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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • Pumpkin painting to cow pie bingo Saturday at ‘Fall’ into Annawan

  • Events at Howes Park, Hennepin Canal
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  • The Village of Annawan will host “Fall” into Annawan on Saturday at Howes Park and the Hennepin Canal.
    The Annawan Canal Ambush 5K Run/Walk and Mini-Triathlon will begin the day’s activities at 9 a.m. The race will begin at the Hennepin Canal bridge north of town on Route 78. All other events will take place at Howes Park.
    Kid’s activities, such as bounce houses, pumpkin painting, face painting and others will begin at 10:30 a.m.
    Food and craft vendors will have stands set up at the site. Kids will be able to take part in a pumpkin pie eating contest at 1 p.m. Activities for the kids continue with the Buckaroo Rodeo at 2 p.m. The rodeo will include Stick Pony Barrel Races, Haystack Scramble, Chicken Races and a Greased Pig Contest.
    Cow Pie Bingo will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bingo tickets are on sale now and will benefit the new Annawan Community Center. Fifty dollars buys a square. The owner of the square where the cow decides to put its “pie,” will win $1,000.
    Evening events include a Chili Cook-Off and soup and chili supper.
    A bags tournament for all ages will begin at 5 p.m.
    The night will wrap up with a deejay and dance in the park starting at 7 p.m.
    For more information call (309) 935-6264. For information and entry forms, visit www.annawanillinois.org.
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