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PHOTOS: Olivia's Corn Capital Days

Festivities went well into the night, with a street dance and fireworks show. Olivia's festival will run through Sunday, with the annual Corn Capital parade occurring at 3 p.m. in downtown Olivia.

Millie Ahlquist, 4, uses all her might to keep her tractor moving while competing in the Corn Capital Days Pedal Pull in downtown Olivia on the evening of Friday, July 29, 2022.
Millie Ahlquist, 4, uses all her might to keep her tractor moving while competing in the Corn Capital Days Pedal Pull in downtown Olivia on the evening of Friday, July 29, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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OLIVIA — Folks who enjoy a sweet ice cream treat or a little friendly competition were more than pleased with Olivia's Corn Capital Days festivities in the heart of the community Friday evening.

Luna LaPierre, 6, and grandmother MaryElla Clouse cheer on contestants in the Pedal Pull during Olivia's Corn Capital Days on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Luna LaPierre, 6, from left, and grandmother MaryElla Clouse cheer on contestants in the Pedal Pull during Olivia's Corn Capital Days on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Over at the First United Methodist Church, youth group youngsters Riley Daak, 12, Colton Baumgart, 11, and Charles Leesman, 11, were busy scooping ice cream for folks who stopped by during an ice cream social.

Across the street, children tested their might in a pedal pull competition, where children pedaled a tractor hauling weight across the parking lot to a roar of fellow families and young ones cheering them on.

Festivities went well into the night, with a street dance and fireworks show. Olivia's festival will run through Sunday, with the annual Corn Capital parade occurring at 3 p.m. in downtown Olivia.

Across the street, children tested their might in a pedal pull competition, where children pedaled a tractor hauling weight across the parking lot to a roar of fellow families and young ones cheering them on.

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Festivities went well into the night, with a street dance and fireworks show. Olivia's festival will run through Sunday, with the annual Corn Capital parade occurring at 3 p.m. in downtown Olivia.

Families watch as youngsters test their strength in the Corn Capital Days Pedal Pull in downtown Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Families watch as youngsters test their strength in the Corn Capital Days Pedal Pull in downtown Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Colton Baumgartner, 12, from left, and Riley Daak, 12, work to scoop vanilla ice cream for attendees of Faith United Methodist Church's ice cream social hosted by the youth group during Corn Capital Days in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Colton Baumgartner, 12, from left, and Riley Daak, 12, scoop vanilla ice cream for attendees of the Faith United Methodist Church's ice cream social hosted by the youth group during Corn Capital Days in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Ivy Asfeld, 2, eagerly watches as toppings are added to her ice cream sundae during an ice cream social at the Faith United Methodist Church in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Ivy Asfeld, 2, eagerly watches as toppings are added to her ice cream sundae during an ice cream social at the Faith United Methodist Church in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Charles Leesman, 11, scoops ice cream for attendees of the First United Methodist Church's ice cream social on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Charles Leesman, 11, scoops ice cream for attendees of the First United Methodist Church's ice cream social on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
People discuss topping choices while loading up their ice cream sundae's at First United Methodist Church during Corn Capital Days in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
People discuss topping choices while loading up their ice cream sundae's at First United Methodist Church during Corn Capital Days in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Don Houghton adds sprinkles to his ice cream sundae at First United Methodist Church during Corn Capital Days in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Don Houghton adds sprinkles to his ice cream sundae at First United Methodist Church during Corn Capital Days in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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