Following the demise of the popular Linn Grove River Jamboree, community volunteers have banded together to create a new summer event for the scenic riverfront community,
The first Little Sioux Day will be held Saturday, July 14.
"The plan is for this to become an annual event. We kept the planning on a smaller scale this year, with the possibility of expanding and adding new things for 2008," said Linda Patterson.
The theme for the first event will be "Come Celebrate Small Town Life!" with many traditional forms of celebration.
Things get underway on the 14th with the Children's Parade. Entry information is available by calling 334--0139.
The Big Parade will follow at 10:30. Call 299-4410 for more information. KAYL Radio will announce both parades.
A Pork Loin Dinner begins at 11:30, with a freewill donation to help support the event.
Nature Art for Kids will run from 10:30-12:30 with local professional artist Diane Noll. Children can try painting, beading, fish printmaking and more. Children's Games will begin at 12:30.
Everyone is invited for an afternoon of canoeing and fishing on the Little Sioux River. Tackle and canoe rentals will be available at the J&K Dam Bait Shop.
Complete the day with a Fish Fry at Bobby's Sand Bar, downtown Linn Grove, starting at 6 p.m.
The Linn Grove Library will also be holding a fundraiser during the Little Sioux Day. They will provide coffee, juice and cookies for 50 cents each, beginning at 9 a.m. The library will be selling Casey's Pizza Partnership cards for $10, to raise funds to purchase new books and movies.