2022-08-13

Montcalm County Honor Guard to debut Pipe and Drums band during Danish Festival Fireman’s Parade

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As a bagpiper dedicated to his craft, Michael Maitner has long hoped his talents could be put to use in a way that would serve to honor those who have put their lives on the line, time and time again, in service of others. 

During this year’s Danish Festival celebration, Maitner, joined by several other pipers and drummers, will receive that chance, as they lead off the annual Fireman’s Parade at 8 p.m. on Aug. 19. 

Miss Danish Festival pageant candidates

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Helicopter rides and fireworks returning to Frugthaven Farms

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After tremendous success last year, Greenville’s Danish Festival is bringing back the fireworks and helicopter rides for another round this year. Whether you got to fly high above last year’s Danish Festival or not, a second opportunity is coming to residents this year along with Frugthaven Farm’s monstrous firework show.

Danish Festival Band celebrates 50 years

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When minds jump to their first thought of what may serve as the central focus of the annual Danish Festival, a number of factors likely come into play. 

From the Grand Dansk Parade, the Miss Danish Festival scholarship pageant or even the Danish aebleskiver treats served up on the corner of Lafayette and Cass streets, every visitor of the festival likely has one element that sticks out in their memory. 

New experiences highlight Danish Festival children’s events

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Whether your children are passionate about crafts, performing arts, or just interacting with other kids among a variety of toys, the Children’s Events at the 58th Annual Danish Festival will be there to entertain them. 

Running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Children’s Events will be held on Lafayette Street (near Montcalm Street) Aug. 19 and 20.

Amy and Steve Homich are Danish Festival grand marshals 

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Upon being named grand marshals of the upcoming 58th annual Danish Festival, this year’s recipients found themselves overwhelmed at the news, left in a state of disbelief. 

However, their selection should come as a surprise to no one else. 

Danish festivalgoers will notice increase in vendors, return of aebleskivers

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When Kristen Videan accepted the position as executive director of the Danish Festival in the spring of 2021, she didn’t know what to expect in attempting to run a festival on a short timeframe coming out of a pandemic. 

Fortunately for Videan, with a full year of leadership now under her belt, the director is personally excited at the growth she has witnessed in upcoming festival events in just one year’s time. 

58th annual Danish Festival schedule of events 

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Check out the schedule of events for the 2022 Danish Festival.

Danish Festival WAN MarketPlace and Food Court schedule

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Located at Veterans Memorial Park (M-57 and Luray St.) MarketPlace August 19-21 Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Women’s Action Network coordinates a 90 vendor marketplace filled with shopping and food the whole family will enjoy. The MarketPlace, the largest fundraiser of the year, supports activities sponsored by the Women’s Action […]

AMISH COOK: Comforting chicken spaghetti casserole

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We knew it was coming, but then, is it possible to get ready to say good-bye? The children and I were all gathered around Grandpa’s casket.

There were those memories of being a little girl, and going out in Grandpa’s woodworking shop while he measured, cut, and nailed while Grandma sanded.