SHIRLEY -- Thank you to the first businesses to volunteer to support this year's Shirley Hoe Down.

Dr. Eddy, Attorney Ernie Hyde, Fidelity Bank, Moore Lumber & Hardware and Shirley Fuel & Gas have made donations that will help us pay for one of the bands.

Now we need more donations to help pay for one of the other bands.

This year's Hoe Down will be on Saturday, June 1, from noon till 6 p.m. and we hope to have a day full of entertainment, from musicians and dancers to magicians and singers, a variety of family entertainment is planned. A dunk tank and a bouncy castle will entertain those who are more energetic while others can shop at the craft tables and get their faces painted.

For those who need some time off, there will even be a cozy book corner with stories read to those who are resting. Of course there will also be plenty of food offerings available throughout the day.

If anyone else would like to sign up for a sales table or would like to make a donation to help cover Hoe Down expenses, forms are available at Hazen Library or by emailing

Look for some of this year's entertainers at or on the Shirley Hoe Down facebook page.