IRONWOOD - The 2010 Festival was shortened by
one day this year, however, it wasn't short on activities
The last day of Festival Ironwood began early
with a Big Top Pancake Breakfast, organized by Lighthouse
Faith Center. At 8 am American Legion Post 5 served as Honor Guard
for the “Star Spangled Banner” Ceremony.
Saturday saw the continuation of many events;
the City Wide Festival Sales at participating businesses, the
Alley Cat Garage Car & Bike Parts Swap Meet, that was organized
by Gogebic Area Thrift and the Child Identification Program,
sponsored by Masonic Lodge 389.
Saturday also offered an Outdoor Pool Tournament, sponsored by Prizm Entertainment
that took place at the depot. An arts and crafts sale also took
place at the depot. The sale was organized by the Ironwood
American Legion Auxiliary.
There were no ducks left to be picked at the
Hope sponsored Duck Pick. The pond was cleaned out Friday. Next
year the organizers plan on doubling the prizes.
Slow Poke Da Clown/Happy Daze & Twinklz Face
Painting, by Cheryl Cunico was were back making baloon animals
for kids and painting incredible faces.
Saturday afternoon of course was highlighted
by the Annual Old Depot Car Show organized by Klassic Kruisers
While the Car show took place on the street there was a great
deal of entertainment going on under the Big Top.
The afternoon began with a two hour long music concert by the
Gogebic Range Concert Band. The band played many of their
audience's favorite songs, including those featured below in our
As usual, the band under the direction of
Larry Gabka, did a great job entertaining the crows gathered at
the Festival. The Band's summer Schedule continues next weekend
in Washburn for the Reunion Parade.
We video taped their performance and have
included a few of those videos below.
The Dance Recital was followed by the Old
Depot Auto Show, trophy presentation and Classic Car
Cruise/Parade on Wheels.
Then came the Fantastic Festival Finale, a 50’s & 60’s Dance,
featuring live music by Robbie Vee & his
Rock & Roll Caravan,” organized by the Klassic Kruisers
The Car Show, Classic Car Cruise and the great
Dance are covered under separate articles
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