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It’s a very busy place at Ski Brule during the summer. Lots to do before the start of snowmaking. This summer the Mountain Crew is tearing down the snowmaking pump house and building new. Very exciting for us!
This weekend is Father’s Day and Iron River has a weekend of fun planned.
A $1,500 cash pull has been added to the prize list at the truck pull during the annual Father’s Day weekend this year.
The weekend’s events are held by the Iron County Pullers Association and include the truck pull (including the cash pull) on Saturday, June 20, and the 38th annual Auto Show on Sunday, June 21.
Also included in the weekend will be a free concert on June 18; city-wide garage sales in Iron River, Caspian and Gaastra and a flea market at the RV park in Iron River, all on June 20; and the seventh annual arts and crafts show on June 21.
Thursday, June 18: A free concert is planned at the Klint Safford RV Park in Iron River, starting at 7 p.m. The concert takes place on the lawn outside the Chamber of Commerce office and features Marvin and the Martians.
Those planning to attend the concert are advised to bring their own chairs and drinks. In case of rain, the concert would be held inside the VFW Hall at 94 E. Genesee Street.
Saturday, June 20: The fourth annual city-wide garage sale takes place in Iron River, Caspian and Gaastra. The hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Along with the garage sale, a flea market will take place at the RV park. For more information, call the Iron County Chamber of Commerce at 265-3822, contact [email protected] or go to www.iron.org.
The annual car parade is a preliminary for Sunday’s Auto Show and features some of the classic vehicles that will be on display Sunday afternoon. The classic cars and trucks assemble at the Krist Oil parking lot at 1 p.m., and the parade starts at 2. The route passes through downtown Iron River, Stambaugh, Caspian and back to Iron River.
The Pullers Association holds its truck pull at the Iron County Fairgrounds, in front of the grandstand, starting at 4 p.m. Satuday. Weigh-in and registration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spicer Trucking on West U.S. 2.
The drivers’ meeting is at 3:30. For more information on the truck pull, call 906-282-8386.
The $1,500 cash pull will have a five-place payout. It is for 6,500-pound and under vehicles in the 4×4 modified class. Each pull costs the driver $25.
Sunday, June 21: The 38th annual Auto Show takes place on the upper level of the fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s a day for looking at the classic vehicles and remembering when. Everyone who visits gets their chance to cast ballots to decide the People’s Choice—the trophy presentation is at 3 p.m.
The Classic Farm Machinery Group of Iron County will also have a display of antique farming and industrial machinery.
Registration for the auto show is from 9 a.m. to noon, with dash plaques going to the first 100 cars. For more information about the auto show, call 906-284-0077.
Just a short distance away, an arts and crafts show will be taking place on the upper fairgrounds. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features crafts, jewelry, art, antiques and a flea market. For more information about the arts and crafts show, call 906-282-8386.
Concessions stands will be open both days, and door prizes will be awarded both days.
~ Thinking Snow