Faith Briefs from area churches.
Faith briefs from area churches
The Hubbard County Fair — the five greatest days of summer — features a variety of entertainment at the grandstand arena, 4-H exhibits in the animal barns and a midway filled with games and carnival rides. The 2018 fair, organized by the Shell Prairie Agriculture Association, will be held July 11-15 in Park Rapids.
After an early morning downpour, the skies cleared for a humid, but sunny Fourth of July. In the land of 10,000 lakes, it's only natural to celebrate the Fourth of July with a boat. Several area lakes hosted flotillas Wednesday morning, their watercraft adorned in red, white and blue.
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Spectators have a host of patriotic festivities to choose from this Fourth of July — from a parade and flotillas to music and fireworks. Firecracker Foot Race The 40th annual 5K run/walk begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4 at Heartland Park. Pre-register at www.pickleevents.com or at Heartland Park on July 3 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The fee is $30. Registration the day of the race will be from 6:30 to 8:15 a.m. and the cost will be $35. The race is a fundraiser for the Park Rapids cross-country and track and field teams.
The Mantrap Valley Conservation Club (MVCC) will sponsor the first of its summer family fun nights at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15. These events are aimed at enriching the conservation experience of the community. "In an effort to serve our mission and reach out to younger members of the community, the MVCC is pleased to provide this opportunity," said MVCC President Russ Olson.
The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association celebrates summer at 2nd Street Stage events Thursday evenings from June 14 through Aug. 16. The 10 free concerts will run from 6 to 8 p.m. (7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9) with bands, a beer garden, cornhole tournaments and family activities on the second block of South Main. Bring your own lawn chair.
On Tuesday, June 19, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith's (D-Minn.) Constituent Services staff will be at Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership in Park Rapids as part of the Senator's statewide "Constituent Services Tour." The tour is designed to inform Minnesotans about how Sen. Smith can go to bat for them when they need help working with a federal agency.