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Hanover festival will feature fun, food and entertainment

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Mark your calendars. The eighth annual Hanover Historical Society Festival is set for Sunday, Aug. 29 and will feature good music, good food and lots of fun.

The event will be held from 2-7 p.m. Visitors to the festival are reminded to bring their lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the afternoon planned.

Music will be provided and feature three bands - Karl and the Country Dutchmen, Bruce Bradley and the father/daughter duo Sara Sennert and Ervin Pickhinke.

Demonstrations will be set up including rope making and grain grinding.

The house will be open for visitors to see. Members of the Hanover Historical Society have worked hard to restore it.

Don't forget to visit the old country store and see the display featuring the 1950s.

And of course, there will be plenty of food including beverages, pork burgers, bars and ice cream.

There will also be a petting zoo and horse and wagon rides.

According to Lois Radke, secretary of the Hanover Historical Society, the event began as a fundraiser with a little fun involved back in 1997. As the festival evolved the "fun" is more the focus. "This is a good opportunity for the community to get together and enjoy the day together."

It has been a good fundraiser, she said. All the proceeds go towards the financing of the restoration projects that the historical society tackles.

Admission to the festival is $5; anyone 14 and under will be admitted free.

Come early, stay late and enjoy the fun at Hanover.