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Hats off to Harvest Fest Fun

This year, for the first time, I was involved in a small way with organizing a part of the community Harvest Fest celebration. My task was to be the contact person for those who wished to secure a space at the flea market held at Blossoms Birds a...

This year, for the first time, I was involved in a small way with organizing a part of the community Harvest Fest celebration.

My task was to be the contact person for those who wished to secure a space at the flea market held at Blossoms Birds and Beyond. And once again, my love and appreciation for participating in a small town activity was rewarded.

 The people of Perham came together to create a fun and exciting day for fellow residents and visitors alike. My former boss, Dennis Drummond, always reminded us that it takes a village to raise a child. This past weekend, it became clear to me that it takes an entire village to produce a community celebration-complete with a huge dose of communication, enthusiasm, and a willingness to work together.

Now that the fun and planning and organizing is over for another year, I for one, want to say hearty thank you to the folks that I came in contact with during this event.

For my task, I had the privilege of working with Laura Bjerke from Goose Gang, a tireless and enthusiastic chair of the Harvest Fest; Emily Rutten, a wonderful and imaginative cheerleader for Perham in her role as Assistant Director of the Chamber of Commerce; David Howey, our local voice on the radio, who willingly did an impromptu radio spot to help advertise the flea market; and to Nick and Jodie Theroux who provided free space at their greenhouse to host the flea market. And thank you to all the retailers who met weekly to keep the celebration on track.

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Finally, a special thank you to you to Len Johnson and his fine group of volunteers who drive the Perham Express, as they shuttle our visitors around the community to enjoy the sights and sounds or our great town.

It does take a village to raise a celebration.

 

-Kitty A. Krueger, Perham    

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