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Trophy Dads headline Friday Entertainment

Solon’s own Trophy Dads is set to perform Friday evening from 8pm-12am at the West Branch Fire Station stage. One of the areas most popular bands, Trophy Dads features rock favorites from the 90’s and early 2000’s. From Eminem to The Killers, the bands is one of the best in the area.

Enjoy the Trophy Dads along with the Fire in the Hole Bags Tournament, Hot Dog/Brat Dinner, and Beer Tent!

11th Annual Fire in the Hole Bags Tournament

The 11th Annual Fire in the Hole, Double-Elimination Bags tournament will take place Friday, August 5, 2022, at 6 PM at the Fire Department on 2nd St. The event is sponsored by the West Branch Fire Fighters

First Place: $100
Second Place: $60
Third Place: $40
ENTRY FEE: $40 per team on or before July 31, 2022
$50 per team after July 31, 2022, (Includes 4 beverage tickets per team – beer, water, or pop)

Registration is limited to 32 teams so get signed up now:

Surrounding venue will include beverages, food, and live music.

2022 Hoover Prairie Run

Runners starting the 5k
The beginning of the Hoover Prairie Run

The 3rd annual Hoover Prairie Run kicks off the Saturday events of Hoover’s Hometown Days. Held at 8am on August 6th, the 5k run takes place on the Hoover National Historic Park and follows the mown grass trails through the scenic tall-grass prairie at the height of the summer bloom.

Registration by July 20 is $25 for the 5K run and $15 for the 1.5K walk. After July 20 the fee increases to $30 for the run and $20 for the walk. Online registration is open until August 4th and in-person registration is open from 7:15-8:00 the morning of the event.

Each paid registrant by July 20 will receive a t-shirt, there will be water stations on the running route, and water and a snack at the conclusion. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 female and male runners in the 5K in each age group: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & up. No pets please.

More information and registration is available at

34th Hoover-Ball National Championships

Interested in playing Hoover-Ball this year?? Follow the new Hoover-Ball National Championships page for all the details, registration and announcements! This year will include MORE cash prizes and cool T-shirt!

The Adult tournament plays on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in West Branch, Iowa. It is $25 for advance registration (until August 4 at Noon) or $30 for walk-up registration available from 8 – 8:45 a.m. Order by July 22 for shirt size guarantee.

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