Unification of Downtown Planters
The ROCIA is very appreciative of all the helping hands that went into this first unification phase of the eight downtown planters. A big thank-you to Alan Spencer’s first block Red Oak FFA students, Ann Carder, and Lori and Sarah Johnson for helping with the planting of the 32 Green Velvet Boxwoods, which were donated by Matt and Denise Riley (huge thank you to them!) and were purchased locally at the HyVee Garden Center. Thank you to Root Development and Miners Tree Service for graciously donating the black top soil for the planters. Thank you to the City’s park department and Orme Outdoor for helping with preparing the planters. This was the first phase; stay tuned for round two!
Junction Days – 150 Years of Red Oak
Mark your calendars for Red Oak’s combination-celebration of its sesquicentennial and annual Junction Days community festival from Thursday, June 27th to Sunday, June 30th!
The weekend is truly loaded with events! Here’s a glimpse of some of the events that will be going on over the Junction Days weekend:
Opening Ceremony + the Red Oak Farmers Market’s Lettuce Entertain U: Family Fun Night
Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers Display
Movies at the Depot
ROAR! Red Oak’s All Class Reunion at the Red Coach Inn & Restaurant
2nd Annual Shady Tree BBQ Contest
5 Mile / 2 Mile Junction Days Fun Run
Downtown Vendor Fair
The Grand Parade!
Frozen T-Shirt Contest / Hot Dog Eating Contest / Name That Tune Contest / Bring Home the Talent Contest
Downtown Water Fights
Junction Days Downtown Beverage Garden + Live Music!
2nd Annual 5k Family Bike Ride
Ambassadors Flight Breakfast
Mud Volleyball Tournament
Sunday Funday Beverage Garden