The 100th annual Cootie Days celebration is just days away in Dell Rapids. This year’s event will have an extra day added and is looking to be a fun time. The fun begins on Friday, June 11th and will run through Sunday, June 13th.
Thomas Carnivals will be providing the midway entertainment. Advanced ride ticket vouchers are available at T&C as well as J&R Alterations. The cost of the voucher is $15.00, which is good for a wristband valid all day and redeemable at a carnival ticket booth. The wristband is good for the entire day. Individual tickets will also be available for purchase. Thomas Carnival will also be providing carnival games, and the games will be a cash payment at the game. The hours of the midway will be Friday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Organizers are also hoping the Avera Careflight helicopter will be able to land at city park for a chance for people to see the aircraft up close. Tentative plans are to try to have the helicopter at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. If that plan does not work, they will try for Sunday at 2:00 p.m.