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Watermelon Festival still a big hit with visitors

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Volunteers were working hard to supply tasty deep fried pastry to festival visitors. Pictured, from left, Ernest Fehr, Pete Heinrichs and David Fehr drop more pastry into into a large vat of boiling oil. Volunteers were working hard to supply tasty deep fried pastry to festival visitors. Pictured, from left, Ernest Fehr, Pete Heinrichs and David Fehr drop more pastry into into a large vat of boiling oil. Matthew Liebenberg

The 23rd annual Mennonite Heritage Village Watermelon Festival took place in Swift Current, July 23.

 

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 75 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 takes place Aug. 20 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. 4.

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Matthew Liebenberg

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