"Everybody comes back. That's when they have all the (class) reunions. They do them on this particular weekend," Kerns said. "There's even a wedding today, too."
During the day about 600 people visit
While visitors enjoyed the events they were encouraged to pin little pink flags on those they know have volunteered or helped out the community in some special way.
"Our volunteers never want to take recognition, so this is a way of putting them on the radar," Kern said.
She said that she came up with the idea for the theme one day while she was washing windows at the
She also noticed an older lady, who lived across the street, returning her neighbors trash cans to their porches after the trash had been picked up.
She said she heard about a couple in
"She was homeless. They talked about it and they offered to let her come home with them. The next day she opened up to them and said that she walked out of her life and was regretting it. So they helped her get back home," Kern said smiling. "These are people who do these nice things, and nobody knows about it."
"People volunteer their time for almost any kind of occasion," Vogel said.
Vogel and Kern also mentioned that this past year some children in the community have been sick, and the community came together to help those families. One instance was when the town put on Race for Chase, the 5k fun run that supported a local high school student and his fight against leukemia.
"We are a really special community. It's the kind of place that when you get here you feel like 'this is where I belong,' " Kern said.
All the money made Saturday by the
About 200 people showed up for the morning breakfast and to line the street for the parade. The parade consisted of local organizations, businesses and Democrat and Republican candidates from districts that include
There was a burger lunch of traditional ground buffalo meat, while children enjoyed a bounce house, inflatable pool fun and live music. The evening ended with a live music and a street dance sponsored by the local tavern.
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