9/19/2022 9:33:00 AM After early rain, large turnout brightens Old Settlers Day
Makenna Krause of High Forest, a henna artist and sophomore at Riverland Community College, left, focuses on the henna tattoo she’s drawing on the arm of Myra Post of High Forest, a fourth grader at Stewartville’s Bear Cave Intermediate School, at the 99th annual Old Settlers Day celebration at the High Forest Square on Saturday, Sept. 10. The event also included a kids fishing contest, a beanbag tournament. wagon rides, a chicken and rib dinner from Gleason’s Catering, live music and the annual parade.
A steady morning rain couldn't stop Bob and Margaret Schoeppner from attending the 99th annual High Forest Old Settlers Day on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Schoeppners, of Stewartville, sat under a shelter at the High Forest Square as Stacey, their nephew, joined dozens of others who took part in the annual Old Settlers Day Beanbag Tournament, held under a large tent to protect the participants from the elements. "We wanted to get out and be with family and friends," Margaret Schoeppner said. "We wish the weather would have been nicer, but it's just good to be out among people." Events included live music from Doug Otto & the Getaways, a chicken and rib dinner from Gleason's Catering, wagon rides, a kids fishing contest and the beanbag tournament... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Sept. 20 Stewartville STAR.