Monday, 28 July 2014 11:06

Mennonite Heritage Village 20th Annual Watermelon Festival in Swift Current, July 27, 2014

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The 20th annual Mennonite Heritage Village Watermelon Festival took place in Swift Current on July 27, 2014. Visitors enjoyed  slices of cold watermelon in combination with “roll kuchen”or rolled cookie, which is a deep-fried pastry prepared in large vats of boiling oil. The festival is the main fundraising event for the village and funds are used for the upkeep of the homestead and church. A special event to celebrate the centennial of the Sommerfeld Church, which is located on the grounds of the Heritage Village, will take place on Aug. 17 from 3-4:30 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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