Wednesday, 27 July 2016 12:09

Mennonite Heritage Village 22nd Annual Watermelon Festival in Swift Current, July 24, 2016

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The 22nd annual Mennonite Heritage Village Watermelon Festival took place in Swift Current, July 24. Visitors enjoyed slices of cold watermelon with “roll kuchen”or rolled cookie, which is a deep-fried pastry prepared in two large vats, each containing about 40 litres of boiling oil. The event was well attended and volunteers sliced 40 large watermelons during the afternoon. The festival is the main fundraising event for the village and funds are used for the upkeep of the homestead and church. The annual a cappella sing-along in the historic Sommerfeld Church at the village will take place on Aug. 21, starting at 2:30 p.m. The Mennonite Heritage Village, which is situated next to Kinetic Exhibition Park, is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until Sept. 1.


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Matthew Liebenberg