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Finland news: August 16

Motoring on

Betty Lillback motored to Montana for the month of July. Her daughter, Kim (Lillback) Adams and Kim's husband, Bob, came to Minnesota the beginning of July to pick her up. They took their time driving back, sightseeing along the way through South Dakota. Betty's other daughter Terri Mae Lillback joined them for a week in mid- July. Betty had a great time celebrating her 75th birthday year with her daughters and Montana family. She arrived back in Minnesota the first week of August. Her great-granddaughter Reecie came back with them to visit her Minnesota cousins. Kim, Bob and Reecie spent a few days here before returning home.

Finland Tori held

The Finland Minnesota Historical Society held its annual Tori on Saturday at the historical site. The weather was nice and music was good. Those performing were Casey Aro, John Cash and the Old Timers. Local, Peter Melnotte, also played with Casey Aro and his band. Emcee for the day was Mike (Finnegan) Nikula. Channel 8 was also on hand doing some filming at the Tori. On Sunday morning a pancake breakfast was also served at the historical site.

The lucky winners of the raffle were Amy Nikula, $500.00, Chris Kustritz, $400.00, Tom Borling, $300.00, Jill DeWitt, $200.00. The $100.00 winners were Seth Thun, Greg Hawthorne, R. Hantz, and Tom Borling. Congratulations to all.

Finland Fire and Rescue also held a drawing and the winners were Dave Fleck, who won a fire extinguisher and Eleanor Wycoff, who won a a smoke and fire detector.

Spruce up Fido for

Trestle Inn Dog Show

The Trestle Inn will be holding its second annual Dog Show on Saturday, August 24, to celebrate the life of "Charlie" the St. Bernard of Trestle that welcomed the Inn's guests on the steps. All dogs are welcome to participate, but must be on a leash. The dog judging will start at 2 p.m. and micro-chipping will also be available for $25.00. There will be several categories -- cutest puppy, best camouflage outfit, best dressed, best smile, best trick, worst trick, oldest dog, ugliest dog, best howl and most stupid human trick. Proceeds will benefit the Central Minnesota Animal Control and Care. There will be vendors, information booths and food available. While there, check out the Finland Fire and Rescue table.

Save the Booya News

On Wednesday, August 21, at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting to

finalize plans for Save the Booya. Please volunteer for the specific set-up, preparation, serving and clean-up efforts needed to make the day run smoothly. The meeting will be held at the Clair Nelson Community Center. If you have any questions, please call Stacy Breden at 218-353-7366.