Lynx memorabilia wanted

Athletes encouraged to bring mementoes to tailgate party

—Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra Lynx memorabilia from years past is displayed at the Webster City Chamber Office. Chamber director Linda Christianson is asking former Lynx to bring their own fall sports clippings and items from years past down to the chamber office by Thursday at noon. The items will be displayed at the tailgate and pep rally Thursday night before Music in the Park.

The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce is helping kick off the fall Lynx sports season with a tailgate and pep rally on Thursday. In honor of the event, the chamber is asking all Lynx alum to dust off their own high school memories and bring them down to the chamber office. The items will be on display at the upcoming tailgate and pep rally.

Former Lynx athletes out there are being asked to bring their vintage photos from the Lynx football, cross country, volleyball, band or cheer squads from years past. Copies will be made and displayed on a wall of fame that will be displayed at the pep rally. Individuals can either bring in a copy or have one made at the chamber office. The chamber office is located at 628 Second St.

“They can bring their pictures and memorabilia down and I can make photocopies of it,” said Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Christianson. “I won’t display the originals because I don’t want them to get destroyed.”

Along with photos, Webster City alums are encouraged to bring old Lynx jerseys, jackets or uniforms. The items will be on display at the pep rally and music in the park event. Those who wish do drop off items can do so until noon on Thursday.

The cheerleaders will be getting everyone pumped up for another great season and the Lynx football, cross country and volleyball teams will be introduced.

“We want people to come to the pep rally and tailgate to cheer on our youth athletes and also stay and enjoy an evening of music in the park,” said Christianson.

Community members are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs down for the tailgate starting at 6 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from the Hy-Vee grill and other snack vendors. There will be also be games for the kids.

The pep rally will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Music in the Park to follow. Those interested in stepping on stage are encouraged to tune up their instruments and warm up their vocal cords for the open mic portion of the evening. Between local artists, a house band will be playing for the public’s enjoyment.

There will also be a bouncy house, kids’ stick on tattoos and other activities for all ages. Legacy Learning Boone River Valley will also have a children’s activity at the event.

“As a former Lynx athlete, I am know how important the fan base is to our local athletes,” Christianson said. “I am really excited for the tailgate and pep rally because it gives us an excuse to feature our local talent and allows us to get out and have a little fun prior to the start of school.”