 10-12; 13-16; 17-19; 20-59; over 60. There is an entry fee.

Come join the fun and participate in all of these activities, or bring a lawn chair to sit back, and have a good time watching the people. Refreshments will be available at the Shelter House area. If you have questions regarding any of these activities, call Sam DeWitt at 515-297-0500 or Terri Luehring at 641-473-3081.

 
 

 

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