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Kiddie Parade and more at Bohemian Plum Festival

July 26, 2013
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The Clutier Bohemian Plum Festival Kiddie Parade will be held Saturday, August 3, at 1:45 p.m. The theme this year is "Fun in the Sun."

Registration is from 1-1:30 p.m. in front of the Clutier Library on parade day. All kids registered will receive a participation medal and trophies for first, second and third place will be awarded for those who use the Kiddie Parade theme.

Two other activities for the kids following the parade will be the Money Scramble and Tractor Pull.

Please contact Sandi at 479-2266 with questions.

Kolaches, Rohlicky, Buchty and Zelnicky. If you don't know what these are, then come to Clutier during the first weekend in August and find out. If you do know what they are, come to Clutier where they will be available all weekend.

Kolache are the small round pastries with the various fruit or poppy seed fillings that most people are familiar with. Rohlicky are crescent shaped rolls with the poppy seed sprinkled on top. Buchty are buns with fruit filling, and zelnicky are buns with cabbage filling. We will also have tea rings available. Our talented bakers, Bernice Smolik, Linda Dvorak, Shirley Kubik, and Kristi Sienknecht will be working hard getting all of these goodies ready for Clutier's big weekend.

In addition to this, on Friday night at 5 p.m. the Fun Day committee will be serving freshly grilled pork loins, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, water and pop, and at 6 p.m. JEV Winery will start their wine tasting.

Bring your lawn chairs, listen to Barefoot Becky, have a sandwich and some wine and finish off with some Czech Bakery for an ideal August evening.

On Saturday, August 3, the Tama County Cattlemen will be firing up their grill on Main Street after the parade for some great beef. Hot dogs and chips will be on hand in the lumber yard. From 5 to 7 p.m., the Clutier Firemen will be serving their famous roast hog with all the trimmings in the Fire Station. Kettle corn and Czech baked goods will be available all day.

Vitame Vas to everyone who comes to Clutier for two days of fun and food.

Patrons of the Clutier Public Library are once again getting together to make a quilt for the Library Auction which will be held at 4:00 p.m. on August 3, the second day of the Bohemian Plum Festival. The quilt is always the last item on the auction.

For several years there has been a tradition of people getting together in the library to work on the quilt. The good will and camaraderie this project generates impacts many more people than are immediately apparent. Not only the people working on the quilt, but those watching and learning from the project gain from it, and of course, the funds raised directly benefit the community by helping keep the library running.

This year's quilt is primarily in shades of tan, gold and brown, using plain and floral fabrics, set off with an animal print. Each year Margaret and Julia Babinat pick the fabrics, put the quilt together and donate it to the library where it is put on the frame for quilting. Helping quilt have been Melody Fassett, Linda Dvorak, Sandi Kopriva, Mary Seda, Evelyn Caloud, Patti Kupka, Margaret Babinat and Tracy Sienknecht. Margaret Babinat is shown quilting in the photo on page 1.

When the hand sewing is done, Margaret will take the quilt and do the border and then return it to the library for display until the auction.

Anyone is welcome to come see the quilt as it is being worked on. If you do, don't be surprised if you are asked to sit and sew along with us.



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