Gardening is new highlight at LeRoy Summerfest

By Sarah Doty

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

Clear your calendar this weekend because the LeRoy Commercial Club has planned three days of events for the whole family at this year’s LeRoy Summerfest.

Kicking off Friday, this year’s celebration includes new features and several favorites, according to Patty White, secretary and treasurer of the commercial club.

"One new feature this year is the LeRoy Garden Club sponsoring garden tours," she said. "I believe there will be four or five local gardens to tour … on Saturday morning (from 9 a.m. to noon)."


Some of the more popular events are the container-gardening contest, where people are encouraged to bring a container filled with a plant or flower to the ADA malt booth. There, it will be judged and the winners will receive gift certificates from the Treehouse.

The bean bag tournament, another favorite, will start at 6 p.m. Friday, with registration at 5 p.m.

Also on Friday night, the LeRoy Community Theater will present a variety show in the high school gymnasium.

Saturday, a co-ed volleyball tournament at South Park kicks off activities along with a mini-triathlon at the high school. Also at South Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a car show sponsored by the Presbyterian Church will feature cars and motorcycles.

To round out the night, a street dance featuring the Smokin’ Coyotes will start at 8:30 p.m. on South Broadway, east of Travel Lanes.

Sunday a grilled chicken dinner, sponsored by the LeRoy Fire Department, will feed the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 2 p.m. the Grand Parade will round out the three-day festival.

"Come to LeRoy," White said. "a small town that lives big, to participate in Summerfest."

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