Wessington Fun Days 2023 planned

Wessington Fun Days will be held July 14 and 15 featuring fun events, afternoon music by Kim and Jacen Jensen, and a street dance.

The fun will begin Friday, July 14, with bingo and cribbage, with a breakfast at the Legion Saturday morning. A community rummage sale is planned, along with pickle ball and bean bag tournaments, a Bloody Mary contest, pork loin supper and and an exhibit at the library.

Bingo begins Friday at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. with Snyder Cribbage Tournament.

Breakfast on Saturday will be served from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the American Legion, with the community rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Caramel rolls will be available at the Wessington Museum from 9 to 10 a.m.

A 2.5K Color Run / Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration will be at 8 a.m. outside the American Legion. A freewill donation will benefit the Wessington Swimming Pool.

The Firemen Beer Stand will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Turtle races begin at 10 a.m., with the parade, “Beach Party,” starting at 10:30 a.m.

Kids inflatables will be in the park, with a $10 wristband for all day access to the inflatables and city pool. Part of the proceeds will go to the Wolsey-Wessington football and basketball teams.

Root beer floats will be served following the parade. An antique tractor display will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The pickle ball tournament begins at noon, (a fundraiser for the Wolsey-Wessington girls’ basketball Team); as well as a Bloody Mary Contest, which is offering cash prizes for the top five winners. Must be 21 to enter. Contact Jared Zerfoss at 605-354-2346 to sign up.

Pie and ice cream will be served in the Presbyterian Church fellowship hall with entertainment by the Jensen’s. A freewill offering will be given to the Wessington Public Library.

Cornerstone Winery will be set up under the gazebo from 3 to 6 p.m., with the wheelbarrow races also beginning at 3 p.m., followed by a bean bag tournament at 5 p.m., which is benefiting Westerns Shrine Unit.

A pork loin supper will be served under the tent from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a street dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring “Urbandale Lane.” There will be a $10 cover charge per person.

On Sunday, July 16, an outdoor service is planned on Main Street. The Presbyterian Church will lead the service, with breakfast burritos to be served prior to the service. Bring a lawn chair.