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Putting the fun into Fun Fest

Laura Peel (front left) accompanies Xavier Bradley, 5 (front right), and Marshall Bradley, 6 (back), on their first roller coaster ride during Fun Fest Friday in New Richmond. (Photo by Micheal Foley)1 / 24
A group of children dressed as Batman and wheeled a diorama of Gotham City behind them during this year’s Fun Fest Kiddie Parade, which was sponsored by First National Community Bank, on Saturday, July 12. The diorama read “Always be yourself; except when you can be Batman.” (Photo by Jordan Willi)2 / 24
A group of children take their turn at using the fire hose with the help of a New Richmond firefighter during the Children’s Water Competition at the New Richmond Fire Hall on Saturday, July 12, as part of the Fun Fest festivities. (Photo by Jordan Willi) 3 / 24
:A three-man team from the New Richmond Fire Department (left) takes on a team from the Somerset Fire Department during the New Richmond Fire Department Water Battle, which was one of the many Fun Fest activities on Saturday, July 12. New Richmond Fire & Rescue placed first, Roberts/Warren Fire & Rescue placed second, and River Falls Fire & Rescue placed third. (Photo by Jordan Willi)4 / 24
Children dressed as a variety of characters and superheroes during the Fun Fest Kiddie Parade, which was sponsored by First National Community Bank, on Saturday, July 12. (Photo by Jordan WillI)5 / 24
The New Richmond High School Tiger Marching Band entertains the crowd during Saturday’s festivities. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)6 / 24
The Knights of Columbus get in character as they hand out candy to area children during the Fun Fest Parade on Saturday. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)7 / 24
The family of Stuart Nelson took on Grand Marshal duties for the New Richmond Fun Fest parade on Saturday, July 12. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)8 / 24
The Zor Roadrunners, a popular group of go-cart-riding Shriners, zoom through the streets during the parade. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)9 / 24
Nate Peterson of NP Design & Photography gathered a sea of satisfied customers to march in the parade with him and his staff Saturday, and he didn’t miss the opportunity to snap a few photos along the way. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)10 / 24
New Richmond Mayor Fred Horne wasn’t bothered by the rain as he greeted residents during Saturday evening’s Fun Fest parade. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)11 / 24
2013 St. Croix County Fairest of the Fair Gabes Rabb waves to the crowd with her Junior Fairest, Elana. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)12 / 24
Andrew and Anna Miller highlight New Richmond’s agricultural community by driving a monster-sized tractor in the parade on Saturday. (Photo by Jenny Hudalla)13 / 24
The Dweebs entertain loyal fans during their performance at Fun Fest Friday night in New Richmond. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)14 / 24
Dweeb Claire Blue gets a little help from the audience during the Dweebs performance at Fun Fest Friday night in New Richmond. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)15 / 24
Dweeb Benjamin Blue shows off his tonsils during the Dweebs performance at Fun Fest Friday night in New Richmond. (Photo by Tom Lindfors) 16 / 24
The Dweebs greet their fans with a shower of toilet paper to start their show at Fun Fest Friday night in New Richmond. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)17 / 24
A Dweeb’s eye view of the concert Friday night at Fun Fest from behind barefoot Dweeb drummer Mike Jr. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)18 / 24
Papa Dweeb proves he still got chops up close and personal with audience members during the Dweeb’s performance at Fun Fest Friday night in New Richmond. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)19 / 24
Despite rumors to the contrary Michael Jackson showed up alive and well during the Dweeb’s performance at Fun Fest Friday night in New Richmond. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)20 / 24
Emma Mielke, 4, from Somerset, waves to her mother from the merry-go-round Friday during Fun Fest in New Richmond. (Photo by Micheal Foley) 21 / 24
Kyle Cisewski of Star Prairie helps Kora, 3, catch a fish on the Fun Fest midway Friday in New Richmond. (Photo by Micheal Foley)22 / 24
Jim Pearson, a volunteer with the New Richmond Hockey Association, prepares pork chops on a stick behind the association’s food booth on Friday. (Photo by Micheal Foley)23 / 24
Dave Green, from New Richmond VFW Post 10818, prepares a turkey leg behind the VFW food booth at Fun Fest Friday in New Richmond. (Photo by Micheal Foley)24 / 24
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Putting the fun into Fun Fest
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For four days, the New Richmond community and people from the surrounding area celebrated Fun Fest with food, fun and music. The festival, which went from Thursday, July 10-13, included a carnival, musical entertainment, food stands, a beer tent, sporting events, the Grand Parade and much more. 

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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