Community preps for Moran Day



September 17, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Moran will be filled to the brim with family fun this weekend. The annual Moran Day will get a jumpstart bright and early on Saturday morning.
A book sale at the Moran Public Library will begin at 8 a.m. and go into the early afternoon.
The arts and crafts show will begin at 9 a.m. in the city park.
Dress up your pet for the best dressed pet contest at 9 a.m. The contest is sponsored by the Moran Day Committee. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.
A benefit bake sale to help pay for Shelia Newman’s medical expenses will start at 10 a.m. in the parking area of the Moran Public Library. Newman has suffered from heart problems in recent weeks.
Also at 10 a.m. free cancer screenings will begin at the Masonic Lodge, 218 N. Spruce St. Staff from the University of Kansas Medical Center will provide skin cancer, bone density and prostate screenings along with breast cancer education.
The Moran parade will start at 11 a.m. with a lunch served at the Senior Citizen Building following directly after. The Moran United Methodist Church will help serve the lunch and all proceeds will be donated for Newman’s medical expenses.
Free Molly Trolley rides will start at the park following the parade. Rides are sponsored by PSI, Pump ’N Pete’s and Emprise Bank. Free pony rides and a petting zoo for kids will begin at noon.
From noon to 5 p.m. there will be inflatables and jousting. The jousting is sponsored by the Iola Armory and Jamie Mosbrucker. Participants must be 16 and up with a parental release form.
The pedal pull will take place on the tennis court from 2 to 3 p.m.
Merchant drawings will start at 3 p.m.
The annual Moran Day co-ed softball tournament will begin at 3 p.m. It is $120 for a team which is seven men and three women. Concessions will be provided by the Marmaton Valley FFA Chapter.
A bean feed sponsored by Emprise Bank and Ferrelgas and a corn bread sale, sponsored by Marmaton Valley FCCLA Chapter, will start at 4 p.m.
A new Miss Moran Queen will be chosen at the Moran contest at 5 p.m. in the MVHS gymnasium.
On Sunday, a three-person scramble golf tournament will be at Cedarbrook Golf Course at 9 a.m. It is $75 per team for 18 holes.

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