Darrin Crow, a story teller from Cedar Rapids, will appear at Rowan Fun Day this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Rowan Event Center (old school gym), home of the Iowa River Players.

  “Crow has been entertaining children and adults all over Iowa, Pennsylvania and Florida,” said Lennea Groom, organizer for the event.

   Groom added, “He comes highly recommended by Joyce Erikson, director of the Rowan Library. He has presented his stories at summer library programs and was a hit with both children and parents.”

  Another new Fun Day activity will be a pet show with prizes and ribbons for best trick, cutest pet, best dressed pet, and pet/owner look alike contest.

  Rowan Fun Day will have a lot of activities for young and old. An admission button costs $5 and covers all activities. Food is extra.

  Here is a rundown of events:

  --8 a.m. Fun run (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.).

  --8-9:30 a.m. Rowan Lions pancake breakfast.

  --8 a.m. Bake sale.

  --8:30 a.m. Pancake eating contest, and photo opportunity with Rowan leprechaun and Blarney Stone.

  --9 a.m. Pie judging.

  --9:30 a.m. Pancake flipping contest.

  --10 a.m. Dramapalooza performance.

  --10 a.m. Kids tent opens.

  --10:30 a.m. Car show, petting zoo, belt sander races, and money scramble for kids.

  --11 a.m. Kids pedal tractor pull (sanctioned), Pet Palooza, big wheel races, and water ballon toss.

  --11:30 a.m. Rowan Lions walking taco, sloppy joe or hot dog lunch.

  --1 p.m. Story teller.

  --1:30 p.m. Texas style jam.

  Proceeds from Rowan Fun Day benefit The Rowan Historical Society, The Rowan Public Library Endowment and The Iowa River Players. In case of rain, all activities will take place inside the event center or in a tent. For more information contact Groom at 515-293-1657 or lennea.groom@gmail.com.