SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MERRITT DAY’S 2014
Saturday, August 2nd: 3rd Annual C0-ED KICK BALL TOURNAMENT at the South Grove field. $100.00 per team registration fee. Minimum of 3 women on the field at all times. 16 team maximum. Call 750-6282 or 780-6164 for information/registration. Must be 18 years or older to play. “Kick-off” Merritt Days with some old fashioned fun!
Sunday, August 3rd - Friday August 8th (No clues on Monday)
TREASURE HUNT clues start. Clues published in the local paper and posted at City Hall and the Mountain Iron Library daily. The hidden "treasures" are metal pieces clearly marked. Treasure hunt closes at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11th, 2014. Bring the treasure to the City Hall for your prize.
Wednesday, August 6th:
5:30 p.m.: “POLKA IN THE PARK” Accordion music by George and Peg.
6:30 p.m.: “Puppet Show” in the park. Kids will learn, create and see a unique puppet show.
7:00 p.m.: Enjoy Cowboy Angel Blue Duet.
Thursday, August 7th:
7:00 p.m.: Live music at Mac’s Bar in Downtown Mountain Iron.
Friday, August 8th: ACTIVITIES HELD DOWNTOWN MOUNTAIN IRON (OLDTOWN)
5:00 p.m.: CASH BINGO at the Mtn. Iron Senior Center.
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.: REGISTRATION for Moonlight Bean Bag Games at the American Legion. Registration fee: $20 per team/Limit 64 teams. Call Brian Miller or Sally at 750-7219 for information.
6:00 p.m.: MOONLIGHT BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT begins at the American Legion begins.
7:00 - midnight.: TWO live bands will perform on the Main Street stage.
Saturday, August 9th; ACTIVITIES HELD DOWNTOWN MOUNTAIN IRON (OLDTOWN)
8:00 a.m. - Noon: PANCAKE BREAKFAST at the Senior Center sponsored by the Lions Club. Fee: $6.00
9:00 a.m.: B.G.'s WOODEN BAT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT begins and will continue through Sunday, August 10th. Games will be played at the South Grove Fields in Mtn. Iron. Call B.G.’s at 741-0512 to register.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Registration for the 7th Annual Larry Nanti “Pick Your Pain” Walk/Run. Participants may select the following: 5K or 7K Walk or the 5K or 10K Run. Registration fee is $25. Call Sally Peterangelo at 735-8625 or 750-7219 for pre-registration/information. Event will be held rain or shine.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: 7th ANNUAL LARRY NANTI “PICK YOUR PAIN” WALK/RUN begins. Line-up will begin at the Mountain Iron Library and will go through various routes in South Grove and back to the Library.
Noon – Merritt Day’s CLASSIC CAR SHOW. Cars will be parked on Main Street.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: KIDS CORNER. Enjoy inflatable bouncers, dunk tanks, Amazing Charles Comedy & Magic Show. Duluth Zoo will have animals to learn about, crafts, games, pony rides for kids at the Downtown Park on Main Street.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.: CASH BINGO at the Mountain Iron Senior Center.
4:00 p.m.: PARADE LINE-UP at the West end of Main Street.
4:30 p.m.: PARADE BEGINS. Call Marci at 410-3938 or Sally at 750-7219 to register.
1:00 p.m. – midnight: There will be a variety of live bands performing on the Main Street Stage such as award winning accordion player, MARIO, CHRISTOPHER DAVE HANSON BAND, PRESTON GUNDERSON, and VITAMIN BROWN, which will all lead up to the international band, LIVE, with such hits as I Alone, Lightning Crashes, Heaven and more.
STREET DANCES WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE.
Support Merritt Day’s Events: Raffle Ticket are $20. Grand Prize: 2014 Polaris Ranger Crew EPS. First Prize is $1,000, Second Prize is $500. Tickets may be purchased at local businesses or from committee members.
Food concessions on Friday and Saturday. Call Michelle at 780-6973 for vending information. You must purchase a vending permit at City Hall before Thursday, Aug. 7th.
NO COOLERS ALLOWED. For more information, call 748-7570 or visit our web site at www.mtniron.com
Merritt Day’s Wooden Bat Softball Tournament sponsored by B. G.’s Bar & Grill in Mountain Iron on Saturday & Sunday, August 9th& 10th. Entry fee required. All games will be played at the South Grove Complex. Men’s softball USSSA rules apply. For more information, contact Greg at B. G’s. The number is 741-0512.
All those who would like to participate in the Merritt Day’s Parade scheduled for Saturday, August 9th, are being asked to line up at the west end of Main Street starting at 4:00 p.m. The parade will start at 4:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in various divisions. All units and/or individuals are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Sally Peterangelo at 735-8625 or Marcie Gellerstedt at 735-8720.
The Merritt Day’s Moonlight Bean Bag Tournament will be held on Friday, August 8th, 2014. Registration starts at 4:00 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. with play commencing at 6:00 p.m. Rules will be posted and an entry fee of $20 per team is required. Location will be at the Mountain Iron American Legion on Mountain Avenue. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Limit of 64 teams. Contact Brian Miller or Sally at 750-7219 for further information.
This year during the Merritt Days celebration, there will be a 5K or 7K walk or 5K or 10K run, in memory of Larry Nanti, former Director of Parks and Recreation who was coordinator of this celebration from it on-set. Entry fee is $25. Proceed will be directed to future Merritt Day’s events in his memory.
This event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Mountain Iron Library and will go through various routes in the South Grove area and back to the Library. Registration opens from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. prior to the race. For more information, contact the Mountain Iron Parks and Recreation Department at 748-7570 or Sally Peterangelo at 735-8625.
3rd Annual Co-ed Kick Ball Tournament at the South Grove field at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014. $100.00 per team registration fee. Call Jessica at 750-6282 or 780-6164 for information/registration. Must be 18 years or older to play. “Kick-off” Merritt Day’s with some old fashioned fun!