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Looking ahead, Sun., Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. is Spirit Lake’s 2nd Annual “Sundae Drive and Prayer Run.”

Thankful for the rain that was received in the area with various amounts last week.

Cork and I attended the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, “Prairie Patchwork,” last Saturday evening. It was hot, but as the evening went on, very enjoyable with no mosquitos, only flies.

We viewed the exhibit of the 50 years of the pageant publications, and a list of all the performers and their years and roles they played, pictures and all. A valuable display to keep throughout the years.

As we watched, we were remembering all the times we took part years ago. The sets, of course, were changed, and we were impressed with each and additions made.

The cast did well. I hope they all have made friendships. It is what we have cherished all these years. To take part in a performance of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder is the great heritage De Smet is so fortunate to be part of.

Marian Cramer did well. She incorporated many books all in one.

The evening recognized present and past volunteers. What a joy to see, visit and reminisce with cast members and pageant personnel!

Special for us was to meet and shake hands with TV stars, Allison Arngrim as Nellie and Dean Butler as Almanzo. Cork, the first Almanzo in the Pageant, shook hands with the TV Almanzo.

We sat by a man from Texas who asked many questions. He was very interested in all De Smet had to offer.

Thanks to all who helped in any way - the volunteers, cast and directors. We look forward to another year.

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