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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | May 27, 2008

Estherville businesses hit a home run again Thursday with Chuck Wagon Day, an event created to thank the public for their patronage.

Hot dogs and toppings of all sorts were available, along with a number of other interesting treats. It didn’t take more than a glance down Main Street to see how much the event attracted people to downtown.

Folks have a lot to look forward to in Emmet County for the rest of the summer as well. In June, there’s the Relay for Life and Meteorite Night in Estherville, Danish Days in Ringsted, and the rendezvous at Tuttle Lake.

In July, there’s the Fourth of July parade in Armstrong, the flight breakfast in Estherville, and the Emmet County Fair.

In August, there’s Sweet Corn Days in Estherville.

With $4 gas on the horizon, we all are thinking of ways to save money. While most folks will probably still take a vacation, undoubtedly a lot of us will cut back on weekend shopping trips.

So why not enjoy your own backyard. Enjoy the great events that are happening every weekend, and show your thanks to the businesses that are putting them on by shopping locally. The money you spend locally comes back to you in one way or another, whether it’s through sales tax dollars or a better economy in general.

So enjoy the summer, and don’t forget all the great things that are happening right here at home.