Terry prepares for 28th Yippee! events

  Plans for the 28th annual TerrYYippee! festivity have kicked into gear with a host of activities scheduled for the Saturday, July 25 event.

The community-wide celebration will begin with Stockman Bank’s public breakfast hosted in Murn Park from 8 am to 9:30 am. 
A chili cook-off between participating downtown businesses will also be held this year, starting at 10:30 am. This offers individuals a chance to mingle throughout downtown Terry as they sample and vote on the best chili served. 
Votes will be tallied by the number of pennies dropped into the ballot cups of each business.  With eight businesses already signed on to offer their brand of best-all-around-chili, organizers are encouraging attendees to remember their pennies and ready their taste buds. 
Registration for the fourth annual Montana State Cornhole Doubles Championship will begin at 9 am, with the tournament set to begin at 10 am in Murn Park. 
Sponsored by Prairie Community Hospital, this sanctioned lawn game event is played with teams of two taking turns as they pitch cornhole bags, filled with feed corn, at raised wooden platforms. A corn bag tossed into the hole of the raised platform scores 3 points, while one landing on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues between the two competing teams until one team reaches a score of 21.
With the cornhole tourney normally lasting into mid-afternoon hours, concessions stands by Lazy JD and Dizzy Diner will be set up at the park during the afternoon.
Other Yippee! activities will include swimming pool games for children scheduled to begin at 1 pm and a day-long opportunity to walk the Prairie Historical Trail … along the Yellowstone Trail. This internationally registered Volkswalk begins and ends at the historic Kempton Hotel in downtown Terry, taking walkers along community highlights. Gold colored metal pineapples have been placed along the walk to designate featured locations. Walkers can choose between a three- or six-mile trek. 
The Prairie County Museum and Cameron Gallery will be open to the public during TerrYYippee! from 1 pm  to 4 pm.
The day’s events will end with a downtown street dance with a performance by Sidney’s Spectrum from 8 pm to 12 am. 
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