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Great Day in Elk

[Aug 26]

The 43rd annual Great Day in Elk celebration will be held Saturday, August 26, from noon until 7:00 p.m.  This fun-filled family day is sponsored by the Greenwood Community Center.

Great Day starts with a parade through town starting at noon on Highway 1.  Festivities continue at the Community Center, with carnival games with prizes, face painting, and do-it-yourself craft projects for kids.  There's the famous $100 greased pole, a watermelon-eating contest, sack races, a silent auction, a crafts fair, a cake auction, a massage booth, and a raffle drawing.  The afternoon entertainment on the outdoor stage includes live music by the bands The Real Sarahs and The High Rollers, along with Trillium Tribe belly dancing.  Go home with a T-shirt and/or hat to remember the day.

Daytime food includes old-fashioned hot dogs, fresh-baked focaccia bread, Moroccan lentil soup, Caesar salad (with chicken option), tamales and lots of homemade sweet treats.  Quench your thirst with fresh-pressed Greenwood Ridge apple cider, Elk's famous margaritas, local beer and wine, or a soft drink.  An outdoor BBQ dinner will be served from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., featuring grilled tri-tip with potatoes or a quinoa enchilada, along with bread and salad.

For the comfort and safety of humans, please leave much-loved dogs at home – they will be happier and can avoid the stress of noise, crowds, odors.  Thank you.  Hope you enjoy the day!

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