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Festival Opening Ceremonies

IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood went into full swing last night with the opening ceremonies taking place at 4:00 PM. Members of American Legion Post Auxiliary #5 provided the Honor Guard at the flag raising.

Members of Post 5 and other community groups got an early start in preparing the food and beverages for the evenings patrons. There was a delicious deep fried turkey feed organized by "The Friends of Festival Ironwood".

"The Friends of Festival Ironwood" also sponsored the free Polka Dance with  Richie Yankovich and Polkarioty playing Ironwood's favorite music genre'. The band began the entertainment at 4:00 PM and continued until 8:00 PM. Admission to the dance was free. The Friends of the Festival sponsored the event.

The big duck pond immediately attracted lots of kids hoping to win one of the great prizes available. There were three great bicycles donated to the Festival for prizes.

There was a "Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament", at Brewster’s Northwoods Bar & Grill, tat was sponsored by Ironwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino.

Beginning at 8:00PM McKevitt Patrick Funeral Directors sponsored a Teen Dance.  DJ music was provided by Magnum Entertainment.


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Festival continues Today:


9 am-6 pm          Child Identification Program, Masonic Lodge, 389 Suffolk, Ironwood, sponsored by Masonic Lodge 389, 906/932-1828

10 am                  World’s Largest Duck Pick organized by HOPE Animal Shelter

10 am                  Hope Animals, 906/932-1511

10 am                  Kids’ Woodchip Scramble, sponsored by Woodtech Builders, 906/932-8055

10 am-3 pm        Kids Activity Day, organized by the Gogebic County 4-H Youth Group & other community partners, 906/663-4047

10 am                  Family Sun Safety display, organized by Western U.P. Health Dept., 906/667-0200

11 am-2 pm        Slow Poke Da Clown/Happy Daze & Twinklz Face Painting, by Cheryl Cunico

Noon-3 pm         DOVE Bingo, 906/932-4990

Noon                   Alley Cat Garage Car & Bike Parts Swap Meet, (corner of Aurora/Lowell Streets), organized by Gogebic Area Thrift, 906/932-0300

1-3 pm                Pie and Ice Cream Social, Wesley United Methodist Church, 500 E. McLeod Ave, Ironwood, 906/932-3900

3 pm                   Opening of the Centennial Time Capsule, Depot grounds, 715/476-0072

4-7 pm                Dorothy and The Boys, Live music

7-11 pm              North Country Hoe-Down, live music by Johnny Trash & Jimmy Lee, free admission compliments of the Downtown Ironwood Development


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