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Out and About - Millerville and Miltona festivals

The Boesen Brothers brothers, (back, left to right) John and Bernie, (front, left to right) Melvin and Gary, served in the Vietnam War and came out in uniform to participate in Saturday’s parade. 1 / 6
Millerville Butter Days attendees cheered on a group of hula hoopers in a contest at the Millerville park Saturday. (Courtney Bitzan/Echo Press)2 / 6
Pig races were a highlight of the activities in Millerville on Saturday. (Courtney Bitzan/Echo Press)3 / 6
Four-year-old Wyatt Asleson of Miltona puts all his muscle into the kids pedal tractor pull as the crowd cheers him on. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)4 / 6
Local fire departments battle in the water fights in front of the Miltona Fire Hall Saturday. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)5 / 6
Parkers Prairie’s 6-year-old Trey Boyd cools down on a hot day by letting the water from the fire department water fights rain down on him. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)6 / 6

A weekend of fun could be found in both Miltona and Millerville this weekend.

Miltona’s Tornado Days festival offered something for all ages, including water fights between local fire departments Saturday. The Garfield Fire Department won the competition, while Forada and Villard took second and third, respectively. Other activities included a parade, bean bag tournament, kids pedal pull, martial arts demonstration, street dance featuring Sweet Siren, a Belgian waffle breakfast, craft sales, and a “Short on Cash” dance and raffle.

Meanwhile, in Millerville, crowds enjoyed the annual Butter Days festival, which featured a bean bag tournament, street dance featuring 2 Mile Final, a 5K race, kids pedal tractor pull, a parade, pig races, a butter carving contest, children’s activities, a pork chop feed, church bazaar and more.