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Friday News – July 22, 2022


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Get Sauced

That delicious Lally’s Barbeque Sauce is once again hitting the retail shelves. Tom Mullally says this savory sauce uses the same recipe used at the restaurant, a family recipe passed down for years.

Sales representative, Lori Westhoff says you can not only buy the barbeque sauce at Lally’s Eastside Restaurant on Plymouth Street in Le Mars, but also at many area stores.

Lori says both the popular Barbeque sauce and Lally’s Thousand Island Salad Dressing are already an area favorite and a reminder to many of Le Mars hometown memories.

By the way, Lally’s Thousand Island Salad Dressing will also be available soon in stores in a 12 ounce squeeze bottle.


Life Skills at the Fair


Quilts, Cow Chip Bingo, and the Ice House….all fundraisers for Life Skills Training Center at the Plymouth County Fair next week. Shelly Thomson, Marketing & Development Coordinator, says the 25th Annual Quilt Auction will take place on Saturday, July 30th, at 2 p.m. in the air conditioned Century Hall, with viewing the hour before the auction.

Thomson says only a very limited number of $5 tickets remain for Cow Chip Bingo, another annual fair-time favorite that takes place Sunday, July 31, at 2 p.m. near the Grand Stand area. At last report just some of the ticket locations had tickets remaining including Northwest Iowa Credit Union, Primebank, and American Bank. The Ice house in the Pioneer Village is also a refreshing stop through-out all five days of the fair.

All the funds raised stay local to help Life Skills.


Pedal Power

The City of Sergeant Bluff anticipates 25-Thousand plus people in the city limits this weekend for the kick-off of RAGBRAI, the Des Moines Register’s Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. On Saturday, the City will provide three shuttle routes that can be used by residents and guests free of charge. Tips will be collected to benefit local community organizations. There will be designated parking areas with shuttles from places including the high school and the main camp ground. Andrea Johnson of the Sergeant Bluff City Council and the city’s RAGBRAI Committee says they would like drivers to avoid the main business district.

On Saturday, a series of concerts and activities will begin around noon.


Merrill Daze

As we reported earlier this week, this is day one of the 150th year celebration of the town of Merrill. Merrill Daze activities today (Friday) include the Car Show & Shine, Ice Cream Social, Bouncy Houses, and food by the Plymouth County Pork Producers. Saturday opens with the Kids Bicycle and Main Parade at 9 a.m., Tractor Show, BBQ Cook-off, Vendor Show, Bouncy Houses, Carol’s Kitchen, and a Street Dance.

Merrill Daze Schedule:

Friday, July 22

Car Show & Shine 5 p.m. start- Kissinger Center, lower level

Ice Cream Social 5-7 p.m. Kissinger Gym (Both Churches hosting)

Plymouth County Pork Producers 5-7 p.m. Ballfield Concession Stand (4-H Club serving)

Bouncy Houses 3-7 p.m Kissinger Center

Saturday, July 23

Kids Bicycle Parade/Large Parade 9 a.m./8:15 a.m. line-up (Start at the Fire Station)

Tractor Show following parade

BBQ Cook-off Competition 9 a.m. start (Town Square, Main Street)

Vendor Fair 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Kissinger Center/Lower Level (Concession by Girl Scouts)

Bouncy Houses 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Kissinger Center

Carol’s Kitchen Upper Level Kissinger

Street Dance featuring Ben Grillet 7-10 p.m. Downtown, Main Street