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'Beach Party' is theme for Dent festival, parade

It's "Beach Party" time in Dent, and planning is in full swing for the July 11 revival of a Dent summer festival.

The second Saturday of July has traditionally been the day for the Dent Lions "Chicken Stampede" feed and other activities, but the Dent Community Club is planning to take that a big step further.

Topping the list of festivities is the Dent "Beach Party" parade, with lineup at 1:30 p.m. and parade at 2:30 p.m. Businesses, organizations and families from throughout the area--including all the surrounding communities--are encouraged to participate.

Entry forms are available at Nootzi's on Main Cafe, and there are also forms available at the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce office.

The schedule also includes:

---art and craft show starting at 10 a.m.

---dedication of the Veterans' Memorial, 11 a.m.

---local business poker run, 10 a.m. to noon

---Bingo from noon to 2 p.m.

---kids games, horseshoe and beanbag tourney, chainsaw sculpture show, noon to 2 p.m.

---kids tractor races, 4 p.m.

---church pie social, 4 p.m.

Entertainment will be featured that evening at Peg Legs and Triple Play Liquors.