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PHOTO GALLERY/VIDEO: Pea Soup Days 2016

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Pea Soup Days grand marshals Linda Hennessey and Karen Barger wave to the crowd as they make their way down the parade route on Saturday, June 11. (Photo by Jordan Willi)2 / 28
The first wave of canoes was off and paddling from River’s Edge Sunday afternoon as part of the annual Pea Soup Days River Race. Proceeds from the race will be used to support the Somerset Public Library expansion plan. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)3 / 28
Jordan German was eager to get on the river Sunday morning to compete in the third annual Pea Soup Days River Race. Proceeds from the race will be used to support the Somerset Public Library expansion plan. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)4 / 28
Eighteen people of varying ages and experience participated in the third annual Pea Soup Days River Race Sunday at River’s Edge in Somerset. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)5 / 28
First-time river racer Nolan Stodola was just hoping to stay dry Sunday as he and his friends prepared to launch their canoes at the River’s Edge landing for the Pea Soup Days River Race. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)6 / 28
First place winner in the kayak division, Dan Pagels, shoots a little white water just before the finish line in the annual Pea Soup Days River Race held on the Apple River Sunday in Somerset. (Photo by Tom Lindfors) 7 / 28
Canoeists Brady Williams (stern) and Nolan Stodola (bow) representing Troop 144 get a lift coming out of some white water before the finish line in the third annual Pea Soup Days River Race held on the Apple River in Somerset. Williams and Stodola took second place in the canoe division. (Photo by Tom Lindfors) 8 / 28
Amanda and David Baillargeon prepare to take on some white water during the Pea Soup Days River Race held on the Apple River in Somerset. (Photo by Tom Lindfors) 9 / 28
Amanda Baillargeon found herself paddling air for just a moment as she and husband David stroked toward the finish line Sunday afternoon in the Pea Soup Days River Race held on the Apple River in Somerset. The Baillargeon’s took first place in the canoe division. (Photo by Tom Lindfors) 10 / 28
A couple of canoeists prepare to take on the white water just before the finish of the third annual Pea Soup Days River Race held on the Apple River in Somerset. (Photo by Tom Lindfors) 11 / 28
It looked worse than it really was as a couple of canoeists took on the white water just before the finish of the Pea Soup Days River Race held on the Apple River in Somerset. (Photo by Tom Lindfors) 12 / 28
The Somerset Pea Soup Days parade makes its way down Spring Street on Saturday, June 11. Many of those on the floats threw candy for those assembled on the sidewalks watching the parade. (Photo by Jordan Willi)13 / 28
The Somerset High School marching band performs a song while they march down the street as one of the musical acts to perform during the Pea Soup Days parade. (Photo by Jordan Willi)14 / 28
Members of the Somerset Youth Hockey Association skate and walked down the street during this year’s Pea Soup Days parade to try to get more children interested in playing hockey. (Photo by Jordan Willi)15 / 28
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This year's Pea Soup Days parade was held Saturday morning (June 11) and kicked off the rest of the events for the day. The kayak races took place on Sunday. The four day long Pea Soup Days festival was held from June 9-12 in Somerset. 

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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