The Prairie County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 32nd annual town-wide Terry Yippee! celebration, Saturday, July 27.
The Yippee!’s day of events will kickoff Saturday with a traditional favorite – the Terry Yippee! Run. Organized by the Terry High School Close-Up group, the run event will include 10k and 5k routes, as well as a kids run. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Stockman Bank parking lot.
Walkers as well as runners are encouraged to participate.
Registration for the eighth annual Cornhole Tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Murn Park.
Sponsored by Prairie Community Hospital Foundation, the lawn game event is played with teams of two taking turns as they pitch cornhole bags, filled with feed corn, at raised wooden platforms. Play continues between the two competing teams until one team reaches a score of 21.
Other Yippee! activities taking place on Saturday will include a Lemons and Leftovers downtown sidewalk sale, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. along with a day-long opportunity to walk the Prairie Historical Trail … along the Yellowstone Trail.
Games for the family will be offered in the afternoon at Murn Park.
A barbecue meal beginning at noon in Murn Park will also be available to Yippee! goers. Free will donations will be accepted for the meal, sponsored by the Prairie County Chamber of Commerce.
The Prairie County Museum and Cameron Gallery will be open to the public during Terry Yippee! from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
New to this year’s Yippee! will be a Memoirs Tour, sponsored by Evelyn Cameron Heritage Inc., and the Prairie County Museum. The memoirs will include a walk through downtown Terry, highlighting the history behind some of the buildings and businesses. It is set to begin at 2 p.m. in front of the Kempton Hotel. Square dancing lessons and square dancing will be offered from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. downtown.
The day’s events will conclude with a downtown street dance performance by “Old School” from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Published July 17, 2013