Tolna celebrating 105th birthday

Louise Oleson, Editor
The community of Tolna is celebrating its 105 birthday soon.

The community of Tolna will be celebrating its birthday soon. Three days of activities are planned in conjunction with the celebration of its 105th.

Friday, July 8

Friday evening activities, July 8, include an EMT barbecue from 5 - 7 p.m. and a community auction following at 7 p.m. The profits from the auction will be used on the Tolna Bay beach and fishing dock project. Plans are in the works to improve the boat ramp, build a shelter and create both a swimming and picnic area. Donated items for the auction are welcome. They are asking for items in good condition, baked goods or hand-made craft items.

There will be Legion and amateur baseball games that afternoon and later Friday night the Backfield Bar will have music in the evening.

Saturday, July 9

Saturday, July 9 will begin bright and early at 6 a.m. with the Fireman’s Fishing tournament at Tolna Bay. The two-mile walk/run will be at 9 a.m. and in the park there will be a craft fair, children’s games and a ping pong prize drop.

The oldtimers baseball game will be held Saturday afternoon. There will also be an inflatable obstacle course, dunk tank, children’s parade, bake sale and other games for all - young and old.

Bingo will be in the City Building at 2 p.m.

The turkey barbecue will be held from 4:30 to 6:30, the band “Old Time Kings” will provide music during the dinner hour, a talent show will be held at 7 p.m. and a dance featuring “Silverado” will be at the ball diamond at 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 10

An all Faith’s Service will begin the day at 9:30 a.m. in City Hall followed by  a car, truck and motorcycle show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street. There is no entry fee and a people’s choice award will go to the car, truck or motorcycle in each division with the most votes from the folks attending the show.

The old time dance will be at 2 p.m. at the City Hall featuring the waltz, polka and two-step. The WCC Band will be playing. A buffet will be served at the Friend’s Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information contact Ed Poehls at 262-4734 and for donations to the auction contact Gayle Klefstad at 262-4933 or Stacy Luehring at 262-4908 by July 1.