Cook Timber Days parade

 The color guard from Bloom-Lahti VFW Post 1757 is pictured in a past Cook Timber Days parade.

COOK — Timber Days is back in 2021, with music and fireworks, vendors selling crafts and food, pet show and car show, lawnmower races and a drum and bugle corps and capping things off, a parade.

And it's all happening this weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 11, 12 and 13, after a year's hiatus due to the pandemic of 2020.

Here's the schedule:

Friday, June 11

There will be Music in the Park at the city gazebo from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. Performing will be Josh Palmi & Trapper, Bob Powers, Rocky Pierce and Robert Walker. Bean bag play downtown on River Street starts at 6 p.m. Friday.

The Firefighters Challenge starts at 6 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, June 12

Vendors will be down on River Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Barrel Train will run from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. A pet show is at the Gazebo at 11 a.m., and a magic show will follow at noon.

A car show takes place from noon to 4 p.m. downtown.

Music in the Park from 1 to 5 p.m. by Bob Powers, Josh Palmi & Trapper, Rocky Pierce and Robert Walker, and there will be chainsaw carving demonstrations in the Montana Cafe lot from 2 to 6 p.m.

The "Elvis Show" will be at the gazebo from 6 to 8 p.m. And Saturday evening features a fireworks display at 10:15 at the Doug Johnson Park.

Sunday, June 13

Vendors will be downtown from 10 to 4 Sunday.

A church service is set for 11:30 a.m. at the gazebo.

Lawnmower races start at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, and chainsaw carvings continue from noon to 2 p.m. A Drum & Bugle Corps will be at the gazebo from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

The parade begins at 3 p.m. Sunday. As stated in a Facebook post, "Stop by the VFW (Bloom-Lahti Post 1757) after the parade to support our veterans. They served our country and are still serving our community."

Raffle drawings and a flag retirement ceremony outside the VFW will follow the parade.


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