Excitement builds as Boyden readies for Bash

Boyden Bash returns to the community’s calendar with a variety of events scheduled for June 23-25. The Boyden Bash Committee is hosting this special weekend promoting Boyden with lots of free family entertainment. The event will showcase newly-renovated Centennial Park as most events will take place there.

A two-person best ball golf tournament at Otter Valley Country Club Friday at noon kicks off the Bash.

Ferris wheel and train rides will be at Centennial Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be inflatables and carnival games Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All carnival games are free including the inflatables, skee-ball, soccer darts, giant Jenga, giant Connect 4, a 52-foot obstacle course, a 15×18 bounce gym combo with slide, and a mini-golf challenge. De Zoete Winkle Treats will be at the park selling ice cream and frozen treats Friday and Saturday.

A free pork sandwich meal will be served by Citizens State Bank and Boyden Insurance Agency Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. An auction of desserts made by local bakers will follow the meal. Register by June 16 to donate goodies to this event. Contact Tamie Uittenbogaard (725-2492), Shirley Winter (712-725-2235) or Shari Fedders (712-725-2281) to participate in baking. Proceeds will benefit the Boyden Centennial Park Renovation Project.

At 8 p.m. Friday, a Glow in the Park One-Mile and 5K Walk begins at Centennial Park. Registration forms are available on the City of Boyden website. An outdoor family movie, “Trolls,” will be shown at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, starts off with a Bean Bag Challenge at 8 a.m. in Centennial Park. Pre-register a team by contacting Bob Netten (712-725-2565) or Ryan Oostra (712-540-1764).

Concessions will be available in the park from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds will go toward park renovations.

A kiddy parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. A pork lion cook-off in Centennial Park will be judged beginning at 11:45 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the first three winners. To register to compete, contact Clark Moret (712-540-1986) by June 16.

A free magic show by Jim Perry begins at 12:30 p.m.

A Time of Recognition will begin at 1:30 p.m. Citizen of the Year (Bob Koerselman) and Student of the Year (Dustin Fykstra) will be recognized. The Boyden Bash Committee will also acknowledge residents and businesses who helped make Centennial Park renovations possible. The following companies donated work crews and/or equipment to help install playground equipment June 1-3: MJS Concrete LLC, Demco, PK Winter Inc., Boer & Sons and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley girls’ softball team.

A mini tractor pull from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. will feature revved-up lawn tractors driven by area riders who compete throughout the summer at various locations. The event will be located on the property south of the new Taft Street by Farmers Coop Society.

Saturday afternoon activities include a free photo booth, Bingo and a Spot Shot contest will challenge participants to see how many baskets they can make. Pre-registration is suggested for the Spot Shot by contacting Brad Van Roekel (712-725-2104) or Jon Draayer (712-470-6702). Creative Spirits Painting will also be offered in the park. Pre-registration is required as class is limited to 35 people. Register at:www.creativespiritssc.com/event-registration/?ee=2153

At 4 p.m. a memorial dedication honoring Iola “Olie” Horn-Walinga will be at the west ball diamond. The family invites the public to join them and some of Olie’s former softball teammates of the famous Boyden Girls Fastpitch Softball Team at this event.

A frisbee golf tournament will be played Sunday, June 25, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Anyone interested in entering the tournament should contact Paul Van Donge (712-348-2717).

The weekend wraps up with a community worship service sponsored by Boyden Association of Churches at Boyden First Reformed Church beginning at 10 a.m. (More information in this week’s Pastor’s Corner article.) Following the service, an omelet brunch fundraiser will be served at the Demco Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted for the park renovation project.

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