Alexandria was once again blessed with blue skies and sunshine for a parade on Broadway – the third one this year. Jefferson High School hosted the 28th annual Vikingland Band Festival on Sunday, June 24.
In welcoming the huge crowd that gathered in the sweltering heat inside Jefferson High School’s gym for Sunday’s graduation ceremony, science teacher Thomas Smith joked that the event was the hottest ticket in town.
The celebration was moved indoors because of the threat of thunderstorms, but it didn’t wilt the enthusiasm of the Class of 2012’s last hurrah of high school.
Into each life, a little rain must fall. But does it have to always happen during Rib Fest time?
That’s what Coni McKay, director of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce was thinking when for the second straight year, a deluge of rain fell during the Rib Fest portion of Awake the Lakes on Saturday.
Droves of people lined Broadway to see the Memorial Day parade in Alexandria on Monday. After steady downpours during Awake the Lakes on Saturday, the sunshine and light wind made for a picturesque tribute as the fire trucks rolled along and the Jefferson High School marching band strode down the parade route.
In the middle of West Central Minnesota’s manufacturing Mecca, folks shed their workday duds and shined up for a high-fashion event to support the local building industry.
Vikingland Builders Association (VBA) melded the world of construction and the fashion runway when it presented “Construction Couture” at the Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria on Thursday.
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