Cheers to another exciting ‘Doon Days’

Kalani Steinmetz | Staff Writer

Doon Days water fights were Saturday, July 28.

The 126th annual Doon Days  events officially kicked off Sunday, July 22 with a community worship service and a gospel concert featuring live music from Angie Johnson and Country Grass Band.

Events started up again in earnest Thursday, July 26, with a community picnic in the city park, fire truck rides and a “piano smash” sponsored by Rock Bottom Construction. “Dooner Games” were at the Doon Community Center. A flag burning ceremony in the city park marked the end of Thursday’s events.

Doon Days 2018 continued into the next day. The events Friday, July 27 took place in the evening, starting with an antique tractor pull and ending with some karaoke at the Doon Steakhouse. Other events included Power Wheels derby for ages 4-10, burnouts, a cruise at dusk and fireworks at dark. 

The final day of Doon Days  was chock full of events, lasting all day and well into the evening. There was a pancake breakfast for Doon Rescue in the morning with a 5K run/1-mile run/walk starting an hour later. The parade took place in the early afternoon followed by lunch in the city park provided by churches and schools. Tractor/wagon rides started in the afternoon as well as inflatable bouncers, a mini train and a pedal pull for the young ones. Water fights took place in the afternoon. Knocker balls and the car show took place, followed by a soap box derby and a balloon release. A street dance, featuring the Johnny Holm Band, officially wrapped up Doon Days 2018.

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