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Labor Day Flyer

Essex, Iowa
Annual Labor Day Celebration
August 29 - September 1, 2014

 Celebrations Since 1910!!

"Together, We ..."


Events in Black are Tentative

Events in Red are Confirmed

April 9, 2014 

Day Event                                     Chair  Phone


August 24, 2014

   (712) unless noted

 2pm 2014 Miss Essex / Little Miss Essex Crowning 
Held at Trojan Hall ~ EHS ~ $1.00 Admission  
Little Miss Essex Entry      Miss Essex Entry 
Mary Ohnmacht
Brenda Franks

Friday  August 29, 2014    

 4pm-2am Live Band ~ Bubba's Bar & Grill
    Josh Heard ~ Indoors
Ken Knight 326-5436

Saturday  August 30, 2014    

 10am  Golf Tournament
    18 Hole/4 Person Best Ball $100/team
     9am Registration ~ 10am Tee Off
     Limited carts available ~ must reserve in advance.
Essex Golf
Ricky Hawkes
 6:30-8:30pm "Wright Family" Faith Covenant Church
Ice Cream Social & Love Offering   
     Church is Handicap Accessible & Air Conditioned! 
FECC Members  
 12Noon-2am Street Dance ~ Bubba's Bar & Grill ~ DJ Ken Knight 326-5436


 August 31, 2014


 8am-6pm BBQ on the Back 9 ~ Essex Golf Club
    Sign up at 8am ~ Judging 1,2,3&4pm. Awards at 5pm
     Entry Form ~ Due August 28       Event Rules
Essex Golf 379-3805
 10am        Community Worship Service at St. John's Church
Pastor Jim
 11am-1pm Sunday Dinner ~ Faith Covenant Church
    Church is Handicap Accessible & Air Conditioned!
FECC Members  
 12Noon-8pm Food Stand ~ Anderson Park    
    Bill & Ruth's Super Nacho's
           ~ Super Nachos, Hamburgers, Polish Sausage, Hot Dogs, Drinks

 1-5pm Antique Tractor Pull ~ NE Corner Arena
Must Register by 12Noon ~ Free Spectator Admission!  
Food & Beverage from 11am-3pm
           ~ Essex Community Club
Kenny Darnold
Bill York
 1pm Kids Water Fights ~ SW Corner Anderson Park
      Hosted by Essex Fire Fighters
      Fights begin approximately 1:30 ~ You must sign-in at 1pm.
Fire Fighters
Todd & Becki Franks
 2-4pm All School Reunion - Trojan Hall EHS   Jim Long  379-3662
 4pm Children's Pedal Tractor Pull ~ Anderson Park
     Sponsored by
Madsen International, Shenandoah
     Classes by Age * 4-12 Yr Olds * Awards * Qualification for State!
     4pm ~ Registration  *  4:30pm ~ Pulling Begins
 4-7pm Homemade Pie A'la Mode! ~ Anderson Park
     Current and past Grand Marshals are our special guests.
     Grand Marshal group photo at 5:15pm.

     Proceeds to Essex Community Endowment & Trust Fund


 4-8pm Kids Inflatables! ~ Anderson Park ECC
Laura Kirchert
 5-7pm BINGO!  ~ Anderson Park
     Hosted by Bank Iowa  
Bank Iowa
 6pm Bathtub Races ~ Fremont Farmers 4-H Club
     Denison Street ~ West Side of Anderson Park
     Registration ~ 6pm  Races -6:30pm
Amy Allen
 6pm-1am Twilight & Glow in the Dark Golf
     Play anytime between 5pm & 1am.
     9 in light and 9 at night. Same low price. 
     Glow in the Dark Balls & Accessories available. 
     Limited carts available - please reserve in advance.
Essex Golf  379-3805
 9pm-1am DJ ~ Bubba's Bar & Grill
    Bill Whitt ~ Indoors
Ken Knight 326-5436


 September 1, 2014


 8-11am Pancake & Sausage Breakfast ~ Fire Station           
    Hosted by Essex Fire Fighters Assn.    
Fire Fighters  379-3711
 8am SMC Fun Run/Walk  ~ 7am Registration - Start at EHS 
     Hosted by Shenandoah Medical Center  ~ 
Entry Form
Bill Billings
 8am-All Day! Market ~ Antique, Collectibles, Crafts, Etc.  
    Anderson Park     
Market Registration Brochure
Dana Wenstrand
 8am-12Noon Book Sale ~ Lied Public Library
    Also selling coffee, juices & cookies.
Brenda Franks  379-3355
 8am-4pm Food Stands ~ Anderson Park & Downtown
  Page County Pork Producers - Pork on a Stick!
       Page County Cattlemen - Ribeye Sandwich & Hamburgers!
                  ~ Cattlemen's Proceeds to _______________

       Bill & Ruth's Super Nacho's
           ~ Super Nachos, Hamburgers, Polish Sausage, Hot Dogs, Drinks
       Sonrisers Kettlecorn & Lemonade!  
       Bubba's Bar & Grill  
 9am-2pm Antique & Classic Car Show ~ Downtown
   "ECC Currency" as Prizes
    1pm Announcement of Winners
Candice & Drew Liljedahl
 9am-2pm Antique Tractor Show ~ Downtown ECC
Eric Ackerberg
 10am Beautiful Baby Contest ~  Anderson Park Bandstand  
    Ages 0-24 Months ~ 2 Categories ~ "Best Dressed" & "Cutie"    
Kenny Knight
 11am-4pm Kids Inflatables! ~ Anderson Park ECC
Laura Kirchert
 2pm Parade ~  Line Up Starting at 10am
Judging at 12:45pm   
Pete & Dana Wenstrand
 4pm Demolition Derby ~ NE Corner of Essex 
    Sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts
Advance Tickets at O'Reilly's $7.00 ~ $10 at Gate
    2 Classes: Compact & Full Size Cars
    Vehicle Check-In from 1:30-3pm 
   Food & Beverage Stands ~ Essex School Athletic Dept.
Remington Frank     




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        If you are interested in hosting a fund raising event, please contact
        Labor Day Organizers at
        All vendor permits ~ Inform chair of plans by May 15, 2014. 
                                        Application & payment due by June 15, 2014.
        2014 Food Vendor Permit Application
Street Permit Application 
        * Local businesses & local non-profit organizations are given first consideration for
           Food Vendor & Street Vendor Permits during the Labor Day celebration.