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McKenzie County Heritage Day Postponed to Sept. 23


September 20, 2017 | View PDF

McKenzie County is grateful for the incoming rain last weekend, but the inclement weather has postponed the Annual Heritage Day celebration scheduled for September 16. The event will now take place on Saturday, September 23. The times and events have not changed.

Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Central time in Heritage Park in Watford City on the 23, and all are welcome to celebrate. Admission is a free-will donation.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the District I Cattlewomen will serve slushburger meals for $5 to prepare you for day-long festivities. A program to honor the country as well as recognition of several special individuals will take place at noon.

Throughout the day, Bob Petermann, cowboy poet and musician, will provide stories and music. An old-time photo booth, displayed artwork, rabbits, tractors, food and games will be available, until the close of the celebration at 5 p.m.

Kids’ activities are scheduled throughout the day, from a sack race to who can hand on to an egg the longest, followed by finding the coins in a straw pile at 3 p.m. The Long X Arts Foundation will be providing art lessons, and Miss Karen Shaide will be in period dress and play an old time school teacher in the Nelson School. She will teach brief school lessons, starting at 11:30 a.m., and again at 2 p.m.

Steve the Blacksmith will be demonstrating a horse-shoeing, and Leroy DeFoe will have his horse on display. Also on display will be rabbits from the Borderlands Rabbit Club, with the possibility of winning a rabbit to take home. From 1 to 3 p.m., a saw mill, threshing machine, stationary bailer and horsepower demonstrations will take place on the north end of the park.

Heritage Park in Watford City will be a-buzz with celebration of times past on Saturday, September 23. Prizes may be awarded for those who attend in period dress. For information, visit the McKenzie County Heritage Park Facebook page, mckenziecoheritagepark/.


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