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Dairy Days fest set for Saturday

June 1, 2006

Come celebrate Basehor's rich dairy history at the first Basehor Dairy Days festival Saturday.

For its inaugural year, the festival will kick off with the Basehor Library 5K Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. and a Chris Cakes Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m. Steering committee member Debbie Breuer said planning the event has gone well.

"At our last count we had 96 runners for the 5K," she said. "We have about 58 vendors for the booths, and everything is going as planned."

The rest of the day will be filled with live music from Glory Barn Band, "On the Way" gospel band and "The Motion Band, carnival games, food, face painting, carriage rides, cow patty bingo, a flea market, crafts and much more.

The Marching Cobras, The Heart of America and Spotted Eagle Dancers, along with area dance studios, also will be performing.

And don't forget to witness the Basehor Brothers Beard Growing Contest judging, enjoy the Dairy Farmers Luncheon or shake hands with KC Wolf. Basehor native Chris Fisher from Country Legends 106.9 FM also will broadcast live from the event.

"Basehor: A Musical" will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Basehor-Linwood High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Breuer said she expects a large turnout for the festival.

"It's supposed to be a beautiful day," she said. "We're getting more and more calls about it everyday."

The festival will be held on BLHS grounds and will be a rain or shine event.

For more information, contact Breuer at (913) 724-9901.

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