ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
TOP TO BOTTOM:
— Uncle Sam (Dale Honeck) offers a patriotic sticker to Jona Baltzer.
— Councilor Len Coryea grills hot dogs with assistance from Willis and Marilyn Ensz.
— Children line up for the start of a sack race. Sisters Jodi Stutzman and Jaime Warkentin organized several games for the children, and, to kick off the evening, sang the national anthem.
— Jonah Kliewer directs a men’s chorus in patriotic song. The Schniggle-fritz Band and Bob & the Boys also performed.
— Decked out in red, white and blue, “The Dalke Grandchildren” were named the winning entry in the children’s parade.
— Abe Lincoln (State Rep. Don Dahl) re-delivered his famous Gettysburg address. Mayor Delores Dalke spoke on the Declaration of Independence.