Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Swampy Summer Celebration in Hartley

Most events held despite rainfall

Though Mother Nature tried her best to dictate otherwise, organizers of Hartley's Summer Celebration found a silver lining.

"We had the biggest crowd we've ever had for the meal and dance on Friday night, and everyone had a lot of fun," said committee member Rachel Wilson. "Saturday was wet, but we were able to pull almost everything off that was on the schedule."

The party started Friday night without a hitch. Visitors packed Neebel Park for the Lions Club supper and stayed for the youth dance, which featured a DJ and foam party that was enjoyed by people of all ages.

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