EAGLE – A full day of fun is plans this Saturday in Eagle.
Activities for Eagle Fun Day begin at 7 a.m. and keep going through after 10 p.m.
Eagle Vision President Jen Krajewski said there are a lot of activities packed into the day for all ages.
“It’s fun, has something for all ages and draws a lot of traffic to town,” she said.
She said this year’s Eagle Day has the same, popular activities from previous years.
The pancake feed at the United Methodist Church gets things going from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Donations will go to Boy Scout Troop No. 33.
Registration for sand volleyball is at 7:30 a.m., with games to start at 8 a.m. Krajewski said volleyball has always drawn a good crowd and is expected to again.
Craft vendors in the pool parking lot open at 9 a.m. Stands will be open until 3 p.m. There will also be an Embellish Eagle Charity Silent Auction going on. The charity auction is Eagle Vision’s fourth annual public art event/contest. Local talent has decorated mason jars to be shared with the community. The mason jars will be on display with the vendor booths for people to bid on their favorite.
The pool parking lot will also be the site for the 10 a.m. presentation of Miss Eagle and Little Miss Eagle scholarships.
This year’s Miss Eagle is Brooklynn Kreikemeier. She is the daughter of Julie and Bruce Kreikemeier and will be a senior at Waverly High School. She has been involved with Eagle Vision helping with the Easter Egg Hunt, Eagle Fun Day and Santa. Kreikemeier is a member of the St. Mary’s church group and helps with the elementary students. She is a member of the Waverly color guard and Waverly golf team.
After high school graduation, she plans to attend Iowa Western Community College, majoring in dental hygiene, and then intends to continue her studies in dentistry at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Delaney Kutschara is the 2019 Little Miss Eagle. She is the daughter of Tara Dougherty and Jared Kutschara and is a fifth grader at Eagle Elementary school. She participates in the grade band and choir.
She is also involved in dance, soccer and basketball. She loves little kids so she would like to work as a nanny while going to college.
Also starting at 10 a.m. is the bike races. These will take place at Sixth and D streets.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Legion bingo for all ages will be played at Bailey’s Local Bar and Grill.
From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department will again host kid friendly water wars.
The big Eagle Day parade steps off at 2 p.m.
“For as small as a community as it is, we do have a big parade,” Krajewski said.
Every year, the parade has a theme and this year it is Day at the Beach. Parade participants are asked to honor the theme with their entries.
“I am excited to see what people will pull out,” she added.
After the parade is another of Eagle Day’s popular activities.
“The kids’ games are super popular,” Krajewski said.
Many of the games are for the younger children, but many of the towns’ teenagers supply the manpower to run the games.
“So, it brings everybody together,” she added.
The kids mini carnival runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For the adults, the beer garden opens at 8 p.m. Lloyd McCarter and the Honky Tonk Revival will take the stage at 9 p.m.
Eagle Vision’s fireworks display will light up the night sky at 10 p.m.
Krajewski said this is one of her favorite events at Eagle Day and is something the entire family can enjoy together.
Following fireworks, the announcement will be made for Eagle Days King and Queen.
This year’s nominees for queen are Michelle Daake, Lindsey Shunkwiler and Lisa Beckstead. King nominees are Jon Daake, Shane Beckstaed and brett Schunkwiler.
Krajewski said all candidates were nominated by the community. It will be community who decided the winners by their donations into voting jars at Patina Joe, Bailey’s Local and both Casey’s.