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Labor Day Flyer

Essex, Iowa
Annual Labor Day Celebration
September 3-5, 2016

 Celebrations Since 1910!!

Theme TBA


Tentative Items black, confirmed items red


Day Event                                     Chair  Phone


August 28, 2016

   (712) unless noted

 2pm 2016 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

Saturday  September 3, 2016    

  8 am-?   Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament
    Contact Essex City Hall for registration information: 379-3444
      or cityessex@heartland.net. Concessions Available!
Essex Youth Sports
Stacy Nelson
 10am  Golf Tournament
    18 Hole/4 Person Best Ball $100/team
     9am Registration ~ 10am Tee Off
     Limited carts available @ $20/cart ~ must reserve in advance.
     Burgers & Brats available for golfers & spectators.
Essex Golf
Ricky Hawkes
 1-10 pm Carnival!!!  Downtown
    Carnival is back for another year of fun - rides, games & food
Katie Weddleton 308-223-0244
 6:00-7:30pm "4 His Love" Faith Covenant Church
Ice Cream Social & Love Offering   
     Church is Handicap Accessible & Air Conditioned! 
FECC Members  


 September 4, 2016


 7am-5pm BBQ on the Back 9 ~ Essex Golf Club
    Chicken, Beef Brisket, Pork Loin, Pork Ribs
Purchase tickets to sample contestant entries and vote for people's choice * Email essexgolf@heartland.net for entry form & rules!!
Essex Golf  379-3805
8am-All Day Open Golf
$10 for 9 holes - Carts $10/person - Call for tee times.
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
1-10 pm Carnival!!!
    Downtown - rides, games & food
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 AGRIVISION Equipment Company

     Classes by Age * 4-12 Yr Olds * Awards * Qualification for State!
     4pm ~ Registration  *  4:30pm ~ Pulling Begins
 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-1am Twilight & Glow in the Dark Golf
     Play anytime between 6pm & 1am.
     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 @ $20/cart~ please reserve in advance.
Essex Golf  379-3805


 September 5, 2016


 7-11am 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  Flyer
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-1pm 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 - rides, games & food
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!  
       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!
       Church is handicap accessible & air conditioned!
Clint Hascall 402-616-6865
 2pm Parade ~  Line Up Starting at 10am
Judging at 12:45pm 
Parade Entry Rules

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, 2016. 
                                        Application & payment due by June 15, 2016.
        2016 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.