“Aberdeen – How Sweet It Is!”
With the weather cooperating beautifully for the eighth year in a row, the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce estimates serving about 1,950 people at the free breakfast Saturday, June 25, to celebrate Aberdeen Daze. The number was down 450 from last year.
The chamber started serving breakfast at 6 a.m. and they served until the line ran out, around 11 a.m. Residents and visitors patiently stood in line for a plate full of pancakes, hash browns, sausage, eggs, and a beverage of their choice.
Aberdeen Daze kicked-off with a golf scramble and a drama day camp beginning Monday, June 20.
The chamber held the ping pong ball drop for the fifth year in a row. Also, the Aberdeen Arts Council held their youth theater camp during the week for the fifth year in a row. They met everyday during the week to practice and then gave two performances, one on Friday evening and one on Saturday afternoon. They performed the musical “Ye Haw!” It was directed by Amber Tilley.
Sidewalk sales are always a part of Aberdeen Daze and this year was no exception. Main Street was lined with sales and shoppers on both Friday and Saturday. This year the new Ace Hardware held an open house with Aberdeen Daze.
The Aberdeen Daze Dash had a good turnout for the race. There was a 5K walk or run along a designated route. Part of the course for the runners went along the section of the Gem Trail. Winners were: in the men’s 5K – Travis Klassen – first place, Travis Pincock – second and John Roberts – third; in the women’s 5K – Hannah Wright- first, Cassidy Jolley – second and Natalie Klassen – third; in the 5K walk Lura Schroeder – first, Laura Park – second and Sheila Park – third place.
The chamber drawing had a good number of prizes. Some were donated by area businesses. Winners of the top prizes were: Louise Chandler, winning a sprayer and Chris Duffin winning a mini grill and tools.
Krehbiel’s Museum drew a crowd to their building. Visitors spent many hours looking at all the collection that Clint Krehbiel has spent over 20 years acquiring.
Many high school reunions were held in conjunction with the celebration.
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