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SACRED HEART — Cars of all makes and models showed off their wheels for the "Show Off Your Wheels!" car show Thursday in Sacred Heart. The fire hall parking lot was a car lover's dream filled with antiques from previous decades. The event was held as part of the community's Summerfest celebration, which continues through Sunday.
WILLMAR — People put on their best dancing shoes for the first Rockin' Robbins free concert of the summer series Tuesday evening at Robbins Island Regional Park in Willmar. The Church of Cash, a Johnny Cash tribute band, opened at 5 p.m. and was followed by Matt Vee & The Killer Vees for some country twang. Food vendors, a beer and wine tent, kids activities and more were also available at the event. Rockin' Robbins will continue every Tuesday evening through the final concert on Aug. 7.
BROOTEN - Main Street in Brooten was at a standstill Sunday afternoon for the Grand Parade during the final day of Bonanza Valley Days. Floats from organizations and community leaders drove down the street, and parade participants threw candy for the audience to enjoy.
LITCHFIELD - A celebration was in full swing on the shores of Lake Ripley at the Beach Party Friday night. Music, food and fun were provided for all at the event, which was hosted by KLFD Radio and is one of the many events a part of Litchfield Watercade. Litchfield Watercade is holding events through Sunday. For more information, visit www.watercade.com .
REDWOOD FALLS - Goats from across Redwood County put their best hoof forward Thursday afternoon at the Redwood County Fair 4-H Goat Show in Redwood Falls. Goats of all shapes, sizes and colors showed off to the crowd with their 4-H handlers. The Redwood County Fair will be holding events through Sunday. For more information, visit www.redwoodcountyfair.com .
DANUBE - Plenty of ice cream was eaten Wednesday evening during the Homemade Ice Cream Social at the United Methodist Church in Danube to kick off the first day of the 2018 Danube Fun Days. Attendees could choose their favorite pie flavor to pair with fresh made ice cream. Festivities such as volleyball tournament, a craft fair, and more will be continuing through Sunday.
DASSEL — Gardens of all shapes and sizes were manicured to perfection Tuesday for the Meeker County Master Gardeners Garden Tour. Six gardens in the Dassel area were on display. From vegetables to flowers to trees, each garden had its own atmosphere thanks to the gardeners' creativity and property space. Gardener Jewel Christianson, whose garden was one of the six places to view, said that it is fun to participate in events like this. Christianson's garden has both flowers and vegetables, but she said flowers are her favorite.
SPICER - Community members decked out in red, white and blue pride watched the July 4th Grand Parade despite the rain in downtown Spicer Wednesday morning. The parade consisted of businesses, organizations, officials and politicians from the community.
WILLMAR - The sign placed at the entrance of Robbins Island Regional Park in Willmar is finished for visitors to enjoy. The new sign features block letters, a flag pole and a plant bed with a rock border.
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County is among the areas under an excessive heat warningFriday. Community members swam in Foot Lake on Thursday at Robbins Island Park in Willmar to beat the heat. Temperatures rose into the 80s Thursday and will top 90 degrees in the region Friday. The National Weather Service in its statement said high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s will combine with high humidity to yield dangerous heat indices Friday. Peak heat indices in the 100-to-110 range appear possible.