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Letter: Many deserve credit for Fourth of July event’s success

By the Nobles County Historical Society and Prairie Reapers Power Reunion The Fourth of July celebration at Pioneer Village was once again a great success thanks to those volunteers who donated their time and talents to that end. Each year the No...

By the Nobles County Historical Society and Prairie Reapers Power Reunion

The Fourth of July celebration at Pioneer Village was once again a great success thanks to those volunteers who donated their time and talents to that end. Each year the Nobles County Historical Society and Prairie Reapers Power Reunion join forces to host this old-fashioned celebration, which this year included in part a tractor show, “Letters of a German American Farmer,” demonstrations, the melodrama, both kiddie and classic tractor pulls, music and food.  New this year were a swap meet and flea market, a musical jam session and a gardening demonstration.  

Nobles County Historical Society thanks those who attended the event and these people for their special contributions to the day: Gary Brandt, Ken Zylstra, Ellie Zylstra, Jim Krapf, Mary Jane Mardeson, John Widboom, Lorna Kruse, Tom Tracy, Joe Von Holtum, Mark Johnson, Berta Van Holland, Early Risers Kiwanis, Ruth McCready, Diane Murray, Mary Brandt, Steve Nelson, Jerry and Jim DeKam, Barb Atchison, John Dammer, St. John’s Lutheran Church Choir of Okabena and the melodrama cast consisting of Tyler Scholtes, Camila Wede, Abby Wede, Alex Scholtes, Matt DeSmith, Braden DeSmith, Eloa Cook, Amanda Cook and Sarah DeSmith.   Thanks also go to Paul McCarvel, Rune’s Furniture, W-2 Meats, Hy-Vee, Fareway, Casey’s and vendors.

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Prairie Reapers Power Reunion (PRPR) thanks their board for setting things up and those who helped in any way. The members and the people who bring things make the show a success year after year. PRPR also thanks C and B Operations, Hy-Vee and TSC.  

For both organizations, the volunteers who do the work and the businesses which make contributions together with those who attend make their events successful. As they plan for future events such as the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, these two organizations rely on those volunteers and invite others to join them.  

 

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