Chamois Day to feature scavenger hunt

By Neal A. Johnson, UD Editor
Posted 9/13/23

C HAMOIS   — Chamois Day committee members Becca Mehmert, Dawna Keilholz, and Amanda Carter are excited about Saturday’s event sponsored by the Chamois Lions Club and welcome …

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Chamois Day to feature scavenger hunt


CHAMOIS  — Chamois Day committee members Becca Mehmert, Dawna Keilholz, and Amanda Carter are excited about Saturday’s event sponsored by the Chamois Lions Club and welcome everyone to attend the 23rd annual showcase. 

With a “Country Roads Take Me Home” theme, Chamois Day will feature a scavenger hunt and prizes for everyone who competes.

There will be carnival games for kids and a bubble machine. Each child will receive a bottle of bubbles, and refill stations will be on hand.

This year, there will be two main-stage bands, The Sedan vs. Wyoming, performing from 11:30 to 12:30, and The Broken Arrow Band, which will begin at 1:30 and play until 3:30.

The Chamois PTO Parade, themed “Story Books,” begins at 10 a.m. and is led by the Linn VFW Color Guard and the Chamois Pirate Pride Marching Band, which will play the National Anthem.

Floats based on the theme will be a big part of the parade, with entries from every grade level at Chamois R-1. The Chamois PTO is sponsoring this event.

Contests include the Chamois Day Little Mr/Miss Baby/Toddler (12:30-1),  Little Mr/Miss (1-1:30) pageants, and a washer tournament at noon, followed by a cornhole tournament, both behind Roomerz.

Raffle tickets will be sold from 9 a.m. to 3:45 in the lot at the post office, with drawings for kids and adults scheduled from 4-5.

At the Townley House Museum, from noon to 3, enjoy free tours, check out the covered wagon on loan from Joe Keilholz, a honey ice cream social and face-painting Steve Rost & the Rost Family Singers will perform.

Books on sale include “History of Chamois,” “Farmhouses,” and “Wonder Weddings.” Get a free raffle entry with the purchase of a book; the raffle drawing is at 3 p.m.

Free hayrides will take you all around town, including to the beautiful Riverside Park by the Missouri River and the Old School on the Hill. However, there are no events or activities planned at the park.

In addition to offerings by members of the senior (BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and apple butter pre-sales) and junior (pulled pork and deep-fried foods, including funnel cakes) classes, food will be available from Assumption Catholic Church (Red Cow Bakery and Drake’s Smokehouse BBQ), the Masonic Lodge (brats, hot dogs, and chili) north of the railroad tracks, Sweet Bee’s shaved ice, FBLA (coffee, donuts and hot dogs), Jerry’s Stop & Go, and Roomerz. Rusty’s Kettle Corn will again be on the original town square.

Other merchants planning to open on Saturday are Old School on the Hill, Chamois Ag Supply, and Bug’s Ink.

Vendors will set up along Main Street with various goods and services.

Public restrooms will be available at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Hall, Masonic Lodge, Riverside Park, Chamois Lions Building, and the Methodist Church, and port-a-potties will be placed at Jerry’s Stop & Go and the post office.

The Chamois Day Committee thanked Chamois R-1 PTO, Heritage Community Bank, Sean Hackmann, RTE of Morrison and Linn, Bug’s Ink, Jerry’s Stop & Go, and everyone who volunteered their time to make it a great day.

For updates, follow Chamois Day on Facebook.