Entertainment flourishes for Duesey Days

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GARNER –The Duesey Days committee has lined up a variety of family entertainment for Friday and Saturday. So, bring your lawn chairs to beautiful Central Park in Garner and enjoy!

Friday, July 7

The Byron Nelson Band is making a return appearance at Duesey Days. Nelson will perform at 5 p.m. on Friday. Nelson describes his music as "Americana" - a mix of folk, blues, vintage country and classic rock.”

“I have been performing on an amateur basis for several years, playing local events in North Dakota and Minnesota,” he said. “I have coordinated/practiced with Britt musicians Larry and Gloria Heinz to possibly perform with me at the 7 July show. I absolutely love coming to Garner and participating in Duesey Days!”

Fifteen little ladies will vie for the title of Little Miss Duesey at 6 p.m.  Little Miss Duesey is hosted by the Garner Wa-Tan-Ye Club. An interview with parade grand marshal Phil Garland and his wife, Jody, will take place during intermission.

At 7 p.m. Iowa hypnotist Ray Thompson will entertain. Thompson uses his extensive knowledge of hypnosis, magic, and the theater to entertain at corporate functions, school assemblies, colleges, fairs and festivals.

Saturday, July 8

On Saturday, the classic 10K and 2M run/walk takes off from Central park at 8 a.m.

 “Flourishing from our Garner Roots” is the theme of the 2017 Duesey Days Parade. Details and entry forms are available on line at www.garneriachamber.com.

Creative artwork from local residents will be on display at the Duesey D’Arts art show.  Duesey D’Arts is open to the public at the remodeled Garner Public Library. The exhibit will be open from 11:30 to 3:30.

The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura High School will be open from 12:30 to 3 p.m. for persons who would like to see the new building addition and remodeling that was completed this past year.

The talented youngsters from Nichole’s Dance Studio will perform on the Central Park stage at noon.

The Show & Shine Car Show will take place from noon to 3:30 p.m. Award will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon entertainment at the park includes the “Stubble Trouble Band” featuring Spencer Rahm and Garner’s Ben Jenniges.

Des Moines based band, Standing Hampton, is the headline entertainment for Duesey Days 2017. The band will perform on stage, downtown from 8 p.m. to midnight. Standing Hampton’s repertoire includes music from the  ‘70s, ‘80s and beyond.

A complete Duesey Days schedule was in the June 28 edition of The Leader. The schedule is also on line at the Garner Chamber of Commerce website: www.garneriachamber.com.