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Enjoy Lehigh River Days

A full weekend of fun is planned

The usually quiet city of Lehigh promises to be a hotbed of activity this coming weekend.

That’s because the Lehigh River Days celebration is back.

After a one-year break due to COVID-19, this will be the 39th celebration.

The action actually starts on Friday with a new event: glow-in-the -dark volleyball. Everything will be dark except for the boundary lines, the net and the ball. There will also be a Miss and Mr. River Days kids talent show that evening.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Then there will be another new event. This one is called the School Hill Bike Climb and it will challenge bicyclists to pedal their way up what is probably the steepest hill in a town noted for having a lot of hills. A street dance will cap off the day.

A community church service and the Lehigh Locker Cook-Off are set for Sunday.

Mixed in along with those big events will be lots of games. And don’t forget the food, which will be plentiful. Bring your appetite to the senior center lunch Saturday afternoon and the Fire Department’s pork loin supper. And then there’s the Sunday morning pancake breakfast.

If you haven’t spent much time in the community, Lehigh River Days will provide an excellent introduction to a scenic town on the banks of the Des Moines River. And for a lot of people, the celebration will be a homecoming of sorts.

Whether you are a lifelong resident of Lehigh, or someone who is new to the area, we encourage to spend some time this weekend enjoying Lehigh River Days.

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