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Out-of-this-world fun promised at UFO Days

ELMWOOD—It’s a long way from outer space to Elmwood, but visitors coming for UFO Days this weekend are getting specific directions.

This year’s celebration button pinpoints the community’s location by showing planet earth and displaying the legend “Elmwood—This Exit.” The button was created by Ben Gumz.

Whether arriving from great distances or just around the corner, the public has an open invitation to attend three days’ worth of festivities. Following is the lineup for this Friday through Sunday (all weekend, a petting zoo will operate behind The Shack and UFO souvenirs will be available at the souvenir stand).


Community Thrift Sales kick off the activities Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps will be offered beforehand, this Thursday morning, at local businesses and at the Elmwood Public Library. The sales will return Saturday over the same times. For more information, contact Mary Beth Tschumperlin.

Food and beer tents open Friday at 6 p.m., complete with chicken. They’ll operate all three days until 6 p.m. Sunday.

The UFO Medallion Hunt gets going at 7 p.m. Friday. Clues will be posted at the souvenir stand then, plus on Saturday at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. The finder will get a $100 reward. The hunt is sponsored by the Elmwood Community Club.

The Miss Elmwood Queen Coronation happens Friday at 7:30 p.m. The successors to Miss Elmwood Amber Schoeder and her royal court will be crowned in the upstairs of the local auditorium. Amy Bechel and Missy Roatch are chairpersons for the event.

Afterward, the 2013 Miss Elmwood Queen and Court will be announced, along with the Grand Marshals for this year’s UFO Days.

“Bennett Valley Gray Band” is the featured music for a street dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, capping Friday’s schedule.

For more please read the July 24 print version of the Herald.