North English Fun Days
July 24-25-26, 2009
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On Friday evening, July 24, at 6:00, the EVettes sponsored the Kiddie Parade at the EV Nursing Care Center.
Phyllis Scandridge Verhalen presented Mrs. Calvin Coolidge to the community at the EV History Center on Friday evening at 7:00. Over 80 people were in attendance, and it's hoped she will return next year.
Many of our teenagers had fun on Friday night at the Teen Dance sponsored by Moore Photography
at 8:00 at the Lower Shelter at City Park. With music from Forrest Gibson's Sound Machine and chaperoning by the EV PTO, lots of kids had a great time on the opening night of the Fun Days weekend.
Bright and early at 8 a.m., the Fun Run began at the high school. This event was sponsored by the Knoll Ridge Swimming Pool Committee, and over 60 runners participated in the one mile/5K walk and run.
At 10:00 a.m. on a bright, sunny Saturday morning, the Fun Days Parade began
with the 1927 North English Firetruck and the English Valleys High School Marching Band.
EV student Morgan Glaspie was crowned the Keokuk County Expo Queen this summer, along with her cousin Ashleigh Davis from Keota, the runner-up. These two cousins enjoyed riding in the Fun Days Parade.
After the parade, the Community Center hosted a craft show with several displays of handcrafted items
for show and sale. A highlight was T. J. Ramsey, a state geologist who explained geodes,
the Iowa state rock. He also had many available for customers to purchase and crack open.
The always popular Church Food Stand was a big hit again with fun food items at the lower shelter in
City Park and an opportunity for people to get together to spend the day with friends and family.
A variety of fun-filled activities were available at City Park during Saturday afternoon
with the National Guard Climbing Wall, Oh Wet Fun, and a wonderful surprise
called the Obstacle Course that was open to anyone who wanted to run it, free of charge.
The EVettes had two enjoyable activities during the afternoon, inflatable games for children
on the ball field and the EV Car & Truck Show on Main Street.
Early in the evening and late in the day, there was music at City Park on Saturday, July 25.
Bob Caswell and friends performed at the upper shelter from 5:00 - 7:00
with the Rock'n Flames playing classic rock and roll from 8:00 until midnight.
A highlight of the evening was hearing Pat Neumiller play with the Flames during the dance.
His performance of the national anthem during the fireworks display was memorable and appreciated
by many. Pat, shown on the left, is a 1994 EV graduate who currently lives in North English.
The Fun Days celebration ended on Sunday morning, July 26, with an Ecumenical Service at City Park.
Pastor Diana Lovett from the English River Church of the Brethren spoke with the assistance of Pastor Kirk Statler from the North English Christian Church. A congregation of nearly 200 people were in attendance.

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