Wild West Days

While cloudy skies cast a shadow over Wild West Days at times, enough sun came through to make Saturday’s parade memorable, drawing record numbers of candy-loving youth. Children carrying buckets and bags waited eagerly for parade participants to rain sweets on them, while classic cars from Zimmerman’s First Invitational Bike and Car Show rumbled through [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Named after local legend Anna Mae Illiff, Anna Mae’s Mercantile will close down Main Street in Zimmerman next week for Wild West Days. Organized by new Civic Club member Amy Hicks, the Mercantile runs next Friday through Sunday, hosting a record range of vendors, in memory of one of Zimmerman’s [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Summer revs up next weekend with Zimmerman’s First Invitational Bike and Car Show, Saturday, May 25, at Countryside Collision Center. Planned and organized by new Zimmerman Civic Club member Kris Hicks, the show promises to be remarkable and memorable. “In addition to the great local engines to be represented, we [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Wild West Days spurs into Zimmerman over four days, May 23-27, with many new events and venues saddling up to join the well-established traditions of the festival. “We have some new faces at the Civic Club, this year,” Bill Potrament, president of the Zimmerman Civic Club explains, “with Mary Ann [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Wild West Days rumbled into Zimmerman this year with weather threatening to throw a damper on things all week long, but that didn’t stop the festivities. On Saturday, the Wild West Days parade braved the elements and chased the morning thunderstorms out over Zimmerman with a good turnout of emergency vehicles [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Two new races are zipping into Zimmerman for Wild West Days this year. Reading Frenzy BookShop is sponsoring turtle races in the parking lot Saturday, May 26 after the Wild West Days parade, from 3–5 p.m. “It should be a lot of fun,” Sheri Olson, owner of Reading Frenzy said. [...]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Wild West Days is rearing to rumble into Zimmerman next week from Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28, with events to cheer the entire family. “Bigger and better,” Bill Potrament, president of the Zimmerman Civic Club, said concerning this year’s event. “There’s plenty of great new stuff and old [...]

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Zimmerman’s Wild West Days are a little over a month away and this year, the children of military service families will walk in the parade as the grand marshals. “This was an idea proposed by the Zimmerman American Legion in partnership with the Zimmerman Civic Club,” Bill Potrament, president of the Zimmerman Civic Club, said, [...]

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