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Labor Day Flyer

Essex, Iowa
Annual Labor Day Celebration
September 5 - 7, 2015

 Celebrations Since 1910!!

"There's No Place Like Home"


Tentative Items black, confirmed items red


Day Event                                     Chair  Phone


August 30, 2015

   (712) unless noted

 2pm 2015 Miss Essex / Little Miss Essex Crowning 
Held at Trojan Hall ~ EHS ~ $1.00 Admission  
Little Miss Essex Entry      Miss Essex Entry 
Mary Ohnmacht
Brenda Franks

Friday  September 4, 2015    


Saturday  September 5, 2015    

 10am  Golf Tournament
    18 Hole/4 Person Best Ball $100/team
     9am Registration ~ 10am Tee Off
     Limited carts available @ $20 ~ must reserve in advance.
     Burgers & Brats available for golfers & spectators.
Essex Golf
Ricky Hawkes
 6:30-8:30pm "4 His Love" Faith Covenant Church
Ice Cream Social & Love Offering   
     Church is Handicap Accessible & Air Conditioned! 
FECC Members  


 September 6, 2015


 8am-6pm BBQ on the Back 9 ~ Essex Golf Club
    Chicken, Beef Brisket, Pork Loin, Pork Ribs
    Sign up at 8am ~ Judging 1,2,3&4pm. Awards at 5pm
Entry Form ~ Due August 28       Event Rules
Essex Golf  379-3805
 10am        Community Worship Service at St. John's Church
Pastor Jerry Lamb, St. John's Lutheran Church
Pastor Jim Ressegieu, Faith Evangelical Covenant Church
       Pastor Rick Sleyster, First Presbyterian Church
       Church is now handicap Accessible & Air conditioned!
 Pastor Jim
 11am-1pm Sunday Dinner ~ Faith Covenant Church
    Church is Handicap Accessible & Air Conditioned!
FECC Members  
  Entertainment - TBD!!!
 1-5pm Antique Tractor Pull ~ NE Corner Arena
Must Register by 12Noon ~ Free Spectator Admission!  
Brandon Darnold
Kenny Darnold
Bill York
 1pm Kids Water Fights ~ SW Corner Anderson Park
      Hosted by Essex Fire Fighters
      Fights begin approximately 1:30 ~ You must sign-in at 1pm.
Fire Fighters
Todd & Becki Franks
 2-4pm All School Reunion - Trojan Hall EHS   Jim Long  379-3662
 4pm Children's Pedal Tractor Pull ~ Anderson Park
     Sponsored by Essex Community Club

     Classes by Age * 4-12 Yr Olds * Awards * Qualification for State!
     4pm ~ Registration  *  4:30pm ~ Pulling Begins
 4-7pm Homemade Pie A'la Mode! ~ Anderson Park
     Current and past Grand Marshals are our special guests.
     Grand Marshal group photo at 5:15pm.

     Proceeds to Essex Community Endowment & Trust Fund
Tish Glasgo


 5-7pm BINGO!  ~ Anderson Park
     Hosted by Essex American Legion Auxiliary 
Essex American Legion Auxiliary  
 6pm Bathtub Races ~ Fremont Farmers 4-H Club
     Denison Street ~ West Side of Anderson Park
     Registration ~ 6pm  Races -6:30pm
Mary Ohnmacht
 6pm-2am Twilight & Glow in the Dark Golf
     Play anytime between 6pm & 2am.
     9 in light and 9 at night. Same low price $20 per 9 holes. 
     Glow in the Dark Balls & Accessories at clubhouse.
     Limited carts available @ $10 ~ please reserve in advance.
Essex Golf  379-3805


 September 7, 2015


 8-11am Pancake & Sausage Breakfast ~ Fire Station           
    Hosted by Essex Fire Fighters Assn.    
Fire Fighters  379-3711
 8am-All Day Open Golf
$10 for 9 holes - Carts $10/person - Call for tee times.
No cook today, clubhouse beverages & snacks on site.
Essex Golf  379-3805
 8am SMC Fun Run/Walk  ~ 7am Registration - Start at EHS 
     Hosted by Shenandoah Medical Center  ~ 
Entry Form
Teri Kruse
 8am-All Day! Market ~ Antique, Collectibles, Crafts, Etc.  
    Anderson Park      Market Registration Brochure
Melissa  Chambers
 8am-12Noon Book Sale ~ Lied Public Library    Carole Dailey  379-3355
 9am-2pm Antique & Classic Car Show ~ Downtown
   "ECC Currency" as Prizes
    1pm Announcement of Winners
Candice & Drew Liljedahl
 9am-2pm Antique Tractor Show ~ Downtown ECC
Eric Ackerberg
  Entertainment - TBD
 10am-4pm Food Stands ~ Anderson Park & Downtown
  Page County Pork Producers - Pork on a Stick!
       Page County Cattlemen - Ribeye Sandwich & Hamburgers!
                  ~ Cattlemen's Proceeds to Essex Child Care Center
       Sonrisers Kettlecorn & Lemonade!  
       Essex School National Honor Society Homemade Ice Cream!
 10am Beautiful Baby Contest ~  Anderson Park Bandstand  
    Ages 0-24 Months ~ 2 Categories ~ "Best Dressed" & "Cutie"    
 11am-1pm Baked Potato Dinner ~ First Presbyterian Church
  Baked Potato with toppings, homemade bars & drinks!
Clint Hascall 402-616-6865
 2pm Parade ~  Line Up Starting at 10am
Judging at 12:45pm   
Pete & Dana Wenstrand
 4pm Demolition Derby ~ NE Corner of Essex 
    Sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts
Advance Tickets at O'Reilly's $7.00 ~ $10 at Gate
    2 Classes: Compact & Full Size Cars
    Vehicle Check-In from 1:30-3pm 
   Food & Beverage Stands ~ Essex School Athletic Dept.
Remington Frank     




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        If you are interested in hosting a fund raising event, please contact
        Labor Day Organizers at
        All vendor permits ~ Inform chair of plans by May 15, 2015. 
                                        Application & payment due by June 15, 2015.
        2015 Food Vendor Permit Application
Street Permit Application 
        Labor Day Vendor Ordinance - City of Essex

        * Local businesses & local non-profit organizations are given first consideration for
           Food Vendor & Street Vendor Permits during the Labor Day celebration.