Eagle-opoly: Get in the game
EAGLE, Colorado -The best part of Eagle Flight Days is being part of Eagle Flight Days.Or, as the 2009 theme suggests “get in the game.””The whole idea behind Flight Days is to get people involved,” says Sonja Beasley, one of the event organizers. “It’s a great community celebration with something for everyone. The thing is, people enjoy Flight Days much more when they participate in the activities.”For the youngest Eagle residents, there’s a baby contest Friday afternoon. For elementary age youngsters Friday’s pet show, Saturday’s kids craft tent and Sunday’s talent show are big hits. The middle school/high school set can enjoy the Eagle Club Scavenger Hunt on Saturday and pool polo on Sunday. And for all ages, there’s food and vendor booths lining the Eagle Town Park perimeter, the Flight Days parade Saturday morning, the vintage baseball game Saturday afternoon and music at the park throughout the weekend. But that’s just a smattering of what’s on tap.Here’s a complete Flight Days line up and inside you will find information about all the activities. Read, enjoy and get in the game.Eagle Flight Days Schedule of EventsFriday June 26 4 p.m. Pet Show5 p.m. Baby Contest6-8 p.m. Music – New Shoes8:30-10:30 p.m. Music – The Nacho Men Saturday June 27 7-9 a.m. Pancake Breakfast by Eagle Lions Club10 a.m. Parade on Broadway11:30 a.m. Auction Noon Horseshoe TournamentNoon-2 p.m. Apples to Apples Bake-Off12:30-1:45 p.m. Children’s Theater-Alice in Wonderland Jr.1 p.m. Vintage Baseball Game at Bull Pasture Park2-3 p.m. Magic Show 3 p.m. Eagle Clue Scavenger Hunt3:30-5 p.m. Music – Pat Hamilton5:30-7:30 p.m. Music – Too Young To Know8-10 p.m. Music – T Minus 5 Sunday June 28 7 a.m. Run for the Future/10K run and 5K walk/run11a.m. Talent Show4 p.m. Pool Polo at the Eagle Pool & Ice RinkFRONT PAGE INTRO STORY:INFO BOXESMusicFriday, June 266 to 8 p.m. – New Shoes8:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Nacho MenSaturday, June 273:30 to 5 p.m. – Pat Hamilton5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Too Young to Know8 to 10 p.m. – T Minus 5Pet ShowWhen: Friday, June 26Time: 4 p.m.Where: Eagle Town ParkDetails: Local kids are invited to bring their pets – anything furry, feathery, scaley or slim. A slew of prices are awarded, including best costume. Contact: Castle Pet Veterinary at 328-5444Baby ContestWhen: Friday, June 26Time: 5 p.m.Where: Eagle Town ParkDetails: This contest is for babies ages 2 and younger. Ribbon will be awarded in the following categories:• Biggest eyes• Best smile• Best hair• Most vocal• Chubbiest feet• Biggest dimples• Baby/relative lookalike• Best swimwear• Best Flight Days theme costumeBabies can only win once per category, but may compete in any or all of the categories. Contact: Mary Lou Yeik at 390-2843.Pancake BreakfastWhat: Eagle Valley Lions Club will serve up their signature flapjacksWhen: Saturday, June 27.Time: 7 to 9 a.m.Where: Eagle Town ParkDetails: Look for the Lions trailer and the folks in purple vests.Flight Days ParadeTheme: Eagle-opoly: Get in the GameWhen: Saturday, June 27Time: 10 a.m. start. Parade participants should begin lining up at 9 a.m. and the parade judging is at 9:30 a.m.Where: Line up is at Fifth Street and the parade marches down Broadway between Fifth and Second Streets.Details: Entry forms are available at Eagle Town Hall or at the Eagle Valley Enterprise office at 108 West Second Street. Call 328-6354 or 328-6656 Ext. 7 for information.AuctionWhat: Live auction with proceeds going to the next year’s Flight Days celebrationWhen: Saturday, June 27Time: 11:30 a.m.Where: Eagle Town Park Centennial StageDetails: Bid on exciting auction items ranging from golf and lodging packages to personal items and more Contact: To donate an item for the auction contact Rick Beveridge at 328-7444 or email@example.com.Horseshoe TournamentWhen: Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28Time: Immediately following the parade for singles competition on Saturday. Time to be determined for doubles competition SundayWhere: Eagle Town