Plummer Days Returns

Joie Wienclaw (left) and John and Marty Neilson will serve as the grand marshals of the Plummer Day parade this year, July 13.

Plummer Days returns July 13, and will offer plenty of events for the whole family.

Organizer Christine Hodgson said the car show and parade in particular are shaping up promisingly.

“This year we expect a really good turnout for the car show and the parade is a good size too. We just keep trying grow it year after year,” Ms. Hodgson said.

The parade starts on A Street at 10 a.m. while the car show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also, at 10 a.m. bounce houses, a dunk tank and kid games are planned at Plummer Community Park.

The 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be at 11 a.m. at the park.

The day kicks off with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police Lot.

Breakfast will be served by the incoming class of Lakeside High School Seniors who will offer breakfast burritos and selling car tickets to raise money for their senior project.

“They are trying to raise $70,000 for their senior project next year,” Ms. Hodgson said.

The students will also serve hamburgers from 4 to 7 p.m.

Plummer Days will feature several new events this year, including an egg toss, watermelon eating contest and an All School Reunion and Community Dance.

The egg toss will be 2 to 3 p.m. and the watermelon eating contest will follow after.

Ms. Hodgson said the school reunion “will be a walk down memory lane,” and feature history and memorabilia from area schools.

“If people want to bring things from their high school glory days that would be awesome,” she said.

The dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m.

For a little more local history there will be a Plummer History display at the Plummer Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to Ms. Hodgson, event registration will be permitted for all events up to the day of.

This year’s grand marshals are Joie Wienclaw and Marty and John Nielson.

“If everyone comes that [John Nielson] has invited it will be the biggest Plummer Days ever,” Marty Nielson said.

John suffers from developmental delays and has difficulty answering questions. Ms. Nielson said he is very excited for the event.

Both Ms. Wienclaw and Ms. Nielson said it was an honor to be chosen as grand marshal.

“It really is quite an honor to be grand marshal. I graduated from Plummer high school in 1957 and I just never thought I was all that important here because there are so many great people,” Ms. Wienclaw said.

For more updates see the Plummer Days Facebook page or contact Christine Hodgson, 208-987-0067.

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