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2018 Heritage Day to Include American Legion Centennial Recognition

 

September 5, 2018 | View PDF

Kids preparing for sack races during the 2017 McKenzie County Heritage Day.

The McKenzie County Heritage Association is joining with the American Legion ND Post 29, Watford City and ND Post 94, Alexander, to celebrate the WWI 100th Anniversary in conjunction with the annual McKenzie County Heritage Day on Sept. 15; 11 am - 5 pm at the McKenzie County Heritage Park. Heritage Park is located at 950 2nd Ave. SW, Watford City.

Enjoy an all around patriotic day beginning at 11 am with a Flag Raising and Flag Folding Ceremony conducted by the American Legion. The ceremony will include recognition of veterans and family recognition of relatives that served in WWI. The ceremony will also include recognition of the county leaders and first responders.

Special guest Glenn Wahus, American Legion Department Commander of North Dakota, will be speaking at noon with lunch provided by the Community Foundation. Also commemorating the American Legion Centennial will be a WWI exhibit in the train depot building all day and WWI period dress costume contest for all ages starting at 2 pm.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the historic buildings and antique tractors in Heritage Park that have been donated from all around McKenzie County. Watch the sawmill & shingle mill in action and view the historic pioneer school starting at 1 pm. The old time threshing begins at 2 pm with a coin toss in straw to follow. At 3 pm there will be a stationary baler and horsepower demonstration.

The Long X Arts Foundation will be displaying photography and artwork from local artists throughout the buildings. They will also have crafts for children to take part in throughout the day. Lane Sandstrom will be providing music for the day. There will be food vendors including snow cones available as well. Other events for young and old will be the cupcake walk at 1:30 pm, the pie eating contest at 2:30 pm and the sack race at 4 pm.

Admission for the day is a free will donation. Volunteers will be needed to help with the event. Contact Sandy Rieker at 701-444-5804 for more information.

Everyone is welcome to bring the family and enjoy a patriotic and historic day at the 20th annual McKenzie County Heritage Day!

 

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