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Labor Day Flyer

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

 Celebrations Since 1910!!

"Theme to be Announced"


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
 1-10pm CARNIVAL!!! ~ Downtown Essex
    8 Rides, Games, Cotton Candy, Shaved Ice, Funnel Cakes!
Katie Weddleton  308-223-0244
 6:30-8:30pm "Wright Family" 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
       Bethesda Bell Choir - Special Music
 Pastor Jim
 11am-1pm Sunday Dinner ~ Faith Covenant Church
    Church is Handicap Accessible & Air Conditioned!
FECC Members  
 1-10pm CARNIVAL!!! ~ Downtown Essex
    8 Rides, Games, Cotton Candy, Shaved Ice, Funnel Cakes!
Katie Weddleton  308-223-0244
 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
Madsen International, Shenandoah
     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
Amy Allen
 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 - 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
Bill Billings
 8am-All Day! Market ~ Antique, Collectibles, Crafts, Etc.  
    Anderson Park      Market Registration Brochure
Melissa  Chambers
 8am-12Noon Book Sale ~ Lied Public Library    Brenda Franks  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
 10am-6pm CARNIVAL!!! ~ Downtown Essex
    8 Rides, Games, Cotton Candy, Shaved Ice, Funnel Cakes!
Katie Weddleton  308-223-0244
 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!  
       Bubba's Bar & Grill ~ 11am-2am
       Carnival Stands ~ 10am-6pm
 10am Beautiful Baby Contest ~  Anderson Park Bandstand  
    Ages 0-24 Months ~ 2 Categories ~ "Best Dressed" & "Cutie"    
 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.