Attendance at this year’s Smelt Fry Saturday, May 4, put on by the South Haven Fire Department, tied last year’s record of 651. (Actually, this year’s attendance was one away from the record, only 650; but that’s close enough!)The serving line with a long line winding behind them. In second photo, the guys batter, bread and fry the smelt. The fish was snatched up and eaten as quickly as they could get it on the table. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.
Competition was fierce, as Meeker County 4-H’ers gathered to participate in the annual 4-H Food Review and Demonstration Day. The event was held on Saturday morning, April 6, at the Family Services Center in Litchfield. In all, we had 18 food review exhibits and 14 demonstrators. Everyone did an amazing job! Congratulations on your achievements!
The purpose of Food Review is to give members a chance to explore the Foods project. 4-H’ers set up a display showing a favorite food and questions are asked about food preparation and nutrition in an interview setting.
The Fair Haven Lions celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday evening, April 27, at Generations Ballroom. Members of clubs from Kimball, Cold Spring, Annandale, Clearwater, Rockville, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sandstone, and Princeton came to honor the Fair Haven club.
Originally chartered Jan. 30, 1963, as the Kimball Lions, and sponsored by the Rockford Lions, the club included all of Maine Prairie Township and the City of Kimball. Doc Alden was the charter president. They started with 31 new members and two transfer members. (What else was happening in 1963? That was the year that President Kennedy was assassinated, zip codes were introduced, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his first “I Believe” speech, the first Bond movie premiered, and Beatle-mania arrived in the United States.)