Herald Journal, Aug. 15, 2005
Locals to hit the airwaves at McLeod Fair
By Lynda Jensen
Several prominent Winsted and Lester Prairie people are once again scheduled to hit the radio airwaves during “Community Day,” Friday Aug. 19 at the McLeod County Fair in Hutchinson.
The radio interviews are one of many events at the fair, which features several other attractions, Friday through Tuesday, Aug. 19 to 23.
Both Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted and Lester Prairie school districts will be pressing their respective fall/winter referendums, with Lester Prairie School District scheduled at about 1 p.m., and HLWW Supt. George Ladd scheduled between 2 to 3 p.m. on KDUZ radio 1260 AM.
Lester Prairie Supt. Joe Miller and Bob Carlson, who is both on the school board and the police chief for Lester Prairie, are expected to outline the benefits of a proposed school activity center.
Carlson noted that the building is a little more than $2 million, which is a fraction of anything on other ballots but that the amount of commerce it would generate would be more than worth it. It would be an irresistible attraction into Lester Prairie, he added.
Ladd is expected to speak on the new school proposed in Victor Township, and the long-term benefits of ground source heating.
Last year, several notable local people were featured, including Winsted Mayor Don Guggemos, and Winsted City Administrator Brent Mareck; both of whom are set to return to promote the city.
The City of Lester Prairie will also have representatives to promote the town as well.
In addition, Becky Dammann of Lester Prairie is expected to take part in fair activities as one of three McLeod County dairy princesses, all three of which were chosen as finalists in the state dairy princess coronation.
Dammann is excited about the activities, as is her family.
The three princesses will have to cut short their fair activities in order to leave for the state fair Monday, Aug. 22, said her mother, Mary Joe.
Other fair attractions
The fair features the usual exhibits, food, midway rides, clowns and jugglers as well as many other events.
Friday features a fair draft horse halter show, the Crow River Wheelers Moto Cross, and fireworks.
Saturday is kids’ day, sponsored by Cash Wise. It will feature the Skyhawks R/C Air Show, Al Feser, chainsaw artist, and the Phoenix Drumline.
Sunday will feature local favorite Wally Pikal.
Monday is senior citizens’ day, sponsored by the Hutchinson Medical Center. It will also feature Bill the Juggler. At 2 p.m., there will be a good old days threshing event.
Tuesday is slated as education day, sponsored by the Hutchinson Theater Company
There will also be a pedal pull, demo derby, and many other events Tuesday, to finish the fair.