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Retail Association Hosts Annual Harvest Fest

By Staff | Oct 12, 2010

Get ready for Harvest Fest. The annual event sponsored by Emmetsburg Retail Association gets underway this week, with special activities this Saturday, Oct. 16.

“Harvest Hop” begins today, Tuesday, Oct. 12. Stop at participating businesses and pick up a game sheet. There are 20 businesses listed. Get the sheet stamped by ten participating businesses to qualify for a drawing Saturday, Oct. 16. Drop off game sheets at the VFW between 11 a.m. and 12:29 p.m. for a chance to win a $50 bundle of E.R.A. Bucks. The drawing will be held at 12:30 p.m. sharp and there will be four lucky winners.

Harvest Fest activities are planned for Saturday, Oct. 16, at the VFW Hall in Emmetsburg.

Holiday Buttons will be on sale at a reduced cost of $3, only at the VFW and only on Saturday. Early Holiday Discount Button Specials are good for one week, Saturday through Saturday, Oct. 16-23. Look for a list of button specials in today’s issue of The Reporter.

Emmetsburg Salsa Contest is Saturday, Oct. 16, at the VFW Hall. Each contestant must provide one pint of homemade salsa for the judges to taste. To sign up, call Amy at 852-2222. Then, take entries to the VFW between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday. Prizes will be provided by Lee Beem.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the VFW. A freewill offering will be accepted, with a portion of the proceeds going to Upper Des Moines Winter Heating Assistance.

Prizes, games and entertainment are also part of the day. Ardelle Conner has made pies especially for Harvest Fest again this year. There will be a drawing for pies every 15 minutes (must be present to win). Dave Carpenter will be on hand for “Cartoon Sketching” by request.

Harvest Fest is sponsored by Emmetsburg Retail Association, a division of Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce.