The joys of harvest will be celebrated at The Shops of Fox Run on Sept. 29 with a free feed, music and dance, contests for youngsters, business after hours and plenty of sales.
“We wanted to do this to thank our farming and ranching customers,” Marci Sondeno, owner of The Lucky Buckle, said.
Sherry Hecker, co-owner of High Caliber Sports, added, “We want to thank them because we are an ag community, but we also want to thank everybody.”
Activities will include a grand opening celebration for Sidney Liquor under the ownership of Ken and Teresa Volk and Ron and Tracie Hammer. A free feed including hamburgers and hot dogs will be offered starting at 11 a.m.
Another highlight is that Rod Iron will present a patio party parking lot dance featuring the local band The Relics from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The day’s events will kick off with businesses offering sales, inside and outside, beginning at 9 a.m.
After the school day is over, a sidewalk chalk contest under the guidance of the MonDak Heritage Center is being offered. The contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Registration for the contest is from 3:30-4 p.m. at Reynolds Market. People can also pre-register at Reynolds’ customer service center. Decorating, based on a harvest, will run from 4-5 p.m. There will be a first-place prize for each age group.
From 4-6 p.m., The Shops of Fox Run will celebrate Business After Hours through the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Each of the participating stores will provide treats during the time frame. Local talent will be at the Shops at Fox Run to entertain also.
In addition, the day will also feature a decorating hay bales contest with 4-H organizations taking part in the friendly competition.
Also on site will be equipment from Tri-County Implement for residents to view.
If any non-profit organizations wish to participate in the celebration, they should contact one of the business owners at The Shops of Fox Run.