Another Valley Daze is now history. A raging thunderstorm cut Friday evening’s activities short, canceling the kiddie tractor pull and the fireworks. The grand parade was cancelled this year only for construction work that was planned but not yet begun. It still was a fun weekend, with lots to do for everyone. Thanks to the many volunteers and all who worked so hard to make this year’s Valley Daze yet another success!
The Watkins Lioness Club will again be sponsoring the Little Miss Watkins Pageant during the Kraut ’N Wurst annual celebration in August.
All little girls who are full-time residents of Watkins with a Watkins address: who have completed kindergarten through second grade may qualify for the pageant.
Saturday, June 29, 87th Anniversary
10 a.m. Parade *line-up 9 a.m. (Follow signs)
11 a.m. Games and food stands
Car, Tractor and Motorcycle show
Kiddie Tractor Pull Sponsors: Fair Haven Lions, Fair Haven Old Settlers, Sports Boosters
Kimball Historical Society Displays
Entertainment By: Annandale Community Band
Saturday, June 22 at EV-W Elementary School
Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m., show is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spectators are free, show participants are $10. Concession stand is on the grounds; door prizes are all day; awards are at
2 p.m. Tractor Drive is shortly after awards
Auto & Tractor Trivia throughout the day
Each year, operation of the Watkins pool has cost about $35,000 more than it takes in from user fees. The City of Watkins has been footing the bill to make up the difference.
This year, the Watkins council hired a new pool manager, Nora Rohrbeck, to help turn things around.
A pool committee was quickly formed. Before the snow melted, they were already hashing out ideas for fundraisers.
The pork chop feed Saturday, June 8, was the first.