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      50th annual Bass Festival to take place in Crystal Falls

      The city of Crystal Falls is getting ready for a large festival this coming weekend.

      Itâ??s the 50th annual Bass Festival on runkle lake. The festival is put on each year by the local Lions Club at Runkle Lake. There will be volleyball tournaments, fishing contests, and more. The Lions Club is all volunteer-run and they're excited for another great event.

      â??We see people from Marquette, Ishpeming, Lanse; people that have grown up here that have moved away, they come back every year for the Bass Festival to participate,â?? said Lions Club president, Larry Bortonlini.

      Schedule of Events:

      Thursday, July 10:

      -Bingo at the Nylund Building on Superior Avenue. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

      Friday, July 11:

      -7th annual Nylundâ??s Boxing Invitational. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; match to begin at 7:00 p.m.

      Saturday, July 12:

      -Parade down Superior Avenue at 10:00 a.m.

      -Canoe races down the Paint River at 11:30 a.m.

      -Community Picnic and Volleyball Tournaments at Runkle Lake Park at 12:00 p.m.

      -Live music at Runkle Lake Park from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

      -Wop-Swede Softball game beginning at 7:30 p.m.

      Sunday, July 13:

      -VFW Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

      -Annual â??Run Your Bass Offâ?? 5K and 10K walk and runs with registration form 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

      -Community picnic at Runkle Lake Park at 12:00 p.m.

      -Kids games at 2:00 p.m.

      -2:00 p.m. Crystal Falls Theatre showing of the award- winning film, â??The 25,000 Mile Love Story.â?? The producer and editor of the film is Brian Kallies, son of Harold and Wilma Kallies of Crystal Falls.

      -Live Music at Runkle Lake Park is 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

      -Fishing contest ends with judging at Runkle Lake Park at 3:30 p.m. Fishing contest takes place all weekend.

      -Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the festival, with a $1,000 first prize.