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Thanks to those that made Polar Fest a success

I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all those that made this year's Polar Fest another success. With events ranging from the return of the Breakfast Rotary's Poles 'N Holes Fishing Derby on Little Detroit Lake to Polar Explorer Will Steger at the Historic Holmes Theater, vintage snowmobile racing, golfing, motorcycle stunt exhibitions, boot hockey, youth fishing derby and ice harvesting demonstration, the 5K Freeze Your Buns Run, topped off by spectacular fireworks at the city beach and Polaritaville Dance, it was fantastic!

Seeing the expressions of the children at the Pavilion and the dedication of the volunteers, and polar plungers provided an inspiration to celebrate each of the clubs and organizations that made this celebration possible.

You have our grateful appreciation for all your hard work and dedication.

Special thanks to the Mayor and City Council, Sheriff Tim Gordon and their staffs who assisted in making this event so special. Likewise the Chamber and its members, and civic groups and sponsors deserve our praise.

Thank you all for a job well done. I am proud to be part of such a special community. -- Pam Mortenson, Detroit Lakes