IHD opens up registrations

FAIRMONT — Registrations for the 31st annual Interlaken Heritage Days are open. The dates for the annual summer event are June 7-9.

Area non-profit organizations are welcome to a free booth space Saturday. A flea market and artisan show also will take place Saturday, with both of these events at Heritage Acres.

Parade registrations are available at no cost for area businesses and organizations. In honor of the parade grand marshals, the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post, and given the 100th anniversary of the American Legion, the theme will be “Red, White & Blue.” The parade will take place 6 p.m. June 8, with line-up at 5 p.m. along Lake Avenue near Heritage Acres.

IHD is also seeking food vendors for Saturday and Sunday. Area food trucks and restaurants are encouraged to reach out if interested. For food vendor information, contact Rachel at (507) 236-2953.

Fairmont FFA fares well at state

FAIRMONT — The 2019 Minnesota State FFA Convention was held April 28-30. According to Fairmont FFA adviser Amber Seibert, the Fairmont FFA team had an impressive showing.

Results for the team are as follows:

Horse Evaluation — 57 teams, 191 individuals. Team placing: second place, gold ranking (4 points behind winning team). Madison Moeller: second individual, gold ranking; Justine Eisenmenger: 14th individual, gold ranking; Kaylee Larson: 34th individual, gold ranking; Mason Kotewa: silver ranking.

Floriculture — 44 teams, 161 individuals. Team placing: 14th, gold ranking. Jenna Gustafson: 14th individual, gold ranking; Mikayla Stradtman: silver ranking; Kinze Stradtman: silver ranking; Ciara Cowing: bronze ranking.

Parliamentary procedure — Silver ranking. President: Dan Betts; vice president: Andrew Moeller; secretary: Allison Schwieger; treasurer: Gracie Ziemer; reporter: Joni Becker; sentinel: Chloe Murphy.

General livestock — 61 teams, 221 individuals. Andrew Moeller, 26th overall, gold ranking.

Best-informed greenhand — 73 teams, 266 individuals. Carissa Saxton, gold ranking; Cadee Becker, silver ranking.

Also, Andrew Moeller was awarded the State FFA Degree, the second-highest level of membership in the organization. Less than 3 percent of all FFA members achieve this level of membership.

Camren Saxton was named the state winner in the Beef Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award Area. His application will move on to national level judging in June.


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