Bolan celebration includes “Freedom Rock” program
The community of Bolan, population 18 including the “suburbs,” is hosting its 19th fall event, Saturday, Sept. 17.
The United Methodist Church Women are hosting their traditional Bazaar, 8 a.m.–1 p.m., in the lower-level of the Bolan Schoolhouse. The Bolan Schoolhouse and Cultural Center is hosting a free-will donation pancake breakfast fundraiser, 8–10:30 a.m. A few additional vendors will be along Tulip Lane and will be selling products from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
The 21st Bike Ride will travel from Bolan though the neighboring communities of Grafton, Carpenter, and St. Ansgar. Ride registration begins at 8 a.m., with a group departure at 9 a.m., following the welcome and National Anthem. Donation supports the community fund, and provides participants with a map and coupon for homemade pie with ice cream upon return.
Keyboard musician, Sam Crosser, will be playing from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. The United Methodist Women will be serving a scalloped potatoes and ham lunch from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the lower level of the schoolhouse. Enjoy coleslaw, fresh baked bread, homemade jam and beverage. Take outs available, and the building is handicap accessible. The Bolan Community will have homemade pie with ice cream 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
A “Freedom Rock” Program will be held at 1 p.m. in the upper level of the Bolan Schoolhouse with special guest Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, II. Since 1999, Bubba has been painting tributes to veterans on large rocks in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. This was his 24th year of painting the original Freedom Rock by Menlo, in time for Memorial Day. Representatives from the counties of Worth, Winnebago, Mitchell, Hancock, Cerro Gordo and Floyd will also be speaking at the program as well. This meaningful event is free to the public.
Any donations above cost of the program are being donated to the Freedom Rock Foundation.