As the weather warms up, the area's summer celebrations are just over the horizon. The Prairie Cardinals will be hosting their second 'Cardinal Days' celebration in Clarkfield, and thanks to the help of local elevator company PGP (Prairie Grain Partners), the Cardinals will be able to bring an extra element of fun to their celebration.

As the weather warms up, the area’s summer celebrations are just over the horizon. The Prairie Cardinals will be hosting their second ‘Cardinal Days’ celebration in Clarkfield, and thanks to the help of local elevator company PGP (Prairie Grain Partners), the Cardinals will be able to bring an extra element of fun to their celebration.

PGP donated the full cost of renting inflatables for the celebration. Aside from typical but fun bouncy castle, PGP’s donation has enabled the Prairie Cardinals to bring in a variety of unique inflatables for those of all ages to enjoy during the celebration. For example, the celebration will feature an inflatable race track with ‘Zorbie Balls’, which are inflatable human hamster balls that participants get in and race each other in. In addition, the celebration will feature a Mickey Mouse inflatable park for the younger fledglings and a velcro wall where attendees wear a velcro suit and jump towards a wall of matching velcro, in an attempt to stick themselves to the wall.

Scott Mauch, the General Manager at PGP, explained why Prairie Grain donated the funds to cover the entire cost of these inflatables, “We just wanted some place for families to be able to go, to say thank you to the community and help out wherever we can.”

Cardinal Days will be hosted on July 29 and 30 this summer and will feature activities that were featured in last year’s celebration such as a softball, volleyball, and bean bag tournaments, a craft show and flea market, live music, city wide garage sales, book sales, and food stands.

Also, Cardinal Days will have several new additions to the celebration’s line-up. This year, according to Prairie Cardinal member Troy Bruflat, the group will be adding a car/motorcycle/tractor show, Kiddie Parade and carnival games from the 4H group.
On a side note, the Cardinals’ City Block Party will be held once again this year. The Block Party, which featured various games, activities, and vendors last year, will be hosted on June 14.

With the work being put in to help bring the community together through Cardinal Days and other various events throughout the year, Bruflat stated, “Thanks to everyone for helping so far and helping Cardinal Days continue to grow bigger and better every year.