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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Jun 19, 2009

If you want to have a great time with some great folks, just hang around Emmet County this weekend.

Ringsted’s annual Danish Days Festival will be held today through Sunday and Tuttle Lake Day will be held Saturday.

Even if you’re Norwegian or Swede, you’ll enjoy Danish Days that kicks off 5:30 tonight with an appreciation meal hosted by Emmet County State Bank. An ice cream social and pie and “sensational sweets” auction will be held at 6 p.m. with the crowning of the 2009 Little Miss Mermaid by the reigning Miss Mermaid, Kate Anderson.

Kicking off Saturday events, the first-ever Danish Days 5K fun run and one-mile fun run/walk will start at 8 a.m. Contact Brooke Nelsen at 712-866-2117 for information.

Art in the Park starts at 11 a.m. with an impromptu art show in the Railroad Park shelter house. All types of art are welcomed for display, including quilts, photographs, handcrafts, woodworking and others.

Vendors will display their wares in Railroad Park at no charge. Call Nielsen Photography at 712-866-1151 or Gayle Petersen at 712-866-1326 for information.

The Emmet County Farm Bureau cookoff will be held in Railroad Park. Call Jim Boyer at 712-866-1361 for information.

In honor of Ringsted’s 110th birthday, at 1:10 p.m. 110 hotdogs will be served in Railroad Park.

The antics of Ole, Lena, Sven, and Helga and their friends will be featured at the “Norwegian High School Musical” 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ringsted American Legion. Call 712-866-1711 for information.

Danish Days concludes with ecumenical church services in Railroad Park Sunday.

The Okamanpedan Development Association will hold the fourth annual Tuttle Lake Day Saturday.

Chainsaw artist Duane Nelson of Jackson, Minn., will design four items which will be auctioned during the day.

The annual duck race will also be held with participants entered on purchase of a meal. Prizes will be awarded for the winning ducks.

New style T-shirts, sweat shirts, and caps will be offered during the day and children’s activities will again be held. Other events are the auction and raffle.

Profits go toward improving Tuttle Lake and Lake Okamanpedan State Park. Progress has already been made on the park and work has started on assessing the lake’s water quality.

So have fun in Emmet County this weekend!