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Bass Lake Cheese Factory got into the spirit of summer fun with its costumes at Saturday’s Pea Soup Days parade. (From left) Cow No. 1 Kody Sorum, cheese wedge Erica Johnson, helper Sidney Martinsen-Holt and Cow No. 2 Sarah Martinsen. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Please pass the Pea Soup

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This year’s Pea Soup Days festivities kicked off Thursday, June 5, and wrapped up Sunday, June 8. This year’s event was a collaboration among the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, the Somerset Lions Club and Somerset Fire/Rescue.

Despite the rainy weather and the parade being delayed two hours, hundreds of people turned out for the celebration. Highlights included the festival's namesake being made by the Boy Scouts, the first ever Pea Soup Medallion Hunt, the first ever River Race, live music, the carnival, parade, pancake breakfasts at the fire hall, the Lions Club golf tournament, softball tournaments and fire department water fights.

Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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