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Community Calendar

Thursday, July 4

10:30 a.m. Elim Lutheran Church Independence Day celebration. Outdoor patriotic program, potluck meal, fellowship, outdoor games. See front page story for more details.

2 p.m. West Union Fourth of July parade. See front page for more details.

At dusk. Osakis Fourth of July Fireworks Show at the Osakis Country Club, supported by donations from Osakis Clean-Up Day.

Saturday, July 6

2 p.m. Lake Osakis Pontoon/Boat Parade. See front page for changes, more details.

Friday, July 12

5:30 to 7 p.m. Central Lakes Cruzers' Social Night and Customer Appreciation Feed, serving pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drinks and dessert at NAPA.

Times vary. Citywide garage sales in Osakis.

Saturday, July 13

Times vary. Citywide garage sales in Osakis.

9 a.m. to noon. Registration for the Roddin' Round the Lake "Show-n-Shine" car show. To pre-register, call Wayne Karl at 320-859-2887 or Dallas Triebenbach at 320-859-4326.

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. "Show-n-Shine" car show.

10 a.m. Roddin' Round the Lake Celebrity Auction at Pollard Community Center. Doors open at 9 a.m. Sponsored by the Osakis Women's Association.

10 a.m. to noon. Kids' games at Roddin' Round the Lake.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drawings for $200 in Chamber Bonus Bucks; 1950s music by "Bullet Bob" DJ Entertainment.

2:15 p.m. Awards for Roddin' Round the Lake "Show-n-Shine" car show (club members not eligible); followed by a car parade to the Osakis Memorial Home.

Sunday, July 14

Times vary. Citywide garage sales in Osakis.

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Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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