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Insid e INEL TRIBUNE R00rden Centennml -- Continued from page 1 TobJn er-all male winner of the reviewing stand to messages to those in atten- Ric'--rds was Joel Dudgeon, accompanv his wife Sandy dance. Following the _ser},- {m Wabasso; female as they lea the parade wind- ice, 550 enjoyed a free Chris Ip'wasJennasorensen, ing its way through the Cakes paneakebreakfast. streets of Storden. Over receives Wednesday, July 16, 2003 Page 3 o Ilm Windom. According An antique tractor pull uresh, one word 100 entries contributed to concluded the scheduled I. ed the Junior the success of the parade, activities. Some competi- ,- Ld Its: ..ts arefantastiC'waitingSmefor Entries included floats from tars were seasoned in the e/.'bbons, because there area towns and businesses, skill of tractor pulling, but antique cars and tractorsl the 2nd place female winner Scout [dtf weren't enough for clowns, bands, and winning had never driven a tractor triune who earned one. Storden High School sports before. Aleena Buresh's a,estival-goers who teams, sense of adventure enabled award ;- to rest or sit down to Lucy Swenson, chair- her to do well after a mere 5- eating their popcorn, onuts, or other foods '1 ble Saturday after- _J Were entertained by u/s groups under the the park. Just prior ;. parade at 3:30, a an mystified children dults "with his magic ;he Grand Parade was t: GRAND. District :tate Representat!ve  Harder, a 66 Storden te, read a proclama- Sued from the House epresentatives and ,,bv Speaker Steve .pm, House member Paulson, and Harder. |i proclamation recog:  Stordens 100 years I, rnmended the town on lebration. Mavor Bob )r s accepted the docu- io ltv that has ined" strong through i ears- Parade '7thal 1 Grand Grams then left man of the food committee, reports that 777 people enjoyed the catered beef/turkey dinner served in the park Saturday evening. Earlier projections were for 500 - 600. Those in charge of the street dance with "The Mixx" also found a tremen- dous response. They ran out of the five hundred wristbands for those 21 and over, and estimates are that close to 1000 people took advantage of the comfort- able evening and spent it at the dance. Crowds beyond expec- tations were also the order of the day Sunday morning at the musical gathering and ecumenical church serv- ice. People overflowed the tent onto picnic tables around the tent as they were entertained by a variety of musical numbers. Pastors Alan Buresh and David Johnson who coordinated the church service brought Continued from page 1 minute "crash course  on driving the antique tractor. Many people donated their time to make the week- end a huge success. "Everybody pulled together." said Theresa Buresh. Last week Elizabeth Johnson and Deb Miller took it upon themselves to paint a house on Main Street. That house is one of the oldest in Storden. and pride in com- munity prompted many oth- ers to pitch in and help. Not only was the house painted, but flowers were planted and windows were washed. The Centennial was a time of reliving old memo- ries and making new memo- ries. The numbers indicate that thousands of memories were relived and made bv the many people attending one or all of the weekend activities. evening the Wilder illayed to a nice opening crowd of 717. They fol- up with a performance Urdav night for 1279 SUnday evenings per- ce was held before PeOple, for a weekend af 2559. Urday morning the =ret opened for bar- hunters and collectors se the goods of about vendors. In the Ia,n a car show with al classic cars was held. ther activity was the eZous at the Plum t Ranch southS, eat of t The weekend long as sponsored by the reek Muzzle Loaders. r Wannabes gathered 12 ts and muskets for a " lend of pioneer living. Shooting competitions were held most of the day on Saturday. A huge kettle of pioneer chili was cooking over an open fire, for the evening meal. The Wilder Festival opened at 11:00 Saturday morning featuring several musical groups including Gods Country, Emerald Tide. and Disciples of Dixie. At two o'clock there was a Laura and Nellie look alike contest. Young ladies compet- ed for prizes including a chance to be extras in the Saturday night performance. Twenty six girls competed for the Laura look alike, while only six girls tried for the Nellie look alike. The girls were