MARILYN HAGERTY: The Fourth in the Forks
With a firm belief that not everybody goes to the lakes on Fourth of July, the Sertoma Club once again steps forward to help sponsor the frivolity. And scattered around the Grand Forks area this morning are children eating Cheerios. When they fin...
With a firm belief that not everybody goes to the lakes on Fourth of July, the Sertoma Club once again steps forward to help sponsor the frivolity.
And scattered around the Grand Forks area this morning are children eating Cheerios. When they finish, they will be gearing up for the Patriotic Kids Parade that begins at 1 p.m.
Judging is at noon near the Chamber of Commerce.
From then on through the day, it’s one thing after another at the city center downtown and on the Greenway.
It will be 10:30 p.m. before the fireworks show begins downtown.
Thoughts on the Fourth of July: Wonder where they get the watermelons for the feed at 3 p.m. Certainly none have ripened yet around here. … Dogs don’t much like the Fourth of July. … The Sorlie Bridge is a great place for watching the fireworks. … Might as well take a little time after the big shoot-off ends because traffic is heavy when everyone heads home.
I wonder where Ernie the Angler is spending the Fourth of July. … I hope he takes a kid fishing. … Tuesday evening concerts in the garden of North Dakota Museum on the UND campus are among the joys of summer.
On Saturday mornings I wonder what will show up at the Farmer’s Market downtown. … This week, there may be new potatoes from the Forest River Hutterite gardens. … There’s something different everySaturday morning. … Usually you can count on baked goods from Maggie’s Bakery at Karlstad, Minn., as well as from Fargo and right here in Grand Forks. … As well as homemade lefse that Charlotte Landsem brings in from Edmore, N.D. … And this year she has branched out to doughnuts.
Getting out and about is what summer is all about in the north land. And there’s a display of Northwest Minnesota history available free of charge through July in the Polk County Museum in Crookston.
On some days of summer 2014, you wonder whether children of the digital age play marbles. But I guess they do. It has been a long time since I have seen a bag of marbles in Grand Forks. A story in the Wall Street Journal tells about the 91-year-old National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. There are some pockets of the country where youngsters still carry bags of marbles.
Dave and Connie
Cheerful people of the week: Dave Bowen and Connie Nelson of Hallock, Minn.
Reach Marilyn Hagerty at email@example.com or by telephone at (701) 772-1055 .