Harvest Home, Eric Ciucci Family Tribute Saturday in Hennepin

Saturday, Hennepin's Harvest Home celebration, "Homegrown, a Tribute to our Roots", is combining with the second Annual Eric Ciucci Tribute - A Day to Celebrate Families for a full day of family friendly activities.

Starting with Harvest Home scarecrow judging Friday evening - winners will receive $50 for first and $25 for two runner-up positions - the main event will kick off with the annual parade.

All entries are asked to be at the Hennepin Park District Pool Complex no later than 10:30 a.m. for the themed event.  All organizations, businesses, and politicians are welcome.

Following the parade, from 12-12:30 p.m. will be registration for the Golf Cart Race.  There is a $10 entry fee and only licensed drivers can participate; no four-wheelers will be allowed in the race.

The race will take place at 1 p.m.

From 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. refreshments will be available for purchase at the shelter, with the Methodist Church Chicken Dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The dinner will be held at the Methodist Church and is open seating. Tickets can be purchsed at the door. Dinner includes the famous fried chicken, mashed potatoes with skillet gravy, green beans, coleslaw, and a selection of homemade pies.  Carry outs are available.

Also starting at 11:30 and running to 9 p.m. is the beer tent.

Starting at noon - 5 p.m. are the Children's "Brown Bag" auction for ages four - 12, and inflatable bouncy houses.  Winners of the Brown Bag auction will be announced at 5:30 p.m.

From noon - 6 p.m. is the silent auction, open to all ages.

Face painting and children's arts and crafts for ages four - 12 will run from 1 - 4 p.m.

An ice cream eating contest, open to all ages will begin at 2 p.m.

A 50/50 bead game, also open to all ages will begin at 6:30.

Evening activities will culminate with music from Darryl, Hall & Soen Oats performing from 7-9 p.m.

All proceeds from the days events will benefit the Putnam County Educational Foundation.

Source: News Tribune