A limited number of Waverly Heritage Days “Fun In The Sun” t-shirts will be available for purchase. Shirts will be available at the Feast For Fireworks Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 5. 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Waverly Pizza Ranch or by contacting Dave or Denise Timmerman at 319-352-4117. Shirts are a yellow-haze color and will be $14.
Come to the Waverly Heritage Days “A Feast For Fireworks Fundraiser” on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Waverly Pizza Ranch. Our can and bottle redemption donations are down this year and we’re having this fundraiser for fireworks. A portion of the night’s sales, along with tip offerings will go directly to support the fireworks spectacular. Please continue to drop off any extra cans or bottles at our bins in Waverly at Kwik Star East and Fareway.
If you are unable to attend the Feast For Fireworks Fundraiser on June 5, but would like to make a donation towards fireworks or entertainment, send checks payable to Waverly Heritage Days and send to: Dave Timmerman, 910 Greenfield Ave, Waverly, IA 50677. For more information on donating, volunteering or other details, contact me at 319-352-4117, ddtimerma [at] aol [dot] com or info [at] waverlyheritagedays [dot] com
Like last year, you no longer need to file a form in advance to be in the WHD parade. There are some other changes, however, that you might want to check out on our Parade page.
Start practicing now for the 1st Annual Waverly Heritage Days Bean Bag Tournament on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 1pm! There’s no better way to have some “Fun in the Sun” than listening to music, hanging with friends at Waverly Heritage Days, having a cold drink, and playing some bean bags!
Watch for details coming soon!
This year, 2013, the Waverly Heritage Days theme is Fun in the Sun. Mark your calendars now for July 19, 20, and 21!
Would you like a sneak peek into the events gearing up for this year? Check it out!
Today marks the 1st official day of Summer 2012 and we’re exactly one month away from Waverly Heritage Days!! It’s time to update your calendars with our Waverly Heritage Days concerts happening on our Waverly Heritage Days Stage!!
Friday, July 20, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Two big changes take effect with the 2012 Waverly Heritage Days parade.
Parade line-up now takes place at the Waverly Sales Company area – 2212 5TH AVE SW. Please note we no longer line-up near Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community.
No parade form required. Just come line-up as directed by parade organizers.
This year we will have 25th Anniversary Waverly Heritage Days Coosie’s for sale at the beer ticket table during the festival for only $2.00. The image is printed on both sides. If you are interested in getting one and won’t be able to pick on up at the beer ticket table at Waverly Heritage Days this year, please contact us at info [at] waverlyheritagedays [dot] com.
The Waverly Democrat wrote about our 25 year history here at Waverly Heritage Days. Read about this milestone here (PDF).
Welcome to our Waverly Heritage Days web site! We are proud of our web site and thank you for taking time to check us out. Here you will find information covering all facets of the 2012 Waverly Heritage Days Silver Celebration such as the parade, Hall of Fame, entertainment, food vendors, schedule of events, a list of the Waverly Heritage Days committee members and opportunities to contact us.
Our 2012 theme is “Waverly Heritage Days Silver Celebration” because we want to honor and recognize the proud 25 year history of what started as Waverly Heritagefest and is now Waverly Heritage Days. To show our appreciation of the past Waverly Heritage Days committees and celebrations, we are honoring the Original Waverly Heritage Days/Heritagefest Board of Directors as the Grand Marshal’s for our 25th “Silver Celebration” Annual Parade. Those honored this year are: Mary Ackerman, Mary Cheville, Don Feuerhak, Janet Hurley and Geneva Liebau. We would also like to recognize Russell Solheim and Sally Strottman who are deceased. From the current Waverly Heritage Days committee to the Original Board of Directors, we say “Thank You” for starting Heritage Days/Heritagefest and providing an annual summer event that Waverly has come to love. A HUGE thanks goes out to ALL past and current Heritage Days/Heritagefest committee members and leaders. We think our lineup of activities in 2012 will reflect our “Waverly Heritage Days Silver Celebration” theme and everyone will find something they enjoy.
