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Editorial: Let's all celebrate International Festival

Worthington’s Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival has continued to grow over the years, and the community’s recent hosting of the national windsurfing championships — for the third time — show the annual event is well thought of locally, nationally and even internationally.

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King Turkey Day is no slouch when it comes to yearly festivals, too. Worthington will celebrate this event for the 75th time when September rolls around, and all signs are pointing to a party of sizable proportions.

Worthington, of course, has a third annual festival, and it’s happening this weekend. The International Festival will be taking place for the 21st time, and organizers are promising something for everyone on the lawn of the Nobles County Government Center.

Music and food have always been highlights of International Festival, and its talent contest — which has now evolved into a talent showcase — is also popular. This year, though, there are a couple of new interesting features. Wing Young Huie, a well-known photographer, will be presenting an exhibit he has coordinated with the help of the Nobles County Integration Collaborative. Also, the “Letters of a German Immigrant Farmer” presentations and workshops should offer those interested plenty of opportunities to reflect on the immigration experience — which certainly is a popular topic of conversation these days.

We hope this year’s International Festival is well attended and well received.