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Thursday July 18, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton 75 Cents and Drayton Public School Volume 33 - Number 26 Welcome Home Draytonites, OOPS! Swimming Lessons to Begin July 29th/August 5th Alumni and Friends Levels l-Vand Tiny Tots Have a Great Riverfest and Show Us Your Pics Kind of messed up last week, getting distracted and changing subjects in the middle of an article. Forgot the tots and gave you all a wrong price. Here we go again. Swimming lessons at the Drayton pool are scheduled to begin Monday, July 29th for level I-V swimmers. Levels I-V lessons will run from July 29th to August 9th. Each lesson will last approximately 1/2 hour and the cost for the course is $30. Swimming lessons for Tiny Tots will begin August 5th and run through August 9th. Each lesson is approximately 1/2 hour and the cost is $20.00. Class sizes are limited so call as soon as possible to sign your child up. 701-454- 6231. A reminder to parents, please check the Lost and Found at the pool. Also in celebration of Riverfest, free swimming for. all from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m on Saturday, July 20th. Sausage of the Week This week Kelly has gone whole hog, for the grand Riverfest celebration. He knows that sausage lovers from all around the United States will be flocking to Drayton for the event. This week Grandpa's Old Time Garlic Sausage comes recommended as the sausge of choice for those early morning breakfasts. Kelly's Drayton Polish with Cheddar is recommended for the evening grillmeisters. Of course if neither appeal to you, you still have at least six other sausages to choose Continued On Page 3 WDAZ Gets It's News From Valley New and Views? Yup, some people like to come to the Drayton Riveffest celebration just to roll in the mud. Well after all, it is Riveffest weeknd and time to have a little fun, right? Whether you enjoy rolling in the mud, a good meal and/or all things in between it should prove to be a pretty relaxing and enjoyable weekend for the locals, expatriates and alumni, friends and any aliens that might be hiding out in the crowd. Glad you could make it and if you who are reading this are not planning on attending..., why not. You probably haven't had this much fun since you were a little kid. It's a grand social gathering with a number of fun, interesting or tasty events to keep everyone occupied and visiting. This year we'd like to encourage you to share your Riverfest memories with us in the form of pictures, or if you'd like to write something, that's great too. You can post them real time on our Facebook page at www.faceboolcom/valleynv or email something to us after you recover. It's hard to cover all the ground and visit with absolutely everyone, so give us a hand. Put on your cub reporter hats and find something fun to report. Annual Bowesmont Church Service and Picnic Held Sunday The annual service in the musical number, "Just a "Little Brown Church" in the Closer Walk with Thee," on valley at Bowesmont was his trombone. held on Sunday, July 14 at Many people comment 11:30 a.m. Over 50 people on the absolutely beautiful attended and came from stained glass windows on many different areas to both the large east and west renew old friendships, sides of the church. One The program was person said it was worth conducted by Gayle coming miles just to sit and McConnell and guest admire them. mifiistOr ' was- Reverand Next year our servicewill Leroy Aufenkamp. Richard be held on July 13, and the McConnell presented a picnic immediately after. The "Uttle Brown Church" in Bowesmont was once again the site of this year's annual church service. In additon to the service a picnic is always held following the service. A drive up to Bowesmont on Monday revealed that the planners made it possible to take an imaginary tour of old Bowesmont by placing signs representing past businesses and homes located in the community Some might be surprised to know that at one time, Bowesmont had a depot, a hotel, a drug store, a car dealer, a number of auto shops, stores, a lumber yard and more. You might take a ride up there this week and still be able to catch the layout. Uke many of the small towns around the area, Bowesmont was also a baseball town. The old ball field, pictured below, is now a "field of dreams," located on the north end of town. Following the service we - went out to Mike and Judy Stellon's farm for a catered dinner. We had over 70 people attend. As usual, the ladies contributed delicious desserts to enjoy. We thank the Stellons for the use of their comfortable air conditioned building. The young fellow pictured above is an intern reporter for WDAZ Television. He was in Drayton Bowesmont Preservation_. last week to get the scoop on the postponement of the Catfish Derby, which will now be held Inc., welcomes everyone t#ugust 24th; He interviewed your's tru. i'll be.signing autographs during Riverfest. Anyway as come in 2014. part of the deal I insisted that he have his picture taken reading the Valley News and Views, or the interview was off. He gave me his name, I didn't write it down as I figured I would be able to get it from their website. I know he grew up in the Grand Forks area, enjoys production and was working in New York prior to coming to WDAZ for his internship. He will be returning to New York upon completion of his work there. A fine lad he was. July 18-22. 2013 THURSDAY 8:30 - 5:00 900 - 4.00 10:30 6.00 -- 8.00 FREDAY 8:50 - 5:00 1.00 6.0O 6:30 9:00-- 1:OO SATURDAV !o.0o 1o:3o '11oo After parade Aftor parade 12:00 -- 3:00 12:00 -- 4.00 1200 -- 4.00 10 - 3:30 4"00 - 7.00 After Land, Ride S50 530 - 700 6.00 lkOO - 12=O0 g.00-1: Dush SUNDAY 1:O0 4.00 MONDAY 5:00- 7.30 7.0O 16th Annual Schedule of Events $1clewalh Sale at Drayton Drug Wrflrs Worbshop by Lauralne Snelling * Big llms Ist Annual Golf Tournament 4-on ,/e Valley Cruisers Car Show -Con$ by Dray  Ci !04 E Hwy 66 Hastings Landing Dining Go/f Club Downtown Sidewall hie at Drayton Drug Coffee with Ingeborg * fea I/ve Norwean musk A goodle$ Kids Games btlr.oinxwnblfrhotdo&mor Alumni Assndation annual banquet . due: Big Dipper Kuraohe 104 E Hwy 66 HG/Memorial Hall South side of The Zoo Too Hastings Landing Dining The Zoo Too Parade Une-up Schumacher Parb Tom Landowsld Memorial Ride  re/on -- $20 The Zoo Too Motoccydet will molte :run down Muln Jreet beflme the lamWde -- don't mk$1l Grand Parade Bahe sale for Missions Mud Vollball nces#on Concessions by Drayton Booster Club Inflatable Games by Drayton Bst Yub Craft and vendor booths Free Swimming Blessing Museum open Ribs and Fixings, Sileat Auction continues RilPoff & side competition (contact Chamber to enter) Supper at the  with Live Musid Free wIll offering Mamn'Ich Lawn Mower Races  abr--nmn Video Street Dance provldm by a buinss Big Dipper Kraohe Fireworbs Exkravaganza Main Street (from north to south) United Methodist Church Near Golf Club eatranco Schumacher Parb Schumacher Parh khumucher Parb & Downtown Swimming Pool Blessing Square (Aim Ave) The Lounge Main Street, downtown Blessing Square (#., HCdAmH) EUawat ConstcUon (kh of town) Downtown The Zoo Too Downtown Horseshoe Tournament Food The Lounge The Lounge Flremen's Burger Night $7- $2o Axnd, Ox Cart Trails Historical fodety annual meeting Fire Hall Tisdale Manor Food Vendors wlll be set up downtown, In the park, and at the volleyball tournament For lnformat/bn, calI Rob Boll at 454-6103 or email chambe/ * please pre-register for workshop and coffee events by contacting the above Fireworks provided by Drayton Knights Inc. and expertly orchestrated by Drayton Volunteer Firefighters [