Legion family

Back in business after three years, Cherry Creek Days, held Friday and Saturday last week, had something for everyone.

On Friday was a motorcycle roll in downtown, a teen dance in the Township; hall and music in the street by the band “Rock of Ages.”

Saturday started with a kiddie and 5K fun run. Later, there was a corn hole tournament, a kiddie carnival and a reptile and amphibian zoo show.

Following was the grand parade, the firemen’s pork chop dinner and a street dance, featuring “Buffalo Alice.”

Above: Members of the Cleveland American Legion family led the parade.

Youngsters ran almost a mile in the fun run on Saturday morning.

Fifth grader Jackson Mons (third from left), won the kid’s run. To his right are third grader Charles Mons and first grader Brayden Schmidt.

5K runners sprint out of the gate.

With a 20:22 finish, freshman TJ Waldron was first in the 5K. As a cross country runner for Loyola-Cleveland, he was the odds-on favorite. 

Seventh grader Taylor Wolf was the first female to cross the finish line in the 5K.

Kindergartner Madison Green tosses a bean bag at a stack of cups during the kiddie carnival on Saturday.

Sixth grader Zander Linder sits for a Scott Lassiter caricature during the kiddie carnival.

First grader Braxton Elias sits for a caricature.

Fifth grader Mattea Grandaw gets a beach sunset painting on her forehead during the kiddie carnival.

Clare McCabe, age five, was one of many kids who got a face painting at the kiddie carnival.  

Kids got to hold a boa constrictor during the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery (RAD) zoo show on Saturday.

Grand marshal for Saturday afternoon’s parade was Travis Robb (CHS 2016). Robb was voted as the winner of the “Miss Cherry Pit” contest.

10U softball road in a wagon in the parade.

More 10U softball.

Erik Hermanson’s junior high band

More junior high band

Ryan Schaefer (CHS 2014) represented the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Department in the parade.