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Join in the celebration

Fairmont’s summer festival — Interlaken Heritage Days — is marking a milestone today: 30 years of fun in the sun.

Today’s events include the Borderline Cruisers car show in downtown Fairmont, as well as activities at Heritage Acres from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade begins at 5 p.m. downtown, with the street dance to follow.

Things shift to Gomsrud Park from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

We encourage area residents to get out and join in the celebration.

Kudos to Kiwanis club

One of the nicest events on Fairmont’s calendar every year is the Kiwanis Early Risers’ annual Kids Fishing Tournament. It took place last weekend at Gomsrud Park. About 60 children attended, accompanied by their parents and grandparents.

The tournament awards prizes for biggest and smallest fish caught, most caught and casting ability. But the biggest prize is the event itself, a wholesome outing that promotes the outdoors to young people and brings families together.

Kudos to the caring Kiwanis members who put in the time and effort to host the tournament each year.

‘Titus’ joins the force

Fairmont has an excellent police department, with leaders and officers who work diligently to protect and serve. The department deserves support from the community, and has found it through the elected officials who meet department needs.

Recently, police were able to add a K-9 unit. “Titus” the dog spent several months training with Sgt. James Tietje, and the duo will continue to train and work together for the forseeable future.

A police dog is a valuable asset and not every city Fairmont’s size has one. We wish Sgt. Tietje and Titus good luck moving forward.

Teen did amazing job

We are impressed by the imagination and hard work of 15-year-old Fairmont Girl Scout Izzy Munsch, who organized an entire production that staged “The Fairy Tale Network” at the Opera House in Fairmont on Friday night. The cast was comprised of students in grades 1-3.

Munsch worked on the project to earn her Gold Award in Girl Scouts. But she has created so much more. The local Children’s Theatre program has agreed to pick up where Munsch left off, establishing a program for the youngest of students.

Again, kudos to Munsch. The whole community is proud of your endeavor and efforts.