Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
What a strange spring this has been. First it's too warm, then too cold; too dry, then too wet. Of course, after the bitter winter we had, maybe a weird spring is to be expected. One can only speculate what kind of summer we'll have, and whether it will snow again before it's really summer. (It could happen, you know.)
The minds of many are already in summer, whether it's planning summer vacations or summer festivals. It may be a Minnesota thing, trying hard to squeeze every single warm moment of spring-summer-fall because we have such a long, cold winter to endure.
The city of Kimball is already busy planning this year's Kimball Days, all the way in August (but just 12 weeks away). Much of this year's festival will stay the same as last year. But there's one thing that seems to cause the most controversy: fireworks.
Apparently, the insurance required to cover fireworks costs far more than the actual pyrotechnics. Donors may be happy to pay for actual fireworks, but who wants to pay for insurance?
Well, the city office is gathering information on just how much it would cost to have a fireworks display on Friday night during Kimball Days. Then they'll know how much money they need donated to pay to bring back fireworks this year.
Meanwhile, if you feel passionate one way or the other, please call the city office and let them know. They are ready to accept donations from individuals and businesses for fireworks, or any other part of Kimball Days.
Is it starting to feel like summer yet?