Prohibition Days In Holdingford

It's an occasion when a book is written that has a lot to do with Holdingford. Elaine Davis who is the great-granddaughter of one of the founders of Albany, Joseph Schwinghammer. Has written a wonderful book about prohibition in this area, with a lot of information about Holdingford. I found it fun to read. You can buy a copy at The Corner Pizza & Antiques. Read more at Holdingford, Minnesota-historical or go to her web site Wet' Wild Prohibition Days



Keaton Guston Wins Awards

From the St. Cloud Times today in in Tom Elliott's sports column he reports that Keaton Gustin, Holdingford High School graduate, who finished his freshman year at Ridgewater Community College, recently earned a boatload of honors after helping the Warriors earn a Junior College World Series berth.
*He was named the Minnesota Community College Player of the Year,
*was a first-team NJCAA All-American,
* the NCJAA Region XIII player of the year
* the MCCC Southern Division player of the year.
He finished the 2007 season with a. 403 average, nine home runs, nine doubles, a triple and 51 RBI.
He also earned KLTF-AM Victory League offensive player of the week honors after helping The Holdingford Express knock off Avon and St. Stephen on its way to the Region 8C Tournament.
What a year for this young man! Congratulations Keaton


Fireworks Display

If you did not see the fireworks display that was one of the events at Holdingford Daze 2007. Here is some of it A very nice display enjoyed by all.



More Holdingford Daze

A nice article in the St. Cloud Times today about Holdingford Daze . It was a beautiful day and turn out of people. They should have stayed for the polka mass, and the fireman's porkchop dinner, it was good as always... The street dance was packed with people, listening and dancing to the music of the band "Keystones". The fireworks were spectular !! Many folks who have grown up and moved away come back to visit old friends.

Holdingford Daze Parade 2007

I'll be posting some more on the Holdingford Daze but in case you missed the parade, here is a slide show of it. With a few slides of the Holdingford Historical Society float getting ready in line.


Medallion Has Been Found

The Medallion was found this morning by some youngsters. It's worth $200 to them, they will be given their prize at the hula hoop contest Saturday. I understand a lot of people were up early the last few days looking for it. Good times.


Holdingford Daze Activites

Holdingford Daze Activites activites are starting . The main attractions this Friday and Saturday. The Medallion Hunt starts today. Go to the city site and click on Medallion Clues for the daily clues. Also you will find there links for entrance forms and activity page of times for events.


Motorcycles On A Run

Most of my posts about bikes have related to the pedaling kind on The Lake Wobegon Trail. The town was a rest stop today for more than 250 motorcycles a run on a warm summer afternoon. There are some beautiful roads for riding around central Minnesota. These folks had a wonderful day for riding.


Lake Wobegon Water Fountain

The Petals To Pedals Garden Club keeps working hard to make the city garden on The Lake Wobegon Trail, more beautiful and unique. The latest additions. A cedar fence section, was put up by the county as a background to a row of arborvitae bushes. The center piece is this neat concrete water fountain. I have to give them credit they did a lot of research to find a cool fountain for a reasonable price. They found it at 'Pam's Butterfly' a concrete ornament Co. by Cushing. They were able to try it out and it works great. The electricity will be in next week. Of course this is a work in progress, more landscaping is to be done. Benches and more gardens are on the list.