Appreciation Days 2018 Schedule of Events

Celebrating 100 years of graduation ceremonies at Ashby High School

Friday July 14th - Sunday July 16th, 2017

Saturday July 20th, 2019

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 Friday, July 20th 2018

  • Ashby School video and tours, 5:00-7:00pm. Video starts on the hour at 5pm and 6pm and runs ~45min, featuring 100 Ashby senior classes over the past 100 years. Refreshments served by AEF.
  • 5K/10K/Fun Run Packet Pick-Up, 6:00-7:30pm near Ashby School main entrance
  • Ashby Legion Friday Night Dinner 5:00-8:00pm. Serving Chicken Cordon Bleu or Rib Eye Steak. $15 per person. If planning large group, please call Legion to reserve (218-747-2858). Perfect for class reunion gatherings!
  • Ashby A's Alumni Baseball Game, 7:00pm at Ashby School
  • Movie in the Park featuring "Brave", showtime at dusk (approx 9pm), sponsored by Park Region Telephone Co.


Saturday, July 21st 2018

  • Foodshelf Breakfast at the American Legion, 7:30-10:30am. Free with food shelf donation.  Sponsored by Ashby Equity, Ashby Farmers Elevator, and Ashby Legion. Contact Ken Johnson.
  • Ashby A's 4-Person Golf Scramble, 7am register, 8:00am tee off at Tipsinah Mounds. Cost $60 per person. Contact Tipsinah Mounds Golf Course or Jordan Lillemoen to register (218-731-1985).
  • Family Fun Run, start 8:00am (register 7:00-7:45am) at Central Lakes Trail.  Fundraiser for the Community Club.
  • Appreciation Days 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, start 8:30am (register 7:00-7:45am) at Central Lakes Trail.  Fundraiser for the Community Club.
  • Craft, Vendor, and Farmers' Market around the park featuring 42 booths and food trucks, 9:00am-2:00pm.  Contact Judy Stierlen for info or to reserve your booth.
  • Cupcakes for a Cure in the Park, 9am until gone. Fundraiser for the Ashby Cares Relay for Life team
  • Kiddie Parade from City Hall to the Park via Main Street, 10:00am register, 10:30am start
  • Lion's KidSight Free Vision Screening in the Park, 10:00am-4:00pm. 
  • Kids' games hosted by BIO Girls in the Park, 11:00am-11:45am. 
  • Ashby School video and tours, 11:00am-5:00pm. Video starts on the hour 11am-4pm and runs ~45min, featuring 100 Ashby senior classes over the past 100 years. Refreshments served by AEF.
  • Bean Bag Tournament at the American Legion lawn, 11:00am start, register 10:00am-10:45am.  $20 per team.  Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion with proceeds benefitting Ashby Post Prom.
  • Music in the park, 11:00am-5:00pm.  Featuring Craig Torgerson and The Balgaard Brothers.  Sponsored by the Community Club.
  • Free brats/hot dogs in the park, 11:00am-1:00pm.  Sponsored by the Community Club.
  • Large inflatables (obstacle course, bungee run, bouncy house, & water slide) near the park, 11:00am-4:00pm.  Sponsored by the Community Club.
  • Kids Archery Fun Shoot near the Park, 11:00am-2:00pm. Sponsored by Lakes Area Archers
  • TFC Poultry 10th Anniversary Open House, 11:00am-2:00pm at TFC Poultry, serving snacks made from TFC product and plant tours
  • Petting Zoo in the Park 1:00pm-4:00pm, featuring animals from the Trowbridge Creek Zoo.  Sponsored by the Community Club.
  • Club 74 Dance through the Decades with Live DJ on the Patio, 1:00pm-7pm, featuring Ashby Brewing Company beer specials.
  • Ashby Brewing Company Tours​, just drop in.
  • Kids Coin Dig in the Park, 2:00pm.  Sponsored by First State Bank of Ashby and Rylander Insurance.
  • Pie & Ice Cream Social in the park, 2:00-4:00pm.  Sponsored by Peace Lutheran Church.
  • Legion Baseball at the Ashby School.  Jr. Legion plays at 4pm, Sr. Legion plays at 6pm.  Ashby Post Prom will serve concessions.
  • Pork Sandwich Supper in the park, 4:45pm-6:45pm.  Fundraiser for Ashby High School Europe trip.  Contact Lynn Jensen or Jane Schlotfeld.
  • Parade, 7:00pm start (contact Evelyn Lang 218-747-2235 or fax 218-747-2239 to register).  Download an entry form here.
  • Parking Lot Dance at the Legion, 8:00pm-12:00am. Featuring “Outside Recess”, a rock n' roll cover back playing music from the 70's, 80s', 90's, and today. Admission is $15 per person with all profits from the gate to be donated to the Ashby Education Foundation. Sponsored by Sons of the Legion.


Sunday, July 22nd 2018

  • Pancake Breakfast in the park, 8:00am-1:00pm.  Fundraiser for Ashby Lion's Club.
  • Community Worship in the Park, 10:30am.  Hosted by First Presbyterian.
  • Horseshoe Tournament in memory of Jimmy Hoff at Memorial Park.  Register 12:00pm-1:00pm with Round Robbin start at 1:00pm.  $5 per player with 100% pay out.