WU-Stock on Saturday 'Come Together' for fun and Feudin'


WU Stock Family Feud organizer Cathy Harris appears ready to play the Family Feud against Mike Tobin during the community celebration on Saturday. Tobin could have an unfair advantage if he competes in the local Family Feud contest as he recently joined other family members in playing on the actual television game show. The 2014 WU-Stock “Come Together” celebration officially gets underway with a 1 p.m. parade. (Mike Van Sickle photo)


WU-Stock on Saturday 'Come Together' for fun and Feudin'



By Mike Van Sickle
News Editor



Main Street West Union invites the public to “Come Together” during WU Stock 2014 on Saturday.

The 2014 WU-Stock “Come Together” celebration officially gets underway with a 1 p.m. parade. Parade entries will line up on E. Main St. before traveling down N. Walnut, turning west on E. Elm St., and then turning south on Vine St. before ending at Zion Lutheran Church. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Best Use of the “Come Together” Theme, and “Most Unique.”

To register for the parade, contact the Main Street West Union office at (563) 422-8655.

  The "Duck Race" will be the final entry in the parade, and persons who purchase a duck from North Fayette Valley Danceline members will have a chance at cash as the ducks "race" down the street. Proceeds will be used by the Danceline to help with financing its Outback Bowl performance in January 2015.

A Bean Bag Tournament will also begin at 2 p.m. To register with the minimal fee, call Amie Johansen at City Hall at (563) 422-3908. All fees will go toward the cash prizes.

Inflatables, a petting zoo, human foosball, Giant Twister, and Giant Jenga will be located downtown for everyone’s entertainment during the afternoon. A free Toddler Fun Zone will also be available for children under 5.

Registration will open for a free 5K and 5-mile run at 1 p.m., with the races scheduled to begin at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Tim B. will follow Jason Ray Brown on the Civic Plaza stage as part of the WU-Stock entertainment.

Jason Ray Brown mixes rock, blues, country, and a variety of styles together for a truly unique and memorable experience. Brown’s return performance will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug 23.

Meanwhile, Tim B. will perform a blend of classic and new country, bluegrass, and classic rock on the Plaza stage from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Main Street West Union will then host “Family Feud” at 7 p.m. on the Civic Plaza. Based on the popular game show, clubs, organizations, schools, sports teams, local businesses and other members of the public are encouraged to preregister five-member teams with the Main Street West Union office or with Cathy Harris at (563) 380-3039.

Karaoke will also be held downtown until 11 p.m. In addition to a beer garden, food vendors will be located throughout the grounds.

(Editor’s note: The Iowa National Guard has informed MSWU it will not be able to host the shooting gallery following the parade.)


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