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A helping of the harvest

Stone tablets sporting plaques with the names of contributors to park improvements last year were dedicated as part of the Under the Harvest Moon Celebration. Shown with the plaques are, from left to right: Milt Helmer and Paul Bauer of the 150th anniversary committee, Peggy Nelson, Village of Ellsworth Clerk-Treasurer, Joanne Hines of the committee, Matt Anderson, Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce President, and Kenny Manfred and Dick Hines from the village board.1 / 3
An array of produce contributed to eye appeal under a shelter at East End Park during Tuesday’s Under the Harvest Moon Celebration. The local farmers’ market has been a weekly attraction at the site.2 / 3
On the entertainment bill were the Kowalchyk Girls, along with Brooke Thoen, Hope and Joy Turvaville, and Cedric and Thaddeus Kosnopfal. 3 / 3

Everything under the sun—or in this case, the moon—was available at the third annual Under the Harvest Moon Celebration in East End Park Tuesday. Cloudy, drippy skies didn’t keep crowds away from the event featuring numerous vendors, plus crocheted items, birdhouses, farm-fresh produce, and baked and canned goods. Creamery-fried curds, and ice cream and other refreshments were offered. A dedication of tablets displaying contributors to the park’s upgrade for the community’s 100th anniversary last year was also a highlight. 

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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