Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June Bug Days in Baldwin Thursday - Sunday

June Bug Days is here! The festivities start off on Thursday when the Blackhawk Hockey Brat Stand opens 11 a.m. A free Community BBQ at the American Legion starts at 5 p.m. The Fire Dept. Kickball Tournament at Mill Pond Park starts at 6 p.m. The Baldwin Queens will be face painting, under the tent from 5 to 7 p.m. A Dodge Ball Tourney starts 6 p.m. on tennis courts and "Rocket 88" will play (under the tent) from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Friday is full of events with food and fun being the mainstay. The BAMC Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. The Chamber of Commerce Food Stand is open from 4 to 8 p.m. and the Blackhawk Hockey Association will start selling brats at 11 a.m. Many more food vendors open at 5 p.m.

Kids Night will feature a Dunk Tank (sponsored by Gethsemane church youth group) and a jumping castle, 3 point shoot out, mini-golf, giant slide, obstacle course and pony rides at 5 p.m. The Bike Rodeo is at 5 p.m. in the American Legion Parking Lot, Sponsored by Baldwin Ambulance and Baldwin Area Medical Center.

Fast and Slow Pitch Softball at will be held at Mill Pond Park and the United Civic Center will have free open skating starting at 5 p.m.

The Hypnotist "Alkaytraz" will be under the tent at 6 p.m. and Live Music by "SECTION 8" starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday's events start early with the Booster Shot Run 10K at 7 a.m. and Booster Shot Run 5K at 8:15 a.m.

3-on-3 Hockey Tourney at the United Civic Center starts early. Softball continues at Mill Pond. A Horseshoe Tournament at Bols Lanes starts at noon. And Mud Volleyball starts at 2 p.m. at Mill Pond Park.

The Blackhawk Hockey Brat Stand opens at 10 a.m. and Chamber of Commerce Food Stand is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. other food vendors are open all day.

The Little June Bug Costume Contest starts at 10 am. under tent and the Grand Parade starts at noon.

The Fantasy Coral Petting Zoo at Mill Pond Park and Pony Rides run from noon to 5 p.m. and the ATV/Mini Rod Pull at Mill Pond Park is at 2 p.m.

Miss Baldwin Queen's Pageant is at 7 p.m. at the High School Auditorium.

Fireworks sponsored by Fireworks Outlet, Fireworks City and the Village of Baldwin begin at dusk.

"Round 2" plays under the tent from 5 to 7:30 and "Brat Pack Radio" plays from 9 p.m. to l a.m.

Join us Sunday for Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion from 7 to 11 a.m. (Freewill Donation).

Softball will continue throughout Sunday with championship rounds.

A Car Show at Mill Pond Park runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Wynveen Autobody.

Rockman DJ Music will perform from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Tractor pull will begin at 12 noon.