Terril Fun Days approach

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

All are welcome to Terril on Aug. 10-11 for Terril Fun Days 2018.

Celebration organizers have many events going on these two days, so there should be something for everyone.

The evening will start with a kids carnival at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Outer Limits Restaurant.

There will also be an adult hot dog eating contest and karaoke later in the evening.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, events such as a bean bag tournament, gravel grinder bike ride, trap shoot, truck-and-tractor pull, junk art contest, horse shoes, pie and ice cream and kids events will be held. Saturday evening we will have the band, Anthony Koester and the Skunk Band in front of Mainstreet Bar. We are selling raffle tickets, T-shirts, there will be food and a lot of fun.

Terril is also looking toward its 125th birthday in the year 2020.


Fun starts at The Outer Limits Restaurant with a Kids Carnival fro 5-7 p.m. This will include games, Jell-O eating contest, a dance contest and more. At 7 p.m., the hot dog eating contest will begin. There will be a junior division, a women's division and a men's division. Karaoke will start at 8 p.m. with Rob Burrito spinning the tunes and encouraging all to show their stuff. Also at 8 p.m. the kids can head up town to the green space across from the bank for some fun swinging at pinatas for candy and then a "Movie on Main."


The 8 a.m. Terril Fun Days Gravel Grinder Bike Ride will begin Saturday at Fairchild Welding in Terril by the big bicycle. After picking up a free care package supplied by the Ruthven Meat Locker, the ride will meander to Wallingford, crossing the hydrological divide splitting the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and stopping at the pub for a light breakfast and beverages.

After leaving Wallingford, riders will climb for several miles again crossing the divide. At about the 23-mile mark, the choice must be made by riders stop at 25 miles or keep going for 50 miles. Riders who choose the 50-mile route will keep going to Superior.

Riders will leave Superior heading north stopping just short of the Minnesota border. The next stop will be the Little Swan Lake Winery. Bison burgers will be available on the menu. Riders will head south to McBreen's honey, horseradish and produce farm operated by Dave and Bev McBreen. They will have a hydration station at the location. Riders will pass Pleasant Lake and other wildlife areas on the way back to Terril.


Kids have plenty of fun activities to choose from Saturday, Aug. 11, as part of Terril Fun Days. The morning starts at 9 a.m. with a Scavanger Hunt around Terril. Participants can have up to four on a team. Meet by the State Bank on Main Street. Carnival games, including bean bag toss, plinko, basketball shoot, ducks, pig races and more will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youth can also ride the train. T-shirts are available to decorate for $5. There will also be a cash cube for prizes and a couple of inflatables so, if it is warm, be prepared to get wet! At noon, register behind the G-T Elementary School to take part in the punt, pass and kick contest, which will begin at 12:30 p.m. Line up at the G-T Elementary School to be in the bike, walk or wagon parade, that will begin at 1 p.m. with the parade starting at 1:30 p.m. The kids will parade two blocks east of the school and then turn north on State Street and parade for two blocks. Come watch the fun! Then from 3-5 p.m., play bingo or bid on items in the silent auction at the Terril American Legion Building on Main Street.


The 2018 Terril Fun Days Tractor Pull in Terril will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 starting at 10 a.m. Registration is 8-9:30 a.m. Late entries can delay the start of the tractor pull therefore after 9:30 a.m., entries will be charged an additional $5 per pull.

The hook fee will be $15 per hook. We will be using the BIGFOOT II sled from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The pull will start with the 3500 Stock class, working through the Open, V8 Modified, Pickups, Farm Stock and Open Farm Turbo. This event will be located south of Pro Coop in Terril. This event is sponsored by Mainstreet Bar, Ruthven Meat Locker and Von Ehwegen Seed Inc. For more information, please contact Mike Roslansky at 507-841-0978. Participants can also get a registration form from him.


The Terril Fun Days Committee will be holding a Bean Bag Tournament at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in front of Mainstreet Bar in Terril. Cost will be $20 per team. The tournament will be limited to 32 teams of two maximum. Prize payout will be based on total money via entry fees with 30 percent going to first place. For more information and to register contact Patrick Fairchild at fairchildp@yahoo.com or text 515-291-2079.


Here is a contest for the creative person who likes to take junk metal pieces and turn it into something cool.

A five-gallon bucket of "junk" items will be issued. The number of items in the bucket will be the same amount and will be as close to identical as possible. There will be a $10 entry fee plus a $5 deposit on the bucket full of items. The deposit will be returned on entry day when the bucket (with any unused items) is returned and the Junk Art Creation is entered in the contest. Buckets may be picked up between 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at 10 State Street (across from library) or call Connie Sidles at 712-260-5840 to arrange for a bucket pick up time after July 28. There are two divisions: painted or polished or rustic. Entries will be on display by 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, with judging to start soon after. For more information and to get registration papers, please contact Constance Sidles at 712-260-5840 or any Fun Days committee member.


On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Terril Fun Days Committee will be holding a Trap Shoot. This is a new event to Fun Days and will be a fun shoot only not professional. It will begin at 7 a.m. with last shooter at 10 a.m. Shotguns only and must use #7 or #8 shot size. There will be 25 clay targets at three stations using a combination of automatic throwers and manual throwers. Preregistration is encouraged but we will accept same-day registration. It will cost $15 per shooter. For more information and to register, please contact Patrick Fairchild at fairchildp@yahoo.com or text 1-515-291-2079.


An intricate quilt made and donated by Marilyn Lewis will be raffled during Terril Fun Days. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. The winner does not need to be present to win.

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