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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Sep 19, 2009

If you’re looking to do something this weekend, you’d better stay in Emmet County.

Pioneer Day, a yearly event that celebrates our ancestors’ heritage, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Peterson Point historic homestead east of Wallingford.

Enjoy living history reenactments by the Buffalo Ridge Renegades, wagon rides, a blacksmith forge, woodcarving, and music complete with a pump organ. Admission is just $2 and under 12 is free and food will be available.

The Estherville Fire Department will celebrate its 125th birthday Saturday starting with a parade at noon on Central Avenue. The department’s 1934 REO Speedwagon will lead the parade and will include both the Estherville and area fire departments.

Continuing the firemen’s celebration, barbeque with the Emmet County Cattlemen will be held starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. The barbeque is free to firefighters and a freewill donation will be accepted from the general public.

A dance will be held 8 p.m. Saturday at the Estherville Fire Department fire hall on South Fifth. If you miss those firemen’s dances of yesteryear, here’s you chance to attend one.

Sunday the second-annual Black Knights Car Club drags will be held at the Estherville Municipal Airport four miles east of Estherville on Highway 9. Admission is just $2 a person. A large attendance is predicted, so come early and bring your lawn chair.

So if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, just hang around. It’s bound to be a great time.