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Pride Days features plenty of fun

July 7, 2012

Morning News — Leslie Mielke Tanner Thayne, age 8, takes advantage of the waterslide at Blackfoot Pride Days at Jensen Grove. Blackfoot Pride Days continues today with many activities. Some of these activities include a free breakfast, a car and bike show, snow machine races, a sprint boat demo, free airplane rides, a family carnival, free stage entertainment, a teen dance and Ping Pong ball drop. Vendors are on hand and Search & Rescue is sponsoring a fundraising lunch.

Blackfoot Pride Days "are going to be great," said Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue. "The vendors are coming in, Juan is here for the sprint boat demonstration," the mayor said. "There are airplane rides and snow machine races.
"It's going to be super," said Virtue.
Locations of the various activities are noted.

° 7 a.m. registration starts from 2012 Car & Bike Show
Jensen Grove
Registration is $10. There will be auto trophies, motorcycle trophies and prizes for contestants wearing period costumes. Cash prizes for first place winners.
The show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

° 8—10 a.m. On the Spot Carpet Cleaning Free Breakfast
Jensen Grove

° 8—11 a.m. Free Airplane Rides
Donations for fuel appreciated.

° 8:30—9 a.m. Sprint Boat Demonstration
Jensen Grove

° 8—9 a.m. Sign up for Sidewalk Chalk Art Tournament, sponsored by BHS seniors

° 9 a.m. registration for 3-on-3 basketball, sponsored by BHS seniors. The tournament starts at 11 a.m.

° 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Snow Machine Races
Jensen Grove

° 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Historical Museum Open House
190 N. Shilling, Blackfoot

° 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Idaho Potato Museum Tours, 130 NW Main, Blackfoot

° 11 a.m.—2 p.m. Search & Rescue Fundraiser Lunch
Jensen Grove

° 12—4 p.m. Pride Days Free Potato Feed

° 4 p.m. Sprint Boat Demo

° 5 p.m. Skateboarding Contest

° 4—7 p.m. Free Stage Entertainment
Jensen Grove Pavilion

° 7 p.m. Ping Pong Ball Drop

° 8 p.m. Teen Dance, sponsored by the BHS Seniors

Activities taking place throughout the day are a Family Carnival, Operation Lifesaver Train, Safety Fair, that is sponsored by Blackfoot Lions Club, a Bungi Run, sponsored by BHS seniors and greased watermelons from the swim platform. The greased watermelon contests are divided into various age groups.

 

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