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Kensington gets colorful: Playground fundraiser, Runestone Days underway

Megan Strobel throws colorful powder on kids during a fundraiser for Kensington's new playground. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press) 1 / 3
There were many opportunities for kids to get messy at Runestone Days. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press) 2 / 3
Colorful water fights were also part of the playground fundraiser. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press) 3 / 3

Colors flew in Kensington on Saturday afternoon as part of a fundrasier for the town's new playground during Kensington Runestone Days. 

Participants were encouraged to wear white and were then covered in colorful powder. 

Other Runestone Days activities Saturday included water fights, a dunk tank, a pedal pull, bean bags and more. 

The rest of the weekend's schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 17

2 p.m. — Bean Bag Tournament on Main Street. Reserve your spot by calling Chad Simpson at (320) 815-2282.

3 p.m. — Talent Show at the Kensington Community Center. Contact Charlotte Norlien at (320) 965-2667.

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Kensington Street Dance featuring Tony Winter, DJ.

Sunday, June 18

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Classic Car Show, contact Rick Spillman at (320) 965-2794.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Father's Day Buffet at the Kensington Café.

10:30 a.m. — Community Church Service at the Kensington Community Center.

Noon — Kensington Memorial Park Dedication Ceremony.

Noon to 6 p.m. — Kensington Area Heritage Society Museum and Runestone Research Center,

"America at War," featuring the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entering WWI and honoring veterans who have served in all wars.

1:30 p.m. — Runestone Days Parade. Family Floats are welcomed. Contact Annie Hildebrandt at (715) 781-0681. A pie and ice cream social at Solem Lutheran Church will take place immediately after the parade.

3 p.m. — Antique Tractor Pull, weigh-in starts at 10 a.m. at the Kensington Milling Company. All tractors are welcome to participate in the parade. Contact Mike Hoffmann at (320) 805-0555.

4 p.m. — Kensington Norseman vs. Ashby.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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