Taste of Lena returns next weekend

Lena Area Special Event Runners (L.A.S.E.R) will be Rocking Downtown Lena as it hosts the annual Taste of Lena, presented by the Village of Lena and LBPA.

This year’s expanded event is coming next Saturday, June 4, noon to 7 p.m.

The Rafters Restaurant and Catering Food Village will showcase many area restaurants and food vendors, including: The Rafters; Café 217 Expresso and Bakery Shoppe; Route 73 Brew and Chew; Route 20 Bar and Grill; Sullivan’s Foods; AJ’s Lena Maid Meats; Lynn Polhill Cotton Candy; Huron Market; Herme’s Kettle Corn; Manny’s Pizza; Blue Dreams; and Galena Garlic Co.

Quinn Construction will host the Twisted for a Cure Car Show/Burnout and Exhaust Contest. Class for the Show and their sponsors include: Pre ‘5Os by AutoZone; ‘50s-’60s by Skid Steer Specialties; ‘70s-’80s by the Fluegel Family Farm; ‘90s to present by Shirt on Silk; Hot Rods by Friends of the Pecatonica; Bikes by the Lena Brewing Company; Best of Show by Natural Healing Express; Best Paint by Winters Creations; Kids Choice by Café 217 Expresso and Bakery Shoppe; and Twisted Choice by Twisted Metal.

Entries can be taken the day of the show or by Calling Dawn Thyberg at 815-541-0228. Goody bags will be gifted to the first 100 entries.

Co-Sponsors FS Fast Stop and Pearl City Elevator will host the Entertainment Area. On stage, the headline act will be Southern Ride, a rock and roll band from Rochelle. The FS Fast Stop and Pearl City Elevator entertainment stage will be located close to the beverage area where you can select beers from local breweries or your favorite on-tap.

The Lena Vet Clinic will host a petting zoo featuring Lake Carroll Minis. The Lena Lions Club will be selling tickets for their annual raffle held on Fall Festival Weekend.

The Lena Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and host a petting zoo from noon to 2 p.m.

–L.A.S.E.R.

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