Howard Lake Herald, June 15, 1998

Waverly hosts Volkssports Club's march honoring Humphrey

Waverly was host June 7 for the Central Minnesota Volkssports Club's first walk in a series of events honoring Minnesota's historically significant people.

"We were excited about starting with the Hubert H. Humphrey Volksmarch because the people of Waverly have already shown us the small town friendliness and happiness for which Minnesota and especially the 39th vice president of the United States have become so well known," said club member Lois Head.

The walk allowed volksmarchers the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing walk around the peaceful lake and the beautiful small town that the Humphrey family called home for many years.

Although the Humphrey Museum building in Waverly was destroyed in a fire last year, the village hall, the elementary school, and St. Mary's Catholic Church provided architecturally interesting interim destinations along the route of the volksmarch.

Next year, the club will travel the roads to Little Falls, Minn. where the walk series will continue in the hometown of Charles Lindbergh.


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