It takes a certain amount of dedication and love of horses to pack up a team or two of furry equines along with a carriage or sleigh and do a parade during February in Minnesota. Thankfully there are still plenty of folks who enjoy such an endeavor, as well as spectators who love to watch the annual Kenyon Carriage & Cutter Parade.
This Saturday the hitches will start out at the Foldcraft parking lot at 1:30 p.m. and work their way north on Red Wing Avenue. The parade will turn west and proceed on Third Street, and then turn north on State Street to go past the Sunset Home. Turning east onto Second Street, the horses will go past the businesses and be announced before hooking up with Hwy. 56 and heading back to the Foldcraft lot to unhitch.
It is the same route as in past years, and the Kenyon Jaycees, event coordinators, remind everyone that parking will not be allowed on Second Street during the parade.
11 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. Free Events: Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and Wagon Rides on the main street.
Local food vendors on the street and in some businesses.
Cannon Valley Shriners Clown Club entertaining on the street.
12 p.m. 5K Run/Walk for the Roses takes off from the Kenyon Ambulance Garage.
1:30 p.m. 34th annual Carriage & Cutter Parade featuring more than 300 horses.
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. tours of the historic Gunderson House on the corner of Gunderson Blvd. and Huseth Street, every half hour.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. lunch served at the Kenyon VFW by the Auxiliary ladies.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kenyon Fire Ladies Auxiliary Silent Auction at the VFW.
9 p.m.-1 a.m. DJ Music at the Kenyon Muni.
Reach Publisher and Editor Terri Washburn at 333-3148, or follow her on Twitter.com @KenyonTerri.