inter- viewed and tested on their knowledge of the Wilder family. Then they each acted out a short scene for the judges. Girls from as far as California and Pennsylvania participated in the contest. The Nellie winner was Nicole Egnes of Alexandria and the Laura winner was Danielle Page of Cambridge. Sunday Afternoon visitors enjoyed a Grand Parade starting at 1:30. The parade featured about a hundred units including several musi- cal unRs. and many flr)aL. classic cars and other unique units. Afte the parade many enjoyed the activities in the park. It was a great week for Walnut Grove and the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Eagle Scout is Scouting's highest award By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune WESTBROOK -- Sunday afternoon Tobin Richards joined an elite group of peo- ple. that includes the likes of Gerald R. Ford, Sam Walton, Nell Armstrong, Donald Rumsfeld. Henry Aaron, Steven Spielberg, and H. Ross Perot. "lbbin received his Eagle Scout award. The award is gained by only two out of one hundred scouts. Since 1911 less than 1.2 million scouts have received the award world wide. The award requires a commitment to excellence and a lot of hard work. "lbbin started his career in scouting as a Tiger Cub when he was about five years old. He continued working his way through the Cub Scouts and Weblos scouts where he earned the highest cub scout award the Arrow of Light. When Tobin joined Boy Scouts in 1997 he soon decid- ed he would like to pursue the Eagle Award. His first year at summer camp he participated in a new Scouting program designed ro ive new Scouts a quick ,tart in advancement. "robin credits Josh Olsem for motivating him to get his Eagle. "He helped me more than he knows." Richards worked his way ay$ July 12,19, 26, 2003 I I:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each Day at the Pageant Site Frank Boyle oftxJo turday, July 2(i- [ 12:00 Folky Dokey i 1:00 Iron Creek i 2:00 Emerald Tide i 3:00 Folky Dokey [ 4:00 iron Creek Pageant Singers ARTS  CRAFTS -- DEMOS -- FOOD -- ENTERTAINMENT PONY RIDES -- CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES & STORY "FELLING ktmlulcm 10 yurs and oid- $3.00 --  Good fo om nd Ecumenical Church Service at Festival Site Sunday, July 20 at 9:30 a.m. "Fragments of a Dream" Pageant begins at 9:00 p.m. For Information contact: The== Methlason, Walnut Grova, MN fdlSO or call 2748320 Tobin Richards at his Eagle Scout Ceremony Sunday afternoon. through the program, earn- ing his Tenderfoot. Second Class and First Class awards. During this time Tobin was very active in the troop and began taking on leadership roles. The trail continued with Tobin earning the required merit badges for the Star Rank. After that he earned several more merit badges and completed a service proj- ect to achieve his Life Rank. For his Eagle he would earn several more merit badges and perform a significant service project. His Eagle project involved refurbishing the sets at the Wilder Pageant site. He planned and imple- mented the project that included new stained glass windows for the church, a new pump organ replaced the old piano in the church. New Skirting was made and attached to the sets, and many other items were buih or repaired. Tobin said he enjoyed working on the merit badges but hands on badges were more fun. The service project is a big part of becoming an Eagle Scout because it shows leadership by' the Scout. "1 really liked helping the communhy. I always felt service to the community is an important thing in the program." 'I})bin said one of the most enjoyable experiences he had was going with the troop to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in 2000. Richards praised his leaders for their support in getting his Eagle Award. He said, "My family was great supporting me through the program. Sunday afternoon friends and family participated in a special ceremony put on by his hdlow scouts and leaders. l:,]towing the ceremony a lunch was served. Tobin is a 2003 Graduate of Westbrook Walnut Grove s(:h(,ot. He was Sunday School Teacher, and was a member of the National thmor Society. He attended Bow State after his junior roar. This fall 'robin will start cotlege at Ndith Dakota State University to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering. 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