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Wolf Lake promises 'a howlin' good time' time

The 28th annual Wolf Lake Harvest Festival - "a howlin' good time" - will be held Aug. 12-14.

The event kicks off with a coronation, the Miss Wolf Lake/Little Miss pageant at 7 p.m. Friday in the Community Hall.

A street dance begins at 8:30 p.m. in the Community Hall with Party Spark providing tunes.

Saturday's events include a 5K walk/run, leaving at 9 a.m. from Klondike Café.

A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church. Call Amand Aho to register at 218-538-6690.

Face painting, a flea market and a scavenger hunt begin at 10 a.m. in the Rescue Squad building.

Collector cars and tractors will line up in front of Klondike Café at 10 a.m. Contact DuWayne at 218-538-6005 for info.

The Lions will be serving a ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wolf Lake Community Hall.

The deadline for the kids coloring contest is at noon; entries are available at Lakes Area Co-op.

Kids games - water balloon tossing, an egg passing relay, three-legged races and pillowcase races - begin at noon. Scavenger hunt awards will be presented at noon at Christ Lutheran Church.

The Harvest Festival parade begins at 2 p.m. Entries, including military-based participants such as Legions and Reserve units, are welcome. Contact Erin Jepson at 218-538-6005.

A dessert social follows the parade.

Then head to the mud pits, where a half-hour after the parade, a mud run begins. To enter, call Ken at 218-639-6354.

Or join in a bit of arm wrestling in front of the Community Hall.

A five-card tournament begins at the Community Hall after the mud run. Players are limited to 25 playing five rounds. Spectators are welcome to watch their favorite card shark.

A street dance with Rita by the Heart begins at 8:30 p.m. by the Community Hall.

Sunday, a horseshoe tourney begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. Doubles are at 9 a.m. and singles at 1 p.m. Contact Chuck at 218-849-4148 for info.

A co-ed softball tourney begins at 10:30 a.m. A two-person team lawn bowling tournament begins at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome. Contact Merle to register for the softball tourney at 218-839-9500; call Logan at 218-849-1904 to sign up for lawn bowling.

Prize drawings begin at 3 p.m. with a $1 donation casting a name in the hat for the $500 first prize, $400 for second, $300 third, $200 fourth and $100 fifth. (Need not be present to win.)

Watch for clues in the Enterprise to locate the Susi Jarvi charm, with $100 to be awarded to the winner.

To reach Wolf Lake, take Highway 34 west.  Just west of Osage, go south (left) on CSAH 47.  CSAH 47 ends in a T at CSAH 40.  Continue west (right) into Wolf Lake.