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Weekend packed with events

ABOVE: Bellamy Stich, 2, goes to pet a dairy cow while Martin County dairy princess, Gabby Lange, looks on Saturday morning at Breakfast on a Farm in Fairmont. The event offered many activities and allowed a large number of attendees the opportunity to learn more about agriculture.

FAIRMONT– This past weekend was a busy one as a number of events were held throughout the Fairmont area. Photos from the weekend can be found on page eight in today’s edition of the Sentinel.

Things kicked off early Saturday morning with the Fairmont Lakes Foundation spring fishing tournament, which 38 people participated in. The event is one of two major fishing tournaments hosted by the foundation each year which help fund restoration projects for Fairmont’s lakes.

Also on Saturday morning was the first Breakfast on the Farm to be held in Martin County. The event, put on by Farm Bureau and Project 1590’s Kids Just Want to Have Fun committee, was held at Dutch Creek Farm in Fairmont.

Organizers said about 500 people came through and took part in the many offerings, which included a free breakfast, hayrides, butter making, a scavenger hunt and more. Money collected though the free will donation will be split between the Kids Just Want to Have Fun committee and area 4H and FFA clubs.

At Cedar Creek Park, a disc golf tournament, The Tournament at the End of the Universe, took place on Saturday. The tournament was organized by the Estherville-based Celestial Discs disc golf club and attracted 23 participants from southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Dancin’ Plus had its annual recital at the Fairmont Opera House. Dozens of dancers who had been taking classes over the past year had the opportunity to perform their routines to an audience on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

A new event, the million millimeter mini marathon for inclusion, was held at the track at Fairmont High School on Sunday afternoon. The event was put on by the school’s Unified Cardinals Club and was intended to be an event which everyone from the broad community could participate in.

Mark Hernes, an organizer of the event, said it was likely the largest inclusive event in the history of Martin County. There were about 250 people registered for the mini marathon plus walk-ins.

This coming weekend, deemed the unofficial start of summer, will likely be a busy one as well as many people will take advantage of the three day weekend. On Monday, May 29, Memorial Day, a parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Veterans Park and end at the Martin County Veterans Memorial. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. a Memorial Day community picnic will be held at the Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont. The event will include live music, games, art projects and a petting zoo.

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