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Otter Dazzle pageant, parade planning in full swing for holidays

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Kicking off the holiday season in Ottertail will be the annual Otter Dazzle pageant for boys and girls ages 4 - 9.

Judging this year's competition will be area young adult pageant winners. At a Nov. 11 meeting, pageant organizer Kathy Wagenman reported that both Miss Henning and Miss Battle Lake had been confirmed as judges for the event. Other local royalty may also join the judging panel.

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This year's pageant is scheduled for Nov. 22 at Thumper Pond Club House. The judging will start at 1 p.m., with the pageant at 2:30.

For registration information, contact Kathy Wagenman at 218-367-3092.

Otter Dazzle Dec. 6

Planners are also gearing up for the city's Otter Dazzle parade and other community festivities. The Dec. 6 event will start with the Lions pancake feed, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the community center.

Other special events include turkey bowling, sleigh rides, a dazzle walk, and free pictures with Santa Claus. A "dazzler hunt" is also planned, with clues given at the community center. The winner will receive $200 in Otter Bucks.

Line-up for the parade is at 4:30 p.m., beside Eckhoff's Village Inn. The parade will start at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks will light the winter skies after the parade.

Help out your neighbors

Another way to spread the holiday cheer is through helping others in the community. A community food, hat, and mitten drive is planned from Nov. 22 through Dec. 12.

All items may be dropped off at the Ottertail Home Center in downtown Ottertail.

As a part of the Otter Dazzle events on Dec. 6, there will be a spaghetti feed at 6 p.m. at the community center. The meal is a free will donation, with donations going to community families to help them with the holidays.

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