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Labor Day Flyer

Essex, Iowa
Annual Labor Day Celebration
September 2nd-4th

 Celebrations Since 1910!!



Tentative Items black, confirmed items red


Day Event                                     Chair  Phone


August 27, 2017

   (712) unless noted

 2pm 2017 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


 September 3, 2017


 10am        Community Worship Service at St. John's Church
Pastor Ann Albert, St. John's Lutheran Church
Pastor Jim Ressegieu, Faith Evangelical Covenant Church
       Pastor Rick Sleyster, First Presbyterian Church
       Church is now handicap Accessible & Air conditioned!
 Pastor Jim
 11am-1pm Sunday Dinner ~ St. John's Lutheran Church
Free will donation

St John's Lutheran Church Members
 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
3:30-6:30pm Homemade Pie & Ice Cream ~ Anderson Park
Grand Marshal Photo 5:15 - all past & current Grand Marshals are invited to the group photo.
Dana Wenstrand & Tish Glasgo 370-5149
3:30-4:30pm Sidewalk Chalk & Kids Games- Anderson Park   Dana Wenstrand &  Candice Liljedahl 370-5149
4-8pm Inflatables - Anderson Park
Essex Childcare  
 4pm Children's Pedal Tractor Pull ~ Anderson Park
     Sponsored by Essex Community Club

     Classes by Age * 4-12 Yr Olds * Awards * Qualification for State!
     4pm ~ Registration  *  4:30pm ~ Pulling Begins
Green Plains Inc
 5-7pm BINGO!  ~ Anderson Park -- Picnic Shelter
     Hosted by Essex American Legion Auxiliary 
Essex American Legion Auxiliary  
 6pm Bathtub Races ~ Fremont Farmers 4-H Club
     Denison Street ~ West Side of Anderson Park
     Registration ~ 6pm  Races -6:30pm
Mary Ohnmacht


 September 4, 2017


 7-11am Pancake & Sausage Breakfast ~ Fire Station           
    Hosted by Essex Fire Fighters Assn.    
Fire Fighters  379-3711
 8am Fun Run/Walk  ~ 7am Registration - Start at EHS 
     Hosted by ???  Flyer & Entry Form
 8am-All Day! Market ~ Antique, Collectibles, Crafts, Etc.  
    Anderson Park      Market Flyer/Application
Melissa  Chambers
 9am-1pm Antique & Classic Car Show ~ Downtown
   "ECC Currency" as Prizes
    1pm Announcement of Winners   Flyer & information
Candice & Drew Liljedahl
 9am-2pm Antique Tractor Show ~ Downtown ECC
Eric Ackerberg
 10am-4pm Food Stands ~ Anderson Park & Downtown
  Page County Pork Producers - Pork on a Stick!
       Page County Cattlemen - Ribeye Sandwich & Hamburgers!
                  ~ Cattlemen's Proceeds to Essex Child Care Center
       Sonrisers Kettlecorn & Lemonade!  
       Essex School National Honor Society Homemade Ice Cream!
      Essex Childcare Center concessions 
      Rollin' Smoke BBQ
 10am Beautiful Baby Contest ~  Anderson Park Bandstand  
    Ages 0-24 Months ~ 2 Categories ~ "Best Dressed" & "Cutie"
 11am-4pm Inflatables - Anderson Park
    Armband or ticket options
Essex Childcare Center  
 11am-1pm Baked Potato Dinner ~ First Presbyterian Church
  Baked Potato with toppings, homemade bars & drinks!
       Church is handicap accessible & air conditioned!
Clint Hascall 402-616-6865
 2pm Parade ~  Line Up Starting at 10am
Judging at 12:45pm 
Parade Entry Rules

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
    3 Classes: Compact, Modified, Stock
    Vehicle Check-In from 1:30-3pm 
   Food & Beverage Stands ~ Essex School Athletic Dept.
Thanks to all our Derby Sponsors: O'Reilly Auto Parts, Casey's General Store, Farmers Telephone Company, KMA Broadcasting, Nebel Construction & Auction, Sorenson Auto,  First Heritage Bank
Essex Community Club Event

Show Manager: Austin Terry   



   Demo Derby Flyer    Demo Derby Rules   Pre-Registration Registration Day of Derby





        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, 2017. 
                                        Application & payment due by June 15, 2017.
2017 Food Vendor Permit Application 
2017 Street Permit Application 
Labor Day Vendor Ordinance - City of Essex
        * Local businesses & local non-profit organizations are given first consideration for
           Food Vendor & Street Vendor Permits during the Labor Day celebration.