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'Summers at the Beach' theme for 2010 Turtle Fest

A beach theme has been selected for the 2010 Turtle Fest, which will span two weekends, June 18 to June 27.

'Summers at the Beach' will be the theme for the 2010 Perham Turtle Fest.

The theme was selected by the Turtle Fest Committee in January.

The beach party theme is being promoted for parade entries and other aspects of the celebration-which is being billed this year as a week-long festival.

The logo for the 2010 festival, created by Greenspire Graphics, has been selected.

Action starts June 18, in neighboring Ottertail, with the two-day Smokin' Iron Truck and Tractor Pull.

The Turtle Fest Road Race run is June 19.

Clues for the Turtle Fest medallion hunt will be revealed Monday, June 21, and the hunt is on all week, all four days.

Two marching bands booked for parade

The grand parade will be at 7 p.m., Friday night, featuring the New York Mills High School and Fergus Falls High School marching bands, and dozens of other delightful entries.

A concert and dance will follow the June 25 Grand Parade, at the classic, rustic and historic "Grandview Heights Ballroom," with its famous "suspended" wood dance floor. The dance and concert, north of Perham one mile at the Pioneer Village, will start immediately after the parade.

During the day Saturday, the local Dreams for Kids/Make-A-Wish Foundation group will be hosting a downtown cook-out.

Lions Demo Derby set

One of the premiere crash and bang events in the region, the popular Perham Lions Demolition Derby, has moved to a late afternoon time slot, at 5 p.m.--located at the East Otter Tail Fairgrounds, near downtown Perham.

Fishing tourney new for 2010

A fishing contest will be added to the Turtle Fest line-up for 2010.

The tourney will be open to 100 boats, explained Craig Swanson, Perham Sportsman's Club. Fifty boats will fish Little Pine, and 50 will fish Big Pine the first day of the tourney, June 25. Then, the 50 boats will switch lakes on the second day of the tournament.

Details will be firmed up as the Sportsman's Club continues planning.

"Fast Times" Turtle Fest paper to be printed

Many of the details of the 2010 Turtle Fest will be printed in the annual "Fast Times" Turtle Fest publication.

The tabloid is expected to be available at the Perham Trade Show, Feb. 20-21.