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From the Editor

August 2, 2011
Twist and Shout
This is one of those months when we have so much going on in Fort Dodge that we couldn’t pick just one thing to put on the cover so in this issue we are going to tell you all about the ‘Action’ in August in Fort Dodge.

The Dragon Boat races will be held the weekend of July 26th- through the 28th. With the Fish Heads opening up the weekend on Friday night- it promises to be a great entertainment weekend. Whether you go for the music, to watch the races- or to race yourself; it should be a blast.

Labor Day once again offers all of us some great entertainment choices; Skydivers and the Dayton Rodeo!

The Skydivers will start falling from the skies around Thursday, Sept. 1st, and will be here through Labor Day, September 5th. Please take the opportunity to stop out, enjoy the view and even consider taking a tandem jump yourself- this could be the year.

The Rodeo will be held- also Labor Day weekend- in the beautiful ’natural’ amphitheater found in Dayton, a few short miles south of Fort Dodge. Read inside about all the different events that are held- both rough stock events and timed events- there is definitely something for everyone. Make plans now to attend both of these great events.

Hawkeye Community Theater will hold their August show, “Kitchen Witches’, from August 7th through the 13th. There are some fun, very talented people in the show- (as always!) so mark your calendars now.

Holy Trinity Parishioners are getting ready for their annual ‘summer spirit’ celebration; which will be held on Saturday evening, August 13th on the grounds of St. Edmond High School. It’s a great chance for some fun, good food and enjoying friends, as we say goodbye to summer.

Sarah Mullally offers some terrific advice in her “Stella’s Stories’ this month. A very timely article filled with wonderful tips on how to take care of your pet during the hot summer. I know Ruby was happy to help proof this story!

A group of ‘30-something’ former Fort Dodgers- and one current resident traveled to Chicago to see their child-hood favorite music group New Kids on The Block. Read Maria Meyers’ story on what it’s like when you are able to see your favorite rock group as an adult. They had a ball!


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