The first “Thursdays in Pella” event of the summer will take place Thursday evening. “Saluting Pella’s Families” is the theme for the event, which is sponsored by Families First of Pella. Attractions for the first event of the summer include the Bicycle Rodeo, Blu Track races and musical entertainment on the Tulip Toren stage; which includes the Pella Community Children’s choir, Basement Beat trash can band and the Pella City Band making its summer debut. The KNIA/KRLS Little Big Red Radio will also be there playing music and making announcements. Thursdays in Pella runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Pella’s downtown square.