GALLERY: Menahga Midsummer 2019

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2018 Miss and Little Miss Menahga royalty waved their farewells as their reign came to an end.
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Crowds, jammed along Main Street, stood and held their hands over their hearts as Menahga VFW Post 6206 and other color guards passed by.
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The Menahga Midsummer's grand parade on Saturday featured everything from bagpipers to marching bands, but area VFWs and honor guards lead the way, like the Wolf Lake VFW.
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Menahga is an Ojibwe word meaning "there are many blueberries." Appropriately, blueberry patch mascots walked in the Midsummer parade Saturday.
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Heather and Thistle Pipes and Drums add Scottish flair to Menahga's Finnish traditions. Playing in Saturday's parade, the bagpipe group hails from Fargo.
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Reagan Mayer, 16, at left, was crowned Miss Menahga on Friday. She and Little Miss Menahga Alaina Davidson, 7, and first princess Erin Gonska commenced their royal duties Saturday.
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Quinton Johnson, 7, of South Minneapolis enters another sunny in the kids fishing derby, held on Spirit Lake Saturday, July 2019 at the Menahga youth fishing tournament. Omega Hardwoods bought pikes and prizes for the event, taking over for the conservation club which disbanded. "I didn't want this to end," said Lori Tomperi. Seventy-five children entered the contest this year.
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Lori Tomperi from Omega Hardwoods hands out the kids' fishing derby grand prize to 10-year-old Chad Pinoniemi of Menahga. He caught a whopping 28 fish during the one-hour event.
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GALLERY: Menahga Midsummer 2019
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