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Editorial:Willmar Fests '09 is ready for you

Willmar Fests 2009 is here with a full schedule of events through Saturday night.

Many volunteers have spent months in preparation for the many events. Look at the Willmar Fests schedule and you will find something for the entire family.

Events opened Wednesday with the Meet the Candidates, Senior coronation and Music in the Park events.

Thursday's event highlights include the Downtown Block Party, Junior Royalty Kickoff, Firefighters' Challenge, and the Willmar Idol Karaoke Contest.

Friday's event highlights include the International Banquet, including social, silent auction, dinner and dance.

Saturday's event highlights include the Pancake Feed, Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run, Grande Day parade, Willmar Fests Queen Coronation, Beach party, Little Crow Water Ski Show and the Fireworks.

Thank you to the many volunteers involved in the planning and coordinating all of these events.

So take time out this week and enjoy Willmar Fests 2009.