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Laura Days in Burr Oak


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

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum is pleased to announce the candidates for this year's Little Miss Laura contest. They are alphabetically, Rose Gullekson of Decorah, daughter of Justin Gullekson; Katelyn Leiran of Waterville, daughter of Steve and Nancy Leiran; Rylea Nagel of Waukon, daughter of Craig and Shawn Nagel and Emma Rolfs of Decorah, daughter of Charlie and Amy Rolfs. The girls each submitted an essay about Laura for the judges to review, developed a costume and at Laura Days on Saturday morning, June 26, will go before the judges to answer questions. The new Little Miss Laura and Alternate Little Miss Laura will be announced Saturday afternoon following the pie auction around 2:00 p.m.

There are many fun Laura Day activities on Saturday morning. They include the Wilder 5K run at 8:00 a.m. (see lauraingallswilder.us for pre-registration form), the children's Pedal Powered Tractor Pull at 10 a.m., and at 10:30 a.m. the All Ages Checkers Tournament and Spelling Bees will start.

Author Mary Jeffries will act as the school marm and conduct the selling bees. After each session she'll have for sale copies of her "Little House Social Studies Curriculum." This guide utilizes Laura's books to bring 19th century America into the classroom and is a wonderful home schooling reference as well.

The "Treasured Stories" parade begins at noon with entries from around the area. Entries can still register by emailing, adrian@firstlutherandecorah.org and sharing the type of entry you have.

At 1:00 p.m., you'll enjoy the humor and treasured stories of author and illustrator, Cheryl Harness. She has illustrated various publications about Laura. Recently Cheryl released the Laura Ingalls Wilder Coloring Book. Another of her books called, "GRAB HOLD of the PAST, How Understanding the PAST Adds Sparkle and Depth to Your Life in the Present, Can Enrich your FUTURE and Very Possibly SAVE the WORLD!" offers powerful and humorous insights into how we can be citizens with vision and purpose.

Following Cheryl's presentation and as a prelude to the announcement of the 2010 Little Miss Laura and Alternate, 12 tasty pies will be available for bid at the pie auction. The afternoon activities will be capped with craft and pioneer demonstrations with some hands on opportunities, children's games, and the enticing music of Done Doin' Laundry.

Sunday you are invited to join together with the Burr Oak community in holding an ecum .....
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Harmony in the Park Summer concert series

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

The Harmony Park Board will be kicking off their 9th annual Summer Concert Series - "Harmony in the Park" - on Wednesday, June 23. Folk/country musician Charlie Warner will begin playing at 7:00 PM at the Selvig Park Gazebo. As an added attraction f ..... 
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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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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
Posted in Arts & Culture

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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