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It makes sense that Wrong Days go uninterrupted


July 10, 2020

While many other summer festivities have gone by the wayside during the coronavirus pandemic, the folks in Wright will hold the small town's trademark celebration July 17-20.

This year's festivities will mark the 55th annual Wrong Days in Wright celebration, where people challenge each other to a game of O-G-N-I-B (Bingo spelled backwards) and play to lose in a cribbage tournament.

This year's poster aptly announces: "We're still Wrong in Wright in a World Gone Awry."

While it's fun to mix things up, the real reason for the Wrong Days in Wright festivities is to bring the community together for some good old-fashioned fun, whether it's a parade, hitting up a church rummage sale, dining at the steak fry at the Big Top, or simply sitting back to enjoy some live music.

While a few of the activities are not happening this year - no crowning of royalty, no pie social, no Sasquatch races - there's still a strong list of events each day.

Friday events start with the rummage sale at St. John's Church from noon-6 p.m. Friday. The steak fry is open from 4-7 p.m. at the Big Top, with OGNIB starting at 7:30 p.m. Hang around for fireworks at dusk and free popcorn in the Cook Shack at Big Top.

Mixed softball and volleyball tournaments kick off Saturday and last all weekend. Minetties is providing food at the Cook Shack. Pick up scavenger hunt information at the Big Top Saturday before the parade at 10:30 a.m. (lineup starts at 9:30 a.m. by Groth Lumber).

The Cribbage Tournament runs from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center, with a limited number of players, and the day ends with live music by "Uncle Lucky" in the Big Top from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Sunday, the softball and volleyball tournaments continue, with a raffle ticket drawing at Kalli's Place at 6 p.m. at the outdoor bar.

Masks are strongly encouraged, along with social distancing unless from the same household.

"Attend at your own risk," the poster cautions, adding that Wrong Days in Wright cannot be held responsible if you contract coronavirus.


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