Northwood celebrates Founders Day Saturday
Northwood will celebrate its history and community with the 18th annual Founders Day, set for this Saturday.
Founders Day will once again include the annual Aristocrats Car Club show, which begins at 8 a.m., with registration lasting until 11 a.m. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m.
Registration for the ninth annual Tailgate 5K begins at 8 a.m. on Founders Day, with door prizes. The race starts at the north end of the Timbers at 8:30 a.m.
Norwegian goodies will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. That includes lefse, pastries, rommegrot and coffee.
Other street vendors and stores will open at 9 a.m.
The annual Cemetery Walk begins at 9 a.m. Northwood historians have arranged to share the stories of Robert “Bob” Wilder, Thomas A. Beckett and Dow Simmonds. The walk will be shared on the Northwood Chamber’s Facebook page for those that can’t attend.
Waking Miss Winifred will host a walkthrough of the home that formerly belonged to Simmonds following the walk, with free will donations.
Trackless “helicopter” rides, presented by Our Saviors Squadron, will be held starting at 10 a.m.
Inflatables for kids will be available starting at 10 a.m.
The Worth County Historical Society will welcome visitors to two of its buildings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. An open house at the Stromstein Building includes area artists and a meal that includes maid rites, hot dogs, chips, bars and beverages. The WCHS Main Museum will also be open.
An antique car speed meet will take place at the airport at 2 p.m.
Nine Pines Winery will host a tasting from 2-5 p.m.
Tournaments begin at 3 p.m. A horse shoe tourna-
ment will be held in Swensrud Park and Strike Zone will host a bags tournament.
A basketball shooting contest will be held at the downtown courts, for youth and adults.
Food and drinks will be provided throughout the day by Northwood restaurants and visiting vendors.
On Sunday, a car wash will be held at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a fundraiser for this year’s post prom events.