North Mankato Fun Days returns to Wheeler Park starting Wednesday, July 10th and running through Sunday, July 14th. The festivities open with a carvinal night, starting at 6 PM on the 10th. The extended weekend will be filled with events including a performance from City Mouse on Thursday night, the Fun Days Parade on Saturday, as well as bingo, horseshoe and bean bag tournaments throughout the weekend. Everything wraps up with fireworks at Spring Lake Park, Sunday at 10 PM. For more information visit http://www.northmankato.com/fun-days.
Pile It On will also be returning to collect cash and non-perishable items for the ECHO Food Shelf on Saturday July 13th. Volunteers will walk in the parade, collecting donations with carts, boxes and money buckets. All you have to do is be ready at the parade with your donation! The Pile It On tradition started in 1993 and over the years has collected over 60,000 pounds of non-perishable items and over $35,000 in cash donations! Local organizers include KEYC and FOX-TV, Snell Motors, Target, and Radio Mankato, with additional support provided by Mayflower and Mr. Monogram.