June De Wit | Staff Writer
The Boyden Bash is back with events scheduled for June 22, 23 and 24.
The weekend kicks off with a two-person best-ball golf tournament Friday at noon at Otter Valley Country Club. Lunch is open to the public by reservation. Sandwiches and salads will be served. This event, sponsored by Otter Valley Country Club, is a fundraiser for Boyden community events.
Bingo, sponsored by Pit Row, will be played from 4-5:30 p.m. in Centennial Park with prizes available. A kids’ mini tractor pedal pull, run by the Steuvens from George, will be sponsored by Brunsting Insuance. There will be prizes here too.
Ag Olympics, sponsored by Farmers Co-op Society, is back. The “farm-type” obstacle course will work with tractor tires, bales, and other farm-related items. Also at 5 p.m. and new this year, the Purple Cow Ice Cream trailer opens.
The fire department will be sponsoring a “burning” house that can be sprayed with a fire hose to put the fire out. The activity will be from 5-7 p.m.
Citizens State Bank and Boyden Insurance Agency will be sponsoring a grilled pork burger meal Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. in Centennial Park’s main shelter. The meal will be followed by a dessert auction from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Desserts will be made by local bakers. Register by June 15 to donate goodies to this event. Contact Sandy Fick (712-439-1359), Wanda Slykhuis (712-725-2339), Shirley Winter (712-725-2235) or Laura Van Meeteren (712-725-2069) to participate in baking. You can also sign up at Boyden Public Library. Proceeds will benefit future Boyden community events. Don Krommendyk will be the auctioneer.
New this year, from 7:15-8 p.m. Peter Brunette, a juggler, will entertain kids and adults. Demco Manufacturing Co sponsors this free event.
At 8 p.m. a Scavenger Hunt Walk/Run begins in Centennial Park. There is no need to register and there is no cost. Participants will get a list of clues and go around town to find a person in a certain shirt. They’ll receive a stamp on their sheet of paper when they find this person and when their sheet is full, they can return it to the park for a prize. The event is sponsored by Infinity. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Kelderman at 712-344-2830.
An outdoor family movie, “Wonder,” will be shown at 9:15 p.m. in the park. The event is sponsored by Farmer’s Co-op Society. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy free pop and popcorn.
Saturday, June 23, starts with a frisbee golf tournament in Centennial Park. Register from 9-10 a.m. and the tournament begins at 10:15 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. An entry fee of $10 will be charged and half of that will go toward installation of concrete tee pads. There are amateur and advance divisions. De Koster & De Koster sponsors this event.
The weekend wraps up with a community worship service sponsored by Boyden Association of Churches. The service begins at 10 a.m. at Boyden First Reformed Church and will feature the Allen Family. A freewill offering will be collected during the service to support the Allen family’s various ministry needs.
On Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., a pulled pork fundraising meal will be served in the Demco Center. SIG International Iowa Inc. has donated the meat. Freewill donations will be accepted for park revitalization projects.
Premier Communications is also helping with additional advertising costs, general expenses and prizes for various activities all weekend.
The Boyden Bash Committee is excited to promote Boyden with lots of free family entertainment June 22-24.