As a result, all food vendors will be non-profit and community service organizations.
âWe wanted to help them bounce back from a year of COVID,â McKinley said. âAs a committee and as a CCG, we know how difficult it has been for some of them, so we are trying to help them and remain a small town festival this year.â
Nonprofits and service organizations were unable to organize their regular fundraisers during the pandemic, and many of them are really running out of the money they would have raised, she said. .
Food vendors will be gathered on Grove Street and will offer festival food like hot dogs as well as Scandinavian treats – like kumla on a stick and kringla by the dozen.
The PEO FZ club will have Kringla Corner, offering six for $ 3 or a dozen for $ 5.
St. Petri Lutheran Church will sell kumla on a stick in the church parking lot from 4pm until they are all sold. The cost will be $ 5 per serving.
âWe’re the only ones at Scandinavian Days serving kumla, so it could sell out quickly,â said Ann Healy, who co-chairs the St. Petri food committee with Karen Munson.
The kumla meal is normally a seated event in church during Scandinavian days. Kumla is a potato dumpling cooked in ham broth for flavor, then served with ham, Healy said.
âWe did it about 15 years ago, and it was a big success,â Healy said.
Making kumla is a laborious endeavor that also involves a bit of prayer, Healy said. âYou do all the work and then you pray that the kumla stays together and you have a ball when you’re done. “
Kumla fans tend to like butter on their kumla and that will be available if people want it, she said.
It comes in a cup. You get a big ball of kumla with ham, and the âstickâ is actually the fork stuck in it, so it looks like it’s on a stick, âHealy said. âThen people can just take it to go. “
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Healy said this fundraising opportunity is important for the church.
âDue to COVID, church attendance was down and donations were down, and we were unable to have our annual turkey dinner, which is a great fundraiser for the church and the community. community, âshe said. âIt will be a good event to start.
From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Story County Boy Scout 101 will be selling water, soft drinks, popcorn and cotton candy.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Riverside Bible Camp will sell cookies, $ 1 each or $ 10 for a dozen.
The Kiwanis Club will have burgers, kids, hot dogs and fries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Roland-Story CityServe will sell Dairy Queen Dilly bars from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Story City Fire Department will serve pork loin, beans and fries, and the Story City EMS will serve hot dogs. Both meals will be available for a voluntary donation.
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Scandi 5K, Hovick Petting Zoo, live music, fireworks are part of the events
Story City will not have a parade this year, in large part because of road construction and student summer vacations. Committee members look forward to bringing the parade back next year.
âYou need at least 20 people to do the parade,â said Nicole Engelhardt of the Scandinavian Days committee. âI have people now asking if they can register for next year’s parade because your order in the parade is determined by when you register.
But it’s too early to register for next year, she said. This is expected to open 45 days before next year’s celebration.
The Story City Museums will be open July 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the Story City Historical Society is hosting its annual Scandi 5K Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. Registration is open for the run and information is available. available at scandi5k.com.
The Story City Economic Development Corporation will be hosting a craft show on Grove Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hovick Petty Zoo will be in this area from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. And the Lion’s Club will host BINGO games from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Live music on the bandshell in North Park will include the Kenny Frette Band from 12pm to 2pm, Hawk McIntyre from 3pm to 6pm and the Tank Anthony Band from 6pm to 10pm.
The fireworks will start at 10 p.m.