Turtle Race Archives - 4th of July, 2009


Turtle Race Winners!

Longville’s mainstreet was packed with parade watchers who had lined up for food at the many food vendors on main street after the parade had ended on the 4th.

A group of dedicated turtle race volunteers and the great crew from Camp Olson began the process of setting up the expansive turtle race tents and games.
The race hopefuls lined up to register. Two hundred sixty racers participated in this 4th of July race while many others just came to play the county fair type of games.

After a couple of hundred kids and adults gave their best at the hula hoop contest, the dance contests began. Leading the YMCA dance contest were Marissa Lange of Andover, Sara Spartz of Longville and Alex Burch of Remer. Leading the Chicken Dance Contest and singing the Chicken Dance Song were Hanna Tiedman of St. Paul, Destiny Brewer of Moorhead, Katie Boys of St. Paul and Emma McDonald of St. Paul.

The first race of the day is the Resort Turtle Race. Five resorts participated in this race. They were Little Boy Resort, DOK Holiday Resort, Timber Trails Resort, Girl Lake Resort, and The Longville Inn. The winner was three year old Kaleigh Will of Sartell, MN who with her family were vacationing at Timber Trails Resort.

The Grand Winner of the regular races was 8 year old Nathan Hasse of Norwood-Young America and the Grand Slowpoke Winner was 9 year old Connor Reicks of Carroll, Iowa.

Thirteen year old Eric Sourbeck of Lakeville, MN won a free ticket to Valley Fair, complements of BL Broadcasting, Brainerd radio with flagship station WJJY 106.7 FM. BL Broadcasting also provided a Mall of America package of prizes worth $200. Winner of this package was 10 year old Carter Herschback of Mendota Heights.

The next Turtle Race is Wednesday July 8, 2009


Front Row, L to R:
Grand Slowpoke Winner: Connor Reicks, Age 9 from Carroll, IA
Grand Winner: Nathan Hasse, Age 8 from Norwood-Young America, MN

Back Row, L to R:
John Weins, Announcer; Ryan Skajewski, Judge; Pat Boen, Chief Judge; Marissa Skajewski, Judge

Resort Turtle Race Winner:
Representing Timber Trails Resort: Kaleigh Will, Age 3 from Sartell, MN

Chicken Dance Singers: Left to Right:
Hannah Tiedman, St. Paul, MN; Destiny Brewer, Moorhead, MN;
Emma McDonald, St. Paul, MN; Katie Boys, St. Paul, MN

YMCA Dancers: Left to Right:
Marissa Lange, Andover, MN
Sara Spartz, Longville, MN
Alex Burch, Remer, MN


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