By Mari Radtke
Friday evening and Saturday morning brought much needed and much appreciated rainfall. At least most appreciated the rain. If you were looking forward to a parade or games in the city park, maybe you would have appreciated the timing or the rainfall a little less.
But Saturday afternoon brought clearing skies and fun at Mill Creek Lake. The Paullina Ambulance team brought out the rig, giving people a glimpse of their working space, the tools they use and getting acquainted with the general public. Most of the members are all new to the squad. While at Mill Creek Park getting to know the people, the Ambulance squad shared buckets of watermelon with every taker.
On Monday the following came to the newspaper office:
I am THANKFUL that Paullina is a town that has so many young people who have stepped up to volunteer on a much needed ambulance team – to take on another job! Their own regular jobs – and taking care of their own families, Thank you, Thank you.
This note came from an individual wishing to be identified only as “A senior Citizen.”
Boat races at Mill Creek Park was a new event added this year. Paullina Hardware sponsored the event and had help from O’Brien County Conservation. Three races were held: a children’s race in kayaks, and an open race for adults, also in kayaks. The final race was a 6 person canoe relay that included 3 changes of 2-person teams to complete the race. Eight teams entered. There were at least 2 canoes capsizing at the shore for team change. The crowd on the beach cheered and laughed. Everybody had a great time! The “Wester Family” was as the winning team. All entrants were given a coupon for ice cream at Mill Creek Drive Inn.
After the always fabulous fireworks display the street dance sponsored by Junior’s Bar & Grill featuring “35th & Taylor” wrapped up the weekend. Rains had subsided so that the music played. About 400 people turned out to support the event to which Lisa Olson of Junior’s Bar & Grill said, “We really appreciate that people turned out to support the show.”
By Mari Radtke