Welsh Days celebrates ‘where the strong reside’
By Linda Petersen
WALES—Welsh Days this year on June 29 and 30 will feature many of the much-loved favorites. A Wales Tradition, the StrongMan competition, is just one of two such competitions in the state. It’s particularly fitting since the town’s motto is “Wales— where the strong reside.”
The two-day festival begins at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow with the Dutch oven cook-off at the park (150 S. State). Contact is Carol Jensen at 851-4599.
Afternoon activities include DUP bake sale at 3 p.m. and Jr. Strongman registration at 4 p.m. and competition at 4:30 p.m., with evening events of town raffle and Dutch oven judging beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by the potluck dinner (meat provided, Dutch oven cook-off items included) so bring chairs and a dish to share. Live entertainment is from 8:30-11 p.m.
Saturday’s Fun Run registration at the park begins at 6:30 a.m. Contact is Lora Roberts at 469-1894. Half-mile fun run for children is at 7 a.m.; 5K Fun Run at 7:15 a.m. Flag ceremony is at 7:45 a.m. followed at 8 a.m. with Strongman registration and city breakfast in the park. A horseshoe tournament is at 9 a.m., with the Mammoth Parade at 10 a.m. Contact is Liz Brotherson at 469-0165.
Grand Marshals John and Wendy Taylor will lead the Mammoth Parade on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. (Organizers say they are happy to welcome last-minute entries. Just line up at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday).
Tickets for the traditional town raffle (which funds Welsh Days) are $1 each or six for $5. The raffle includes many prizes but the most coveted is the quilt made each year by Connie Lamb and the Quiltkeepers Quilt Guild.