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1948: ‘Kinderfest’ proposed in Hartley
April 20, 2023
• April 22, 1948
Desiring a break from the run-of-the-mill summer celebration, the Hartley Chamber of Commerce decided to hold a Kinderfest, probably in the latter part of June. Kinderfest was an old German celebration which had been enjoyed in this vicinity in the past. It was primarily a day for children with contests and the crowning of a king and queen.
The Hartley FFA Chapter held its first Parent and Son Banquet, which was attended by approximately 170 people. Mr. Hall from the state vocational agriculture office in Des Moines gave a talk on the possibilities of FFA and vocational a...
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