Polska Kielbasa Days to feature laser tag

The theme of Polska Kielbasa Days this year is “Ivanhoe Salutes Hollywood” and will feature a new attraction, laser tag.

“We’re hoping to do something for teenagers up to age 30 who aren’t into ball games,” said Loretta Lundberg, president of the Ivanhoe Community Club.

For young women, the Distinguished Young Women Program will be at the Lincoln HI gym tonight. Entering seniors can compete at the local level for a chance to go on to state in four categories: academics, a personal interview, physical fitness and talent.

Winners at the state level can go on to the nationals in Mobile, Ala. to compete for scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America.

Also in the talent line, the sidewalk chalk art contest for kids starts at the library at 12: 30 p.m.today and goes up the sidewalk as far as they need the space.

An event that proved popular when introduced last year will be back as well. On Saturday afternoon, the Anything of Interest Show returns to Main Street.

“It can be classic cars or collections of some kind,” Lundberg said. “That was real popular last year.”

For the sports-minded, there will be softball, volleyball and bean bag tournaments, water fights and an antique tractor pull.

And of course there will be food: a pork chop feed today, ethnic Polish food, a Whopper feed and chili cookoff on Saturday, and on Sunday tacos in a bag and a pie and ice cream social. There will also be food vendors available.



10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Zoo Mobile by Bramble Park Zoo, Watertown, S.D., Ivanhoe Community Center

12:30 p.m. Sidewalk chalk art contest starting at the library

1-3 p.m. Kids game day at the Ivanhoe Pool

3-6 p.m. Open swim at the pool

5-7 p.m. Pork chop feed at Gilson Field

6 p.m. Softball tournament begins

6 p.m. Lunch stand opens at Gilson Field

7 p.m. Distinguished Young Women program at Lincoln Hi gym

8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke at Ivanhoe Liquor Store

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Music by More Cowbell Productions at Gilson Field

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Laser tag at Gilson Field


Softball tournament continues

7 a.m. Pancake feed at Ol’ Time Cafe

7:30 a.m. 5k/1 mile run/walk at Ivanhoe Medical Center, register polishdaysfunrun.com

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors downtown

9 a.m. Volleyball tournament, to register call 694-1274

10 a.m. Kiddie races at Lincoln HI football field

10 a.m. Bingo at Gilson Field

10:30 a.m. Lunch stands open at Gilson Field

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Ethnic Polish food at the VFW

Noon Kiddie tractor pull and water fights at the fire department

Noon-3:30 pm Anything of Interest show on Main Street

Noon Chili cookoff at Gilson Field

Noon Bean bag tournament at small diamond, to register call 605-690-4263

1-7 p.m. Inflatable activities at Gilson Field

3-8 p.m. Whopper feed at Gilson Field

3 p.m. Adult water fights on Main Street

8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Solera at Ivanhoe Liquor Store

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Music by More Cowbell Productions at Gilson Field

10 p.m. Fireworks at Gilson Field


Softball tournament continues

8 a.m. Lunch stand opens at Gilson Field

10:30 a.m. Tacos in a bag at Gilson Field

12:30 p.m. Parade starts, “Ivanhoe Salutes Hollywood”

1:30 p.m. Pie and ice cream social and square dancers at the VFW

1:30 p.m. Bingo at Gilson Field

1:30 p.m. Antique and classic tractor pull, west of Gilson Field