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Saddle Horse Holiday at Lake Benton features food, fun and horses

June 14, 2012
By Steve Browne , Marshall Independent

The 66th annual Saddle Horse Holiday at Lake Benton opens this morning with a 4-H Space Explorers mini-camp.

"It's put on by the Minnesota Extension office and happened to coincide with the holiday so it worked out well," said Heather Ulrich-Glynn, community executive director of Lake Benton.

The first clue of the Hidden Horseshoe contest was recently posted. Two horseshoes welded together are hidden somewhere around Lake Benton. On Friday two clues will be posted. The winner who finds the horseshoe will receive $50 in Lake Benton Chamber bucks and a T-shirt and gets to keep the horseshoe.

"There'll be a firemen's tug-of-war on Saturday, which is huge around the area," Ulrich-Glynn said, "and this year they'll be doing a kids' version."

A new event tonight is the free lawnchair drive-in movie at Lakeside Park.

"We're hoping families will come down and bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and enjoy a family-friendly movie," Ulrich-Glynn said. "Historically a store used to show movies on their back wall and we decided to replay it."



9 a.m.-noon 4-H mini camp Space Explorers, pre-registration needed

1:30-4:30 p.m. 4-H mini camp, Clowning, pre-registration needed

Dusk Lawn chair drive-in movie night, Lakeside Park


11 a.m.-1 p.m. First Security Bank hot dog feed, Lake Benton American Legion

5-7 p.m. Pork chop feed, Lake Benton American Legion

8 p.m.-1 a.m. Starvey's Disco, Lake Benton Municipal Bar

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jaden Smith DJ, American Legion


All day softball tournament DeZeeuw Field

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake Benton Heritage Center open

9 a.m. Flea market downtown

10 a.m. Kid's pedal tractor pull, South Center Street

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Haze Maze behind Lake Benton Library

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Whopper feed downtown

Noon-5 p.m. Iron Horse Poker Run from Lake Benton American Legion

Noon Relay for Life bean bag tournament, Westside Field

1-3 p.m. ice cream social and open house, Lake Benton Opera House and Kimball Building

1 p.m. Firemen's tug-of-war, school version following kids' tug-of-war

4 p.m. Pregame tailgater, Westside Field

7 p.m. Minneota Jazz Band concert, Lake Benton Opera House

9 p.m. Firemen's dance "Shaw" at the free hall


All day softball tournament at Westside Field

10 a.m. Trail ride

Noon 66th Annual Saddle Horse parade

1 p.m. Minnesota-Dakota Saddle Horse Holiday contests, Horse Hill north of Hole-in-the-Mountain Park

Kids' Saddle Horse contests, Horse Hill, no horse needed



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