On Sunday, July 5, folks will flock to Bowlus for Bowlus Fun Day. The all-day event, sponsored by both the Bowlus Fire and Rescue and the Bowlus First Response teams, will have something for everyone.
Bowlus is located on Highway 26, five miles west of Royalton.
A 5K walk/run, hosted by the Guardian Angel Youth Group, kicks off the celebration with registration for the run from 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m., with the 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m. The walk/run starts at the gravel parking lot at the Bowlus Feed and Grain. A free 1K run for children under 12, will begin immediately following the completion of the 5K.
An outdoor Mass at 10 a.m. on the grounds of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, will feature music by “Kid Polka.”
The parade down Main Street, that some say is the best in Central Minnesota, begins at 11:15 a.m.
A full 12 hours of fun follows, from noon – midnight, when visitors can enjoy continuous music, activities, rides and games for all ages in the Bowlus City Park.
The traditional water fights involving area fire departments begin at 2:30 p.m.
Refreshments, food, games, music and activities for the entire family are offered all day, including horse rides and Bowlus Fun line rides, pull tabs and more.
Music through the day will be provided by “Kid Polka” from noon – 4 p.m. and then “Loss 4 Words” takes over from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., located in the covered band shell in the city park.
The grand raffle drawing is held promptly at 9 p.m., with fireworks beginning at dusk.
For more information, call Arnie “Punky” Benusa at (320) 584-5405.