|6/13/2018 2:17:00 PM|
June Bloom Summer Festival this weekend in Dodge Center
|Well, now’s your chance! June Bloom committee members, Liz Johnson, Chris Pluto, Brenda Ellingson and Ingvild Herfindahl demonstrate the fun. You won’t be painting this car, but on Saturday at North Park you can have at it on an old car provided by McNeilus Steel Recycling. Washable paint and brushes will be available for everyone to be an artist at the June Bloom Arts in the Park.|
With a new name and a new logo, the Father's Day Weekend line up of events in Dodge Center is now called June Bloom Summer Festival. The June Bloom committee has everything in place for the June Bloom Summer Festival June 14-17.
In addition to the old favorites of the Firemen's Cookout, Arts-in-the-Park and the Fly-in Breakfast, there will be bingo, an artist doing portraits and an old car to paint on with supplied (washable) paints and brushes.
The Star Herald (Community News Corp) is also sponsoring a city-wide garage sale to bring more people into town for the event.
Mike Hoyt is the artist who will be doing the portraits. In explaining his work, he said, "Through 'One Another,' people volunteer themselves to be drawn and sometimes engage in the act of drawing themselves. They sit directly across from me at a small desk and I draw their portrait using Chinese ink and brushes.
"During that time we engage in a variety of conversations. They range from favorite superheroes, sports people like to play, fun family activities, safe hangout spots, life travels and, at times, deeply personal revelations."
The citywide garage sales begin on Thursday, June 14, and continue throughout the weekend.
Friday activities include a free swim day, sponsored by McNeilus Steel, at the Natalie Webb Aquatic Center from noon to 8:30 p.m. with the Dodge Center Fire Department's cookout at the Fire Hall from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Activities get under way at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15. June Bloom arts-in-the-park will be back in North Park this year, just off Highway 34.
New this year - get creative, have fun and paint an old car from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be youth and adult art vendors at the park. Vendors cover a variety of artistic areas including gift boxes, jewelry, woodcrafts, hardbound books and journals, silk floral arrangements, repainted furniture, paintings/drawings, polymer clay and fiber arts.
Music is planned for all day Saturday under the tent, beginning with Marion's Concertina Band from 9 to 11 a.m., Lost Faculties from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and The Dreamers from 1 to 3 p.m.
Mike Hoyt will be doing his portraits from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bingo is on the agenda from 4 to 6 p.m.
Also on Saturday, just up the road on the corner of 1st St. and 1st Ave. NE, the United Methodist Church is having a Quilt Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food will be available at North Park on Saturday. Huckleberry's will be providing coffee and donuts in the morning, the Dodge Center Lions Club will be selling barbecues, chips and beverages and Faith in Action will have ice cream sundaes.
Sunday, June 17, features the Fly-In Breakfast at the Dodge Center airport from 7 a.m. to noon.
Dodge Center Library Director Ingvild Herfindahl chairs the June Bloom Committee with the help of the city's Community Development Director Liz Johnson.
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