American Gothic Days coming up June 10-12

It’s almost time again for Eldon’s American Gothic Days celebration. The American Gothic House Center will host several events as part of the festivities.

The American Gothic 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, June 11 at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 and entry forms can be picked up at the American Gothic House Center or downloaded here. Registration includes a t-shirt, map of the route, and awards for winners in different age/gender categories. This event is sponsored by Libertyville Savings Bank and Kremer Funeral Home.

Amateur and professional artists are invited to enter the American Gothic House Art Contest. There will be cash awards for first and second place winners in each division, and registration is free. The works of art will be on display inside the American Gothic House on June 11-12. The contest is sponsored by the Ottumwa Area Arts Council. Entry forms can be picked up at the American Gothic House Center or downloaded here. Entries must be received by June 7.

In addition, the American Gothic House will be open for tours Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from 1-4 p.m.

There are numerous other events taking place during American Gothic Days. Please visit http://www.cityofeldon.org/2015-american-gothic-days/ to see an entire list of events.

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