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T is for...Fountain Trail Days


Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

I attended my first-ever Trail Days in Fountain on Saturday, June 12. Seeing as the founders of such a fine community event probably thought long and hard about their festival's name before officially creating it, I've decided that the only way to truly describe Trail Days is by using its name.

T is for Tractor Pull. In addition to being the first Trail Days I have attended, June 12 also marked the first real tractor pull I have witnessed. Twenty seven tractors completed the pull, which involved hauling a 33,000-pound truck as far as possible across a lot. Many of the tractors did remarkably well, managing to pull their huge load most of the way across the lot. Tractors were divided into classes by weight and by their use, either sportsman's or farmstock. Several of the tractors' front ends actually raised into the air as they reached the end of their hauls. Despite the weather, the tractor pull was a very interesting way to begin Trail Days.

R is for rain. Though the weather cleared up before the parade, many of the morning activities were marked by the cold and wet. This, however, could not stop many locals and visitors from turning out to participate in the tractor pull, the dunk tank, and or the various food booths and fundraisers occurring downtown.

A is for athletes. The rain could not stop seven teams of fearless volleyball players from descending on the sand volleyball pits at the Fountain City Park. The teams played every other team before being ranked for a double elimination tournament. The playing threatened to drag on through the rain, but the players were not daunted: according to Robin Scheu, one of the volleyball players, "It's a great day for playing volleyball!"

I is for ice cream and food. Many Trail Days attendees were spotted with cones from the Village Square restaurant, while others sipped root beer floats from a booth supporting Relay for Life. The Pork Producers also had a trailer, where they sold pork burgers and pop. The variety of food available ensured that no Trail Days visitor left hungry.

L is for locals. Without local participation and support, community events such as Trail Days would not be possible. A great example of this was the number of fire engines and ambulances from Fountain and surrounding communities participating in the parade...I counted at least two ambulances and seven fire trucks hailing from Fountain, Chatfield, Preston, and Lanesboro.

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T is for...Fountain Trail Days

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

I attended my first-ever Trail Days in Fountain on Saturday, June 12. Seeing as the founders of such a fine community event probably thought long and hard about their festival's name before officially creating it, I've decided that the only way to t ..... 
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2010 Miss Harmony Pageant

Fri, Jun 18th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

2010 marks the 11th annual Miss Harmony Scholarship Pageant, and seven Fillmore Central Seniors are contending for this year's title. Miss Harmony's court includes a 1st attendant, 2nd attendant and Miss Congeniality. The first three are chosen by a ..... 
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Laura MacKenzie with Gary Rue perform at St. Mane Theatre

Thu, Jun 17th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro welcomes Laura MacKenzie back to town for a concert on Saturday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. at the historic St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. MacKenzie, along with Gary Rue, will perform the music of Ireland, Scotland, England, France and North ..... 
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A WHOLE NEW CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT THE TASTE OF MINNESOTA

Wed, Jun 16th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

ST. PAUL, Minn. (June 16, 2010) - The grills will be sizzling, the sun will be scorching and chefs will be serving up a storm at the Taste of Minnesota this year. Taste will feature nearly 50 restaurants and food vendors offering a huge selection of ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents Enchanted April

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company presents the heartwarming drama, Enchanted April, June 26th through October 23rd with special $15 tickets available for previews June 18th to June 25th. Call the box office at 800-657-7025 or visit Commonweal Theatre o ..... 
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Town and Country Club House Tour

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
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Three Rushford residences and two Peterson Bed and Breakfast Inns will be featured on a June 27th house tour sponsored by Rushford's Town and Country Club. The Sunday afternoon tours will be conducted from 1 to 4 p.m. A $10 ticket allows entry to al ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents free Fillmore/Houston County night

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
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The Commonweal Theatre offers free admission to all residents and employees within Fillmore and Houston County on Thursday, June 24th, at 7:30 pm for Enchanted April, the heartwarming story of four women in search of love and adventure. Call the box ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band concert

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Brass Band invites everyone to come on down to the Chatfield City Park as they go "South of the Border" during their second concert in the park on Thursday, June 17th, at 7:30 p.m. Program selections include: South of the Rio, Jamaican ..... 
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