Marble Day to be May 3 in Bonner Springs

The eighth annual Marble Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in downtown Bonner Springs, Kan.

The event is at Oak Street and Centennial Park.

The event kicks off with a Marble Day 5k run at 8 a.m., followed by a Tractor Cruise and Wacky Parade at 9:30 a.m.

After opening ceremonies at 10:15 a.m., a marble tournament is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Marble activities and old-fashioned games are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A bike rodeo will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

One of the unique Bonner Springs events, the “Running of the Pinkys,” is planned at noon. It involves a competition where pinky balls are released. The winners of this activity will be announced at 1 p.m.

Proceeds from the Running of the Pinkys fundraiser will go to the Feed His Lambs charity.

A cake walk is scheduled at 1:15 p.m., and a marble art and inventors’ contest is part of the day’s activities. Food will be available throughout the day.

Many of the activities of Marble Day originated with the Moon Marble Co. store, 600 E. Front St., Bonner Springs. For more information about Marble Day, visit www.marbleday.com.

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