Park horseshoe pitsDetails: Cost is $10 per person and $20 per team. For additional information contact Mark Silverthorne at 524-1725.Kids Craft TentWhat: Free craft activity tentWhen: Saturday, June 27Time: Immediately following the parade until the supplies run outWhere: Eagle Town ParkDetails: Free activities. Sponsoring by Wiemer Heating and Sheet Metal, Eric’s Plumbing and Heating, Skyline Mechanical, Rick McCoy Plumbing and Heating and Desmont Home Builders.Apples to Apples Bake OffWhat: Culinary contest featuring area cooks’ best apple recipesWhen: Saturday, June 27Time: Noon to 2 p.m.Where: Eagle Town ParkDetails: For a $5 admission price, tasters can sample the various entries and vote for their favorites. Prizes will be awarded. Proceeds go to Girls Scouts of the Eagle Valley. To register and for more information contact Sarah at 328-6354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Children’s TheaterWhat: “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”When: Saturday, June 27Time: 12:30 p.m.Where: Centennial StageDetails: Performance will feature participants in the Porchlight Players Summer Theater Camp.Vintage baseballWhat: The Eagle Valley Merchants will take on the Colorado Vintage Baseball All-Stars in a Flight Days re-match. The game is played by 1880s rules, in vintage uniforms.When: 1 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Bull Pasture ParkDetails: Expect a little bit of theater, and lots of baseball fun. Sponsored by the Eagle County Historical Society and Spiegel Construction. Free.Palm ReaderWhat: The lines in your hand can tell you about yourself. Palm Reader Gary Wickett will help people learn a little more about themselves by interpreting the lines in their palms.When: Saturday, starting at 3 p.m.Where: Eagle Town ParkCost: $4 for teens; $8 for adultsSponsor: Eagle County Historical SocietyMagic ShowWhat: Performance by magician Jim WrightWhen: Saturday, June 27Time: 2 p.m.Where: Eagle Town Park Centennial StageDetails: Wright has been a performing magician for more than 20 years and he has appeared on several Denver television shows. His show will delight audiences of all ages.Run for the FutureWhat: 10K run and 5K run/walkWhen: Sunday, June 28Time: 7:30 a.m. for the 5K run/walk8:15 a.m. for 10K run9:15 a.m. for 1K fun runWhere: Race start and registration is at Fourth Street and Broadway. The race course starts and ends on Broadway after looping through Eagle Ranch.Details: Hosted by the Western Eagle Valley Rotary Club, the race honors the memory of Jack Brock and raises money for high school scholarships. Pre-register at Alpine Bank in Eagle, US Bank in Gypsum or Maximum Fitness in Eagle-Vail. Pre-registration cost is $25. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. on race day and costs $30. Registration is accepted up to 20 minutes prior to each scheduled event. Awards are presented for the top male and female finishers in various age categories and overall. All participants receive an event T-shirt and are eligible for door prizes. Must be present to win.Talent ShowWhat: Competition for kids ages 2 years to high school seniorsWhen: Sunday, June 28Time: Registration begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. The show starts at noon.Where: Centennial Stage at Eagle Town ParkDetails: Competition divisions include:• Preschool to age 6 (All participants in this age category will receive a Beanie Baby Prize, compliments of Kidtopia)• Ages 7-9• Ages 10-13• Ages 14-17Cash prizes for top three finishers in each category.Contact: Dawn Poff at 390-9478 or email@example.comPool PoloWhat: Competition for kids ages 12 to adultWhen: Sunday, June 28Time: 4 p.m.Where: Eagle Pool and Ice RinkDetails: Finish off the Flight Days weekend with a refreshing dip in the pool. Pool polo players need to bring a floatation device (an intertube or a noodle). Up to five players can be in the water at one time and the entry fee is $15 per team. Single players can register. To sign up call the Eagle Pool at 328-5277.
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