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Community days, Saturday, Sept. 12; Harwood to roll out welcome mat

The community of Harwood is celebrating in a special way with their Community Days event set for Saturday, September 12, filled with a variety of fun, family oriented events and activities for all ages to enjoy.

Start your day at 7:30 a.m. with the Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Zion Lutheran Church members, at the Community Center with serving continuing until 10:30 a.m. Also featured at the Community Center will be Bingo from 10 a.m. to noon, conducted by the Senior Citizens.

Harwood State Bank will be observing their 90th anniversary in a big way with a 4.01k run that has registration at 10 a.m. and the run beginning at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $15 for single and $25 for family, with all proceeds benefitting the Park Board. The first 100 registrants will receive a T-shirt and prizes will be awarded. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon, featuring brats, beans and cole slaw. Everyone is encouraged to participate in any or all of the activities, as well as enjoy tours of the new bank facility which opened in August of last year.

A Car Show sponsored by Jet Way and Cass County Rods will be held at the Harwood School parking lot from noon to 3 p.m. Anyone with questions about this event is asked to call 282-2356.

The American Legion will be offering their regular bingo session from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., featuring a $500 must go game.

The grand parade is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. on Chapin Drive across from the Harwood American Legion.  In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 13 at noon.

From 5:30 to 6 p.m., the Harwood Fire and Rescue will be demonstrating what not to do when you have a cooking oil fire at the Fire Hall.

A Pulled Pork Free Will dinner will also get underway at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Activity during the dinner will include entertainment by the Legion Brass Band, a Zion Lutheran Church pie auction and a military recognition service.

Music will round out the evening with a Family Luau Street Dance at the North Acres Skating Rink Park from 7 to 9 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Midnight Highway will be performing at the American Legion.

Those attending the street dance are asked to dress in Hawaiian attire. A variety of fun events are being planned so children are encouraged to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult.

As a kick-off event of sorts the Harwood Hideout will be a dance on Friday night, Sept. 11, in advance of the daylong activities on Saturday.

Sunday events will consist of three church services: 9 a.m. at Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church, Harwood; and 10 a.m. each at St. Williams Catholic Church, Argusville, and Zion Lutheran Church, Harwood, with the latter an outdoor service, weather permitting.

Co-chairpersons for the event are Barry Krogh and Kathy Woodbury; while Brad and Melissa Nudell are co-chairs for the parade. James and Karla Wolsky have been in charge of coordinating the pancake breakfast and evening street dance, while Linda Kihle has been in charge of publicity. Several other volunteers have also dedicated their times and talents to the effort.