Sixth Annual Platte River Day filled with fun

Royalton Lions Club members have gone all out and planned a day filled with fun for all ages at the Sixth Annual Platte River Day Celebration. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 5.

The majority of the events for the day are held on the downtown streets of Royalton. This year a new event will premier when semi-pro football makes its debut in the city. The Thunderbirds, a team from St. Cloud, will begin their season playing at the Royalton High School football field. The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

The ever popular turtle races return 1 p.m. along with the auction at noon,which offers several unique items for bidders to vie for.

Strong supporters of Platte River Day, the Royalton Volunteer Fire Department has one again sent out its water fight challenge to surrounding area departments. One can expect to get a little damp if they don’t pick just the right spot to view the event which begins at 3 p.m.

As always the the Kiddie Parade will be followed by the large Street Parade which will begin at 11 a.m. It is not unusual for the parade to have over 100 entries, with special crowd pleasers interspersed throughout.

Concessions open at 11 a.m. There will be craft booths, food and refreshments, games and a kiddie train ride.

The day’s fun will end with a street dance at 8 p.m.

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