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Water fights, cruises, part of Riverboat Days

CORRECTION RAN THURSDAY (7/27/06)

A news item on Page 4A Tuesday about Riverboat Days in Wabasha should have stated that the firemen's chicken dinner, princess pageant and music by Fat Daddies with Ron Sacia will be Friday.

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From staff reports

WABASHA -- Water fights, cruises on the river and a Noah's Ark Challenge are among the water-themed activities planned this week for the 28th annual Riverboat Days.

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Events begin Wednesday in Wabasha and continue Friday and Saturday.

Highlights on Wednesday include the Taste of Wabasha from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., horse and wagon rides from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thunder Alley Bowling at 8 p.m. at Riverboat Lanes.

On Thursday, the firemen's chicken dinner will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. at the fire hall, the princess pageant will be at Beach Park at 7 p.m. and "Fat Daddies with Ron Sacia" will perform under the bridge at Heritage Park at 7 p.m.

The Grumpy Old Men Fishing Contest will be from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, along with a classic car show along Main Street from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the firemen's water fight at 2 p.m., the Noah's Ark Challenge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Beach Park and the parade at 6 p.m.

Crazy Days sales will be all three days. Cruises on the Julia Belle Swain steamboat are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the cruises, call 1-800-815-1005.

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