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.......................... i,, i:: !: :~ 'i ~'i !ii: "; ~ Cents Thursday July 25, 2013 The Official Newspaper of the City of Drayton and Drayton Public School Volume 33 - Number 26 e ) Saturday's Riverfest Parade was a good one with lots of entries and a good crowd on Main Street to view and enjoy the parade. This year's Judge's Choice, first place float entry was that of the Class of 2003. All of the class entries were pretty good, and all entries should be commended, but getting the guys to wear grass skirts went the extra mile, with this tropically themed float. I'm not sure who the two young ladies were at the left. They were busily scooping up parade candy when they spotted me and struck up a nice pose for the VNV Camera. Board Race 1. Kaeden 2. Savannah 3, Christopher Ring Toss 1. Kaeden 2. Savannah 3. Cleveland Slow Race 1. Christopher 2. Kylie 3, Brent Egg and Spoon Race 1. Brady 2. Christopher 3. Kaeden Tire Roll 1. Savannah 2. Leif 3. Charton Sorry, I was only privy to first names, but the kids will certainly know who they are. Mom and dad too. The Alumni Banquet was also held Friday evening and Big Dipper Karoke ended the night at the Zoo. Saturday began with the Riverfest parade and the Tom Landowski Memorial motorcycle ride. Cyclists made a run down Main, to begin their run, just prior to the start of the parade. After the parade, everything started to happen everywhere. Hard to keep up with from that point. We had Mud Volleyball on the north end of town. Man, it was pretty chilly for rolling in wet mud but they did it, and they did it well. There were inflatable games in the park as well as crafters and vendors both up town and in the park. My favorite vendor was the Mexican Munchies. Great food. There was a Bake Sale for the Missions at the Methodist Church, and free swimming at the pool, although it was pretty chilly for that too. Oh yes, and the Rib Off rib competition on main street. The evening gave us Supper at the Soddy, which was quite tasty, Maverick Lawn Mower races, Fireworks and the Video Street Dance. As usual, the Knights Continued On Page 3 SwimmingPool Update starting July 29th through August 2nd, there will be no Family Swim while swimming lessons are being taught. Night hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. for open swimming. Sausage of the Week This week let's talk about Kelly's ground sausages. His Hot Italian (don't confuse it with me), Sweet Italian (don't confuse it with me), or his regular ground sausage. His regular ground sausage is unseasoned and is especially useful for making your own favorite sausage. He has a variety of sausage seasoning kits and casings, hanging overhead in his meat section. I must admit, I've not yet tried his Hot Italian ground sausage. That's because I'm addicted to his Sweet Italian Continued On Page 3 Fire Department Called to American Crystal Riverfest came and went pretty quick this year. In spite of thepostponement of the annual catfishing tournament, the event still drew a large crowd, to which it offered a wide variety of everrts and t ntertainment. It got off to an early start, Thursday morning at 9 a.m. when author Lauraine Snelling hosted a writer's workshop at Hastings Landing Restaurant. The workshop drew a number of writers, some coming from great distances to pick up some tricks of the trade. The workshop ran until 4 p.m. Big Jim also held his frst annual golf tournament at the Drayton golf course. Eighteen four man teams had signed up for the event, with one dropping out. A total of about 100 persons, including the golfers, visited the clubhouse. Might have had something to do with the burgers, dogs and drinks that were being served there. The team of Jonathan Guss, Collin Schuster, Mike Berg and Jerad Schuster took of Ingeborg, one of her main characters in her Blessing books. There was a very large attendance, most people being from out of town. Way home the first place trophy, out of town. There were folks Th'e-'eventrai d $-2000 for- 4tom. Bo.s.ton, klahoma the golf course and Big Jim donated a $400 grill. Pretty generous I'd say. The evening ended with the annual Valley Cruiser Car Show. A large number of beaurtiful vintage and modern vehicles lined both sides of the street between Kellys and the bank, while the Booster Club served up snacks behind the bank. It made for a great social event with some spectacular viewing. Friday afternoon a Coffee with Ingeborg, hosted by Lauraine Snelling was held at the community center. Lauraine dressed in character, playing the part well as a number other far away places that I can't remember because I lost my notebook and am trying to do this from memory. The draw was amazing though, because many of the folks that came were not ex-Draytonnites and had never been here before. They just planned to be here, some from thousands of miles away. A Big Thanks to Lauraine for supporting our community and blessing us with Blessing. Around supper time kid's games began, hosted by the Zoo. A number of events were held. The winners were as follows: Valley Cruiser Car Show .... The Valley Cruiser Car Show is another Riverfest tradition. Held last Thursday evening, R attracted a gaggle of vintage and modem rebuilt, restored and remodeled vehicles from as far away as Winnipeg. Pictured above is Deanne Scharmer, right, with his 2007 Foose Mustang. In the middle is Keith Brown with his grandson Dylan. To their right (our left) is Keith's Saleen Mustang. Both cars started out as regular Ford Mustangs but were modified by famed designers Steve Saleen and Chris Foose and turned into super-cars. Not your basic Mustangs to say the least. The Drayton Fire Department was called to American Crystal Sugar Saturday evening, about the time I was eating my supper at the Soddy. A fire alarm had gone off at the factory and alerted the department. Following a quick response, the crews put on their smoke gear and entered the factory Upon close inspection ff was discovered the alarm had accidently triggered and there was no fire to be dealt with. Firemen are shown above preparing to pack up their gear and head back to the Riverfest activities. Attention Young Film Makers Are you a young folk and an aspiring Spielberg or Demille? Maybe you just like to experiment. If you're interested in making short movies for iPods, smart phones and the internet, the Dakota Heritage Institute has just the thing for interested local youth. The project involves interviewing and creating several short films using still photos and video clips. A modest paid internship is possible for a "producer" of a five member film crew. Selected films can be entered in a planned contest to be held at a later date. You only need the interest, the project will allow you to develop your skills. Initial training takes only a few hours which will be followed up with online training. Free to the students. All you need to do is be a student at the Drayton School. If you're interested call 701- 391-3738 or email lwanberg@ dakotaheritageinstitute. com. You may also contact the Valley News and Views. Coffee With Ingeborg One of the events this Riverfest weekend was a "Coffee with Ingeborg", hosted by author Lauraine Snelling. Ingeborg is one of Lauraine's main characters in her Blessing novels. Coffee was served with seven different types of cookies, a Scandinavian tradition. That's Inge pictured above, known to many as Erika Akers, granddaughter of Ron and Marlys Boll, displaying a fine tray of the tasty morsels.. Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. -John Adams I