Donkey Daze Celebration is Saturday

Annual Renwick event kicks off with pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

RENWICK — Renwick’s 29th annual Donkey Daze celebration will begin with a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the fire shed on Main Street. The drawing for the winner of the Henry Golden Boy 22lr rifle will be during the breakfast.

City Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on the Main Street for anyone wishing to view the old Vernon, Renwick and Boone Valley trophies.

The Donkey Daze coed volleyball tournament will start at 9 a.m. at Renwick’s six sandpit courts. If you still wish to enter call (515) 332-4386 or (515) 890-9920 or check Donkey Daze VB Facebook page.

Donkey Daze parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street. For parade information, call (515) 824-3525.

The Wright County beef producers will cook burgers following the parade at the fire station for a free-will offering.

Free kid’s games will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. under the tent. Free rides on the Buffalo Train.

Registration for the free big wheel races is from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Racing starts at noon with four ages groups, from 3 years up to adults. Questions call (515) 890-8418 or (515) 890-1093.

A car show will also follow the parade. There is a $5 entry with judging at 1 p.m. Several categories will be awarded. Pre-register by calling (515) 890-9462.

Registration for the Blue Moose Saloon B-B-Q Cookoff registration and set up begin is from 8 a.m. to noon with judging at 4:30 p.m. Check Facebook page for more details. The Blue Moose will also host a Bag’s-n-Beer bean bag tourney. Register from 11 a.m. to noon, tournament starts at 12:30 p.m.. $20 per team of two. A double-elimination format with cash prizes for top 3 teams. Check Facebook page for more details.

Firemen’s dodge ball will be held in the afternoon.

The kid’s pedal-pull will accept registration at 1 p.m. with pulling to start at 1:30 p.m.. This is a state sanctioned pull.

The Alumni reunion banquet for the Vernon Consolidated, Renwick Independent and Boone Valley Community schools will start with a social hour at 5 p.m. with meal served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $14 and available at W&H Fast-way in Renwick. Out-of-towners reservations contact: Carol Froning at (515) 890-0195, or Dave McCurry at (641) 691-2435.May 31 is the deadline for purchasing tickets.

The firemen’s street dance will follow the days activities in front of the Blue Moose Saloon with the Dan Grause band from Des Moines performing. $10 entry. A food vendor will be on site Winners will be drawn for two guns: a S+W Bodygaurd 380 and a Dpms Oracle 223. Limited number of tickets sold.