plans coming together for hills 125th celebration june 13


The group Helping Build Communities Stronger met Monday, June 1, to finalize plans for the upcoming celebration of Hills' 125th anniversary.

.Activities discussed for the weekend:

•Raffle tickets are on sale for a commemorative 125th Henry Lever .22 rifle engraved with the Hills logo. The gun is being displayed at the Hills City Office. A limited number of 200 tickets will be sold at $20 per ticket and are available at the Hills City Offices, Elbers Auction, Exchange State Bank of Hills and Orv’s. You need not be present to win.

•T-shirts commemorating our 125th anniversary are being sold for $10 and can be purchased at Hills City Offices.

•Hills Memorabilia will be displayed at Hills City Office Saturday, June 13.

On display will also be a Kitchen Fire Safety Trailer from the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association. 


Friday, June 12

•Shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the four-person Best Ball Golf Tourney at Larchwood Golf Course

•Border League Softball games at Hills softball field begins at 6:30 p.m.

The first game will be Beaver Creek vs. Rock Rapids and the second game is Hills vs. Steen


Saturday, June 13

•FFA Alumni Pancake Breakfast will be from 7 to 9 a.m. at Hills American Legion.

•Fun 5K Walk/Run. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m. Contact Around The Clock Fitness and Training.

•Bean Bag Tournament by the Veteran's Memorial starts at 9:30 a.m. Contact Keith Elbers 962-3433 or Alan Leenderts 605-201-1580 for more information and to register. Cost is $10 per team.

•A “Meet and Greet” is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hills-Beaver Creek High School.

•From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be the Farm Tractor/Machinery Show. Contact Greg Leenderts.

•A 3 p.m. “Days of the Past” Parade. Wendell Erickson is the grand marshal. The parade will also include representatives from former businesses in Hills.

•From 5 to 7 p.m. Evening meal on Main Street includes steak, potato, vegetable, dinner roll and beverage. Tickets in advance are $15; at the door cost is $18. Kids’ meals of hamburger or hot dog are available for $5. No pre-tickets are needed for kids’ meals.

•At 7 p.m. the street dance with music by Neo Johnson – Main Street, Hills.

Other events planned:

•Kiddie Tractor Pull starts at 11:30 a.m.

•Kids’ activities at the park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes inflatables, train rides and a Ferris wheel.

•Arts in the Park vendor fair at 11 a.m. Jacobson Park. Contact Valerie Meinerts.

•Music at the Park from Noon to 2 p.m. Bum Steers performing.

•Movie Night at Jacobson Park will show “SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” at dusk. The event is sponsored by PTO group at dusk.


Sunday, June 14

•10 a.m. Community Church Service at Hills-Beaver Creek High School.





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