4th of July

As you may know, the committee that has put on the Fourth of July event the last few years has disbanded. The city of Elk River has stepped in to try to fill some of the void. It means that, yes, there will be fireworks on the Fourth. They will be fired off from the [...]

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The historic Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River will celebrate the Farmer’s Fourth of July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Thursday, July 4. Bring a picnic lunch, take a horse-drawn trolley ride and join in 19th-century games and contests as the farm’s costumed staff celebrates the most important holiday in America in the 19th [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Efforts to bring about the fourth annual Elk River Independence Day Celebration at Lions Park have begun. To help do it, the Elk River Independence Day Committee has latched onto the Powered by Nature branding effort, with members of the citizen-led Elk River Independence Day Committee agreeing that “Elk River is [...]

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The Sandhill Photography Club is sponsoring its second annual Powered by Nature Independence Day photography contest. Continuing to key off of Elk River’s branding initiatives, the club has expanded the contest to include multiple categories and a people’s choice award to be selected but the public at the ArtSoup Community Arts Festival in downtown Elk [...]

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The Boys and Girls Club of Elk River will be reading to help raise money for the Elk River Independence Day celebration’s fireworks display held at Lions Park. Club members will be asking for donations between now and June 1. Kids will ask for donations based on the number of pages they read from May [...]

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The third annual Elk River Independence Day program at Lions Park will start off with some “flare” with the event’s first Elk River Idol contest. Of course, it will end with a fireworks display cascading over the heart of Elk River. This year’s program will run from 5 to 10 p.m., leading into the fireworks [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Independence Day Committee climbed another $1,000-plus closer to its goal of raising $25,000 for a Fourth of July program and fireworks show at Lions Park. Donations are still being sought from members of the community, local businesses and community organizations. There will be a pub crawl (see page [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Independence Day Committee is nearing its goal of raising enough money to put on another Independence Day program and fireworks show. With continued support from the city of Elk River to the tune of $5,000 for baseline program and operational costs, the committee has now topped the $18,000 [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Fundraising efforts for the Elk River Independence Day celebration’s fireworks display are progressing, but the size of this year’s show may have to be scaled back from the two previous years. The Elk River Independence Day Committee is working hard to raise $20,000 for a fireworks show and program and has [...]

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