Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:14

Mennonite Heritage Village 24th Annual Watermelon Festival in Swift Current, July 22, 2018

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The 24th annual Mennonite Heritage Village watermelon festival took place in Swift Current, July 22. Visitors enjoyed slices of cold watermelon with “roll kuchen”or rolled cookie, which is a deep-fried pastry prepared in large vats of boiling oil. The event was well attended and volunteers sliced about 70 watermelons during the afternoon. The group Servants of the Word and the Neufeld family provided musical entertainment 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 takes place Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. The Mennonite Heritage Village, which is situated next to Kinetic Exhibition Park, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until Sept. 3.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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