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Celebrate Crazy Days in Morris on July 31

MORRIS, Minn. – Morris’ annual Crazy Days event is Wednesday, July 31. The Morris Area Chamber of Commerce and Morris merchants have planned a day filled with good shopping and amusing activities beginning at 6:59 a.m.   

The Morris Area Women of Today will host kids’ activities at the Morris Public Library beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Children are invited to make chalk drawings on the sidewalks, play games and get their face painted during that time. 

Free ice cream sundaes will be served by Thrivant Financial for Lutherans starting at 10 a.m. downtown.

A new event this year is the Krazy Kiddie Parade at 11 a.m.  The parade will travel down Atlantic Avenue from Seventh Street to Fifth Street. Contact the Morris Chamber office for details.   

The sand pile coin dig for children will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of West Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. 

Following the coin dig, the Morris Area High School FIRST Robotics group will be demonstrating their robot. The robot will be on display  on West Sixth Street, between McGinnis Appliance and Thrifty White Drug.  

At 2 p.m., the Morris Theatre will have a free matinee showing of “Madagascar III,” sponsored by the Morris Area Chamber of Commerce.

Shoppers will have plenty of opportunity to eat while in downtown Morris.  Pizza Ranch, Subway, Willie’s Super Valu, Habitat for Humanity and Meadowland Market all plan to have food available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

At 3 p.m. there will be  drawings for several prizes, including a children’s bike, and beef and pork certificates. Registration for the drawing will be taken at the Morris Chamber booth. 

The annual East versus West competition has a new time this year. The merchants Krazy Kompetition will be held at 6 p.m. on Oregon Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street. 

The Morris Fire Department will cap off the day with a water war with departments from surrounding communities, beginning  at 7 p.m.