We have the usual popular events such as the Hall of Fame ceremony, Vic Ferrari Band, Sugar Daddy’s, Floyd Junker and the Beaver Creek Bluegrass Band, Beau Timmerman, fireworks, Hideaway Lounge and food vendors PLUS we would like to announce some additions to this year’s lineup.
Boxkar will take the Heritage Days Stage Saturday evening. Boxkar opened for Vic Ferrari in 2009 on the Waverly Heritage Days Stage to rave reviews and we are able to bring Boxkar back this year due to our original Saturday band, Chasin’ Mason signing a national recording contract. I guess it just shows that when you play at Waverly Heritage Days, big things eventually happen!!!
Boxkar is a five piece rock-pop group led by front man Chris Szebeni that has done it all with radio worthy tunes, contagious passion, captivating stage presence and professional level talent. Not to mention their relentless drive, life sacrifices, attention to detail and mature approach to their love of music and business. Simply put, Boxkar is poised to hit the national scene…and make an impact.
London’s famous Classic Rock Magazine, rated Boxkar’s third CD “Comin’ Out Swingin’” higher than many International releases. This CD also was recognized in Boxkar’s home state of Wisconsin at the WAMI music award show as the CD of the year. Recently, the band has finished recording a new CD at the Goo Goo Doll’s studio in Buffalo, NY and it waiting to be released. Boxkar has also produced a live concert DVD recently. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!!!
This year we are proud to add the “40th or So” Waverly-Shell Rock High School Stage Band Reunion Concert led by Waverly-Shell Rock alumni Ken Huck. Their show is described as a musical performance by Waverly-Shell Rock High School band graduates who attended high school in Waverly from the late 60′s through the late 70′s. Musical numbers will include tunes played in the era, interspersed with members recalling favorite or memorable events. Be sure to look for all the Waverly-Shell Rock alumni that will be present for this show! A big thanks to Ken Huck and the Waverly-Shell Rock alumni band members for putting this together!!
We feel with Vic Ferrari on Friday night and Boxkar on Saturday night, Waverly Heritage Days offers some of the BEST FREE stage entertainment ANYWHERE! Throw in the Sugar Daddy’s at the Hall of Fame Ceremony, Floyd Junker and the Beaver Creek Bluegrass Band playing to a full house in the Hideaway Lounge and Beau Timmerman back for a return engagement playing all of your favorite rock and country tunes in the Hideaway Lounge and the Waverly-Shell Rock alumni band, we have music for all generations at Waverly Heritage Days and it’s all FREE!!
The Waverly Heritage Days Hideaway Lounge will be back with the big tent for all your beverage and dining needs featuring more tables, lights and entertainment. We hope you can visit the Heritage Days Hideaway Lounge! There are a few new food vendors in 2012 so check them out on the “Food and Drink” page!!
We strive to keep all events free so that everyone can attend and are hoping for record crowds in 2012 as we observe 25 years of past Waverly Heritage Days celebrations! We just ask that all coolers and carry-ins are left at home and that guests support the Waverly Heritage Days vendors.
Enjoy your weekend at Waverly Heritage Days July 20-22, 2012 and have some fun in Waverly!!!
- 2012 Waverly Heritage Days Committee
Front row (L-R): Darrell Miller, Denise Timmerman, Delores Miller and Dave Timmerman.
Second row: Ed Fuoss, Stephanie Abel-Hohenzy and Bob Fiser.
Third row: Dita Boorom, Nessa Groen and Dick Arends.
Fourth row: Gary Boorom and Darren Groen.
Back row: Carolyn Rittgers, Maria Nieman and Darwin Rittgers.
Not present for picture: Bill Dravis, Denise Edgar, David Kniep and Lester Zelle. Photograph was taken by Waverly Heritage Days committee member Denny Nieman.