Underwood Harvest Festival caters to all kinds [UPDATED]Published 10:38am Thursday, September 1, 2011 Updated 10:39am Thursday, September 1, 2011
The sixth annual Underwood Harvest Festival, planned this weekend, will have activities for people of all ages. For historians, there’s the opportunity to see historic photos from 2 to 5 p.m. at the historic Foss Log Cabin.
The photos on display are credited to retired banker and Underwood historian Ron Shebeck. He has collected, enlarged, labeled and framed most of Underwood’s history.
“Everyone is invited to tour the cabin throughout Saturday, in the northeast corner of town, but especially from 2 to 5 when Ron will be present,” said Delores Peterson, GFWC Woman’s Study Club Historian. “Talk history with Ron and have coffee and a cookie.”
Shebeck, retired president of Farmers State Bank in Underwood, has established a museum of sorts in the lower level of the bank. He urges people to come to the bank, look through the pictures and relate the stories behind them.
“I really love the stories behind the photos,” he said.
Examples include photos and stories about the former Underwood Hotel, Gambles Store, Byers Cafe, chair factory and others.
In 2007, during the Otter Tail County Historical Society’s 80th annual meeting at the Underwood Community Center, Shebeck displayed a few of his scores of photos while conveying that a rural town’s identity is attributed to its history.
The photo display at Foss Log Cabin Saturday afternoon is another sign that the annual Underwood Harvest Festival offers something for everyone.
The main event is the Harvest Fest Parade that starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, with the Kiddie Parade starting at 12:30. Below is a list of other activities.
Friday, Sept. 2
• Steak Fry at American Legion, 6 p.m. until gone; DJ Music provided Mike Erwin, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
• Dance to the Rockats, Marie’s Tavern, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
• Fishing Tourney, 7 to 11 a.m., Bass Lake
• Cub Scout French toast and sausage breakfast, 7 to 10:30 a.m., Underwood Community Center
• Run for Education 5k/one-mile walk and run, starts at 9 a.m. on Main Street
• Used book sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Center
• Kids Carnival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Kids pedal tractor pull, 10 a.m., next to Centennial Park
• Foss Log Cabin open house, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with historic photos display
• Sverdrup Church WELCA dinner, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Pork chop feed, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., next to Farmers State Bank
• Queen coronation, 11:30 a.m., Centennial Park
• Kiddie Parade, 12:30 a.m.
• Main parade, 1 p.m., rain or shine
• Kids/adults egg toss following parade
• Bean bag tourney, 3 p.m. behind American Legion
• Horseshoe tourney, 11 a.m.
• Legion beer garden and brats, 12 noon until gone
• Senior citizens tea, following main parade at Community Center
• Music by Roger Gillispie after parade at Marie’s Tavern
• Street Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring Silverado, in front of fire hallTags: Underwood