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6/28/2021 11:13:00 AM
Grand Parade to make comeback at Summerfest
The three retiring pastors named grand marshals of the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce's 2021 Summerfest Parade include, from left, Byron Meline, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church for 12 years; Dr. John Grams, pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church for 26 years; and Lyle Fritsch, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church for 20 years.
The three retiring pastors named grand marshals of the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce's 2021 Summerfest Parade include, from left, Byron Meline, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church for 12 years; Dr. John Grams, pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church for 26 years; and Lyle Fritsch, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church for 20 years.
The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Summerfest celebration at Bear Cave Park for the first time, with most events scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. Traditionally, the event has been held at Florence Park. A few of the many Chamber-member individuals helping with the event include, front row, from left, Myrna Welter, Chamber membership coordinator; Alisha Nelson, general assistance; and Gwen Ravenhorst, Chamber administrator. Back row, from left, Jared Johnson, chair of the Summerfest Dance; Robert Hruska, chair of Arts in the Park; and Dylan Smallwood, general assistance. Other helpers not pictured include Dave Hildebrandt, Summerfest Dance spirits; Nick Johnson, chair of the Grand Parade; and Julie Aldrich, parade security.
The Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Summerfest celebration at Bear Cave Park for the first time, with most events scheduled to be held on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. Traditionally, the event has been held at Florence Park. A few of the many Chamber-member individuals helping with the event include, front row, from left, Myrna Welter, Chamber membership coordinator; Alisha Nelson, general assistance; and Gwen Ravenhorst, Chamber administrator. Back row, from left, Jared Johnson, chair of the Summerfest Dance; Robert Hruska, chair of Arts in the Park; and Dylan Smallwood, general assistance. Other helpers not pictured include Dave Hildebrandt, Summerfest Dance spirits; Nick Johnson, chair of the Grand Parade; and Julie Aldrich, parade security.
Responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Stewartville Area Chamber of Commerce scaled back its Fourth of July Summerfest celebration in 2020.
A mini-parade with about 10 units, including Olmsted County deputies, the Stewartville American Legion Post 164, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8980, Mayor Jimmie-John King and Chamber of Commerce representatives, wound its way through the city's streets on a hot and humid Saturday, July 4.
But this year, as it has been for many years before COVID-19 hit, thousands of spectators from across southeastern Minnesota and beyond are expected to line up three- and four-deep along the streets of Stewartville to watch the Chamber's annual grand parade.
This year's procession, scheduled to start...
For more on this story pick up your copy of the June 29 Stewartville STAR